Reykjavik & The Golden Circle In Iceland – An Icelandic Honeymoon

No trip to Iceland would be complete without visiting some of Iceland’s most popular attractions and it’s capital city Reykjavik and the golden circle.

Reykjavik is certainly doesn’t feel like a capital city, but rather more like a small, hip coastal town. It’s colourful streets are lined with hipster cafes, small boutiques and gift shops.

The Golden Circle

The golden circle is home to Iceland’s most visited tourist destinations. Thingvellir National Park and rift valley, Gulfoss waterfall and the most famous geyser Strokkur, which erupts every 10-15 minutes. These locations can get crazy busy, even in the low season. Bus loads of tourists arrive throughout the day. If you want to get great photographs, you’ll probably want to get there early in the morning. The whole area can be seen on a day trip from the capital. But the best way to see it is to stay overnight. We chose to stay in the town of Laugarvatn and enjoyed a night relaxing in the geothermal baths.

Blue Lagoon

When in Iceland, you need to schedule in a trip to the Blue Lagoon. Not far from Keflavik Airport, it’s a great way to start or end your trip to Iceland. We did it at the end of our trip, which meant we left feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. We spent most of our time in the main outdoor water area, which has different areas where you can find free mineral mud masks. There’s even an in-water bar where you can buy drinks. Getting out of the water can be a bit of a shock, going from warm to cold, but you can soon warm up in one of the natural saunas or steam baths. As with the golden circle, it can get super busy. We went in the evening after 6pm and a lot of the big coaches were leaving so it did get quieter.

Blue Lagoon Iceland Entrance Sign by Wild Connections Photography Black and green lava field in Iceland outside the Northern Lights Inn hotel by Wild Connections Photography Blue water at the blue lagoon in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography Iceland's blue lagoon cloudy water by Wild Connections Photography Blue Lagoon Iceland by Wild Connections Photography

Reykjavik

Reykjavik Church by Wild Connections Photography A large ship at Reykjavik harbour by Wild Connections Photography Reykjavik Opera House by Wild Connections Photography Reykjavik concert hall Harpa by Wild Connections Photography Harpa concert hall and centre in Reykjavik by Wild Connections Photography Prikid coffee shop in Reykjavik Iceland by Wild Connections Photography Coloured houses of Reykjavik from above by Wild Connections Photography Coloured houses and coastline of Reykjavik from above by Wild Connections Photography Reykjavik church tower stained glass clock by Wild Connections Photography Reykjavik church tower stained glass hand picture by Wild Connections Photography Reykjavik chruch interior photo by Wild Connections Photography Reykjavik Church Organ Photo by Wild Connections Photography Reykjavik Iceland church by Wild Connections Photography

The Golden Circle

Ion Adventure hotel in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography Sunset by a lake in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography A footpath between the rocks in Thingvellir national park in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography Rift valley in Iceland at the Thingvelir national park by Wild Connections Photography Small houses in the distance in Thingvellir national park in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography A frozen river through Thingvellir national park in Iceland Small houses in the distance in Thingvellir national park in Iceland by Wild Connections Photography Gulfoss waterfall in Iceland from above by Wild Connections Photography Looking down on Gulfoss waterfall in Iceland by Wild Connections Photogrpahy A long exposure close up picture of the water at the Gulfoss waterfall in Iceland Staning on the banks of the gulfoss waterfall where the spray has frozen on one wall of the to create a wall of ice A mini geysir called litli geysir in Iceland Steaming earth and boiling pools of water in Iceland Steam rises from a small hut in Iceland The gulfoss waterfall in Iceland in the evening light Looking along the gorge at the bottom of the gulfoss waterfall A blue ball as the Geysir is about to errupt in Iceland A warning sign by the geysirs in Iceland warning that the water is 100°C Iceland's largest geysir no longer errups and is just a pond of steaming water The strokkur geysir in Iceland errupting Crowds circle around the geysir in Iceland A mini geysir bubbling away in a field in Iceland A steaming river flowing across a field in Iceland A road sign by the road entering the Thingvellir national park in Iceland

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