After a fairly lonely lunch at the Geysir complex – clearly October is the slow time for most of the Big Tourist Spots, it was time to see the sites lots of people see. First was Strokkur, the geysir that is actually working at this time.
1. Strokkur. This has many tourists standing around it, waiting to take video footage. Must be madness in peak season.
2 – 5. Gullfoss. It pays not to do all that much research on what Iceland looks like before you go – I just did reading. That’s because you are open to be stunned by what things look like (says he who is doing a pictorial tour). These pictures were taken with me getting closer and closer to the centre of the falls – there are few ropes, so good shoes helped.
6. Laugavatn Geothermal Pool. After leaving Gullfoss, we made our way to Laugavatn, which had a geothermal pool complex that featured a small lap pool, paddling pools and a large pot, all at 35 – 45 degrees – as well as saunas. Lovely and romantic at night with the sun sinking. We didn’t have the camera with us at night, but we took a photo of it the next overcast morning.