Iceland Travel 2019 (2) - Golden Circle
Changde Wu 2019-08-14
Golden Cirlce is a marketing term of a hot tourist route from capital of Iceland, Reykjavik. This route includes Þingvellir National Park, Geysir and Gullfoss from west to east. I also put Bruarfoss Waterfall and Seljalandsfoss to this chappter because of their geographic closeness.
(One) Þingvellir National Park
This is a small national park with its history, culture and geological importance. It was the site of the earlist national parliment established from 930 AD. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is also the rift zone of Atlantic ocean ridge.
(Two) Bruarfoss Waterfall
There are three waterfalls along the river upward with Bruarfoss being the uppermost one.
The geysir is tiny compare to Yellow Stone. Neverthless, it is one of the popular spot in Golden Cirlce. The frequency of the eruption of one hot spring is around 5 minutes.