Our Iceland adventure is not quite a National Lampoon vacation, but close. Within an hour of taking off in our camper, we underestimated its height and assured my son it would fit under the roof of a parkade.
Apparently we were mistaken. We hit the scaffolding of the parkade and ripped two plastic covers off the camper roof. Did I mention it was raining?
Day two, my birthday, we headed back to the camper rental place to have plastic taped over the gaping holes in the roof. A big improvement!
We finally hit the road to the Golden Circle. Our first stop was Pingviller National Park where the views and history are amazing. The remnants of shelters built atop previous ones, date back to the Commonwealth Era (930-1262).
First family selfie in which my son said, “Stand up Mom so we can get you in the picture”. I’m already on tip
toes. Smart ass.
The paths up to view the Geysir at Sudurland were lined with bubbling pools of hot water and natural springs with water clear enough to see deep into the earth.
Every fifteen minutes the big Geysir blows, showering nearby tourists with mist and spray that smells strongly of sulphur.
We stopped and did the obligatory goofy hat photo while we tanked up on coffee, then moved on.
Our next stop was the Gulfoss Falls.
I found it amusing to see no guard rails anywhere in site. In the US there’d probably be 6ft wire fences and multiple warning signs.
Our last stop in the Golden Circle was “Secret Lagoon”, natural hot spring.
This was amazing! Filled with locals and tourists alike, we soaked and relaxed for several hours.
As we set up camp that night we discovered my sons tent had been stolen out of the back of our truck during the day. Have I mentioned this camper is sardine can-sized?
The four of us, 3 tall adults and one short person crammed in for a night of card games and little sleep.
We’re off to the southeast tomorrow to see what sort of trouble we can cook up!
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