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Reykjavik Sightseeing Tour
"Your Reykjavik sightseeing tour includes short stops at the following attractions:BessastadirVisit the presidential residence at Bessastadir built between 1761 and 1766 and home to Iceland's president. You’ll also stop in the town of Hafnarfjordur famous for having one of the largest settlements of elves and other mystical beings known as the ""hidden folk."" You will also visit the old fishing harbor and when possible the famous fish market.PerlanIn Reykjavik you'll go to the Perlan building which was built on water tanks that hold the city's hot water supply. Here you can enjoy the spectacular view over Reykjavik and its surroundings from Perlan’s top-floor revolving restaurant.Hofdi HouseExplore Hofdi House in northern Reykjavi where the all-important summit between President Ronald Reagan and Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev took place in 1986. You will also visit Hallgrimskirkja (the largest church in Iceland and one of its tallest structures) the University of Iceland area and the old town center
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Gulfoss and Geysir Express Half-Day Trip from Reykjavik
"You will visit Thingvellir where the Icelandic parliament Alpingi was established in 930. It is here in this geologically unique place that the slowly diverging tectonic plates of America and Europe meet. In 2004 Thingvellir was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List. The to the spouting hot spring of Geysir and Strokkur. Continuing your journey to Hveragerdi a small but beautiful horticultural town you will see how geothermal energy has been harnessed for the unique greenhouse cultivation of all kinds of vegetables exotic fruit and flowers."""
From EUR63.00
 
Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik
"The tour begins with a visit to the Nesjavellir power plant a geothermal area in the picturesque landscape of Lake Thingvallavatn (this part of the tour may not be included in winter). This really is ""green"" renewable energy as more than half of Reykjavik's population gets its energy from the Nesjavellir geothermal plant. Your tour also includes a visit to Thingvellir where the Icelandic parliament Althingi was founded in 930 making it the oldest functioning parliament in the world. It is here that the slowly diverging tectonic plates of America and Europe meet. Your tour continues to the beautiful waterfall of Gullfoss a highlight of any visit to Iceland along with the incredible spouting hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur. You will also visit Skalholt church
From EUR66.00

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The World second largest Geyser

We join the Golden Triangle trip and the Geysir is one of the places included in the tour. The tour last for whole day and it is worth to join as it includes several must see places in Iceland. There are three Geysers. The one which bursts quite often is the medium Geyser. The largest one in Iceland only bursts three times a day.

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castersugar43
May 11, 2005

Gulfoss Waterfall

It is the one of the destinations that the Golden Traiangle trip included. The waterfall is so big and the view there is spectacular. You can walk closely to the water. You should be very careful as the ground is slippery!

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castersugar43
May 11, 2005

Look at the blow job :)

To look at some blowing water seems to be a very simple activity, but it is really amusing when you stand close to it. It suddenly just blows. Like if the earth have been tickled or something.

The small ones are really cute. :)

tedi
Mar 12, 2005

Gullfoss

About an hour's drive away from Reykjavik is Gullfoss (pronounced Gutl-foss). This majestic waterfall is quite humbling. The power that runs through it's falls really make you realize how powerless we are compared to nature. The beauty of the canyon it runs through, and the falls themselves, are hard to match in our world. It's a popular tourist site with a great history. An Icelandic woman fought to keep Gullfoss from being turned into a hydroelectric powerplant. She won her battle and thanks to her, we can still enjoy this marvel of nature. You can visit this on the same day you visit Þingvellir and Geysir. Please see my Travelogue for more pictures

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seamandrew
Jun 26, 2003
 
 
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Gullfoss

At GULLFOSS, the waters originate on the Langjokull glacier & drops a total of 32 m (104 ft) in 2 stages into the Gullfossgljufur Gorge. On a sunny day, you can see a huge rainbow across the entire waterfalls & it's really an incredible sight!

One of the most beautiful waterfall I've come across. In order to see its magnificence, click on the photo to see the bigger picture. Of course, the only way one could feel the absolute beauty of it is to be there & see it with your own eyes!

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Sharrie
Feb 18, 2003

Gullfoss (Golden Waterfall)

Gullfoss is one of those miracles in Iceland and it is Europe's most powerfull waterfall. You can't explain that with words or pics, it is so must to see. You can feel the power of water and air, you see strong rockys and the land made of stone.

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Scandic
Dec 01, 2002

Geysir

Geysir park is home to several Geysers. Geysir, the largest is of greatest fame. All of the geysers in the world get there name from Geysir. It no longer erupts that often, and at times, manmade eruptions are done using soap. Strokkur, a smaller geyser just a stone's throw from Geysir never fails to impress. It erupts every 10-15 minutes and shoots up about 20 meters. The picture shows Strokkur in all it's splendor. You can include Geysir park on your day trip of Þingvellir, and Gullfoss. Please see my travelogue for more pictures.

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seamandrew
Nov 05, 2002

Geysir & Strokkur

GEYSIR & STROKKUR. Another must on the Golden Circle Route.

Geysir - meaning 'Gusher' was formed in the 13th century but erupted at irregular intervals since an earthquake in 2000.

Strokkur is just adjacent to Geysir & erupts at regular interval of 5-10 minutes.

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Sharrie
Oct 10, 2002

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You're in Iceland, the country...

You're in Iceland, the country of geysirs. You have two possibilities. Either you take a long daytrip to the real geysir or visit Haetta, the artificial geysir which is located in Reykjavik.

The picture is of the artificial one. It works with the same principle as the real geysirs.

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jarto
Aug 25, 2002

Must be Disney stuff

The Strokkur goes so on time that it must be controlled. Probably the geysir died years ago, but to keep the tourists coming Disney is making money now.

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Rob&Giz
Apr 04, 2011

gullfoss

Gullfoss its an impressiv waterfall about two hours driving from Reykjavík, impressive landscapes at its surroundings.

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Marionbcn
Jan 16, 2005

Golden circle tour, gulfoss and geysirs

The Golden circle tour was quite expensive but well worth it as we got a complete guided tour of frozen waterfalls (gulfoss), geysirs, lava fields, greenhouses and much more!

alexfenton
Jan 04, 2005

Things to Do Near Reykjavík Region

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Hallgrimskirkja

Hallgrímskirkja is our biggest church (kirkja=church) and is named after Hallgrímur Pétursson, a reverend and hymn writer (1614-1674) who wrote the beautiful hymns "Passíusálmar" which are Iceland's...
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Blue Lagoon

In 2013 the Blue Lagoon Chill party went from being an exclusive and fun outdoor party in the lagoon with bands and DJs to an indoor venue. All those videos you see online of people dancing in the...
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Blue Lagoon

It was August, it was +6 and rain, and we were sitting neck-deep in Blue Lagoon in the water +38 and even the cold rain, which was falling on our heads didn`t bother us. The experience is absolutely...
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Hallgrimskirkja

Worth a visit to this unusual modern cathedral that dominates the skyline of the city. Take the lift to the top for great views across the city and harbour. It is extremely windy up there and in the...
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Perlan - The Pearl

There are telescopes on the view deck that you can see through if you have a few coins to spare, but it is not necessary as there is an excellent view of the old town and the nearby peninsula. Among...
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Whale Watching

There are plenty of possibilities for whale watching on Iceland, and the sea outside Reykjavik is considered a good place for it. I went on the Hafsulan boat ran by Reykavik Whale Safari and Puffin...
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