Iceland: Land of Frozen Beauty Pt.2

Continuing our Grayline Golden Circle tour at Thingvellir National Park, we saw the spot where the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia split and are drifting apart.

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The best part of the tour for me was visiting the hot springs and the unexpected bonus of seeing a working geyser (another one to cross off my bucket list).

The whole area was filled with lots of steaming pools and streams of boiling water and we were warned not to dip our hands in them.

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Our tour continued to Skálholt church where we saw the beautiful mosaic of Jesus.

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The stain glass reflects beautiful coloured lights on the walls.

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When it comes to trying to see the northern lights, it is a bit of a hit and miss.  After all, it is a natural phenomenon so you have to rely on luck.  We took our first northern lights tour and saw nothing.  Beautiful scenes out the coach window though.

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Luckily, Grayline offers for you to retake the tour free of charge until you actually do see the lights.  It is practically an all night excursion in the cold.  Our second tour we ended up taking the delux version which meant we went further afield and stayed out longer.  We were cold but it was worth it.

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Iceland is well worth a visit and hopefully, we will go again one day and see more of it!

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