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 PhotographyBlack and green lava field in Iceland outside the Northern Lights Inn hotel by Wild Connections PhotographyBlue water at the blue lagoon in Iceland by Wild Connections PhotographyIceland's blue lagoon cloudy water by Wild Connections PhotographyBlue Lagoon Iceland by Wild Connections Photography

Reykjavik

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

The Golden Circle

Ion Adventure hotel in Iceland by Wild Connections PhotographySunset by a lake in Iceland by Wild Connections PhotographyA footpath between the rocks in Thingvellir national park in Iceland by Wild Connections PhotographyRift valley in Iceland at the Thingvelir national park by Wild Connections PhotographySmall houses in the distance in Thingvellir national park in Iceland by Wild Connections PhotographyA frozen river through Thingvellir national park in Iceland Small houses in the distance in Thingvellir national park in Iceland by Wild Connections PhotographyGulfoss waterfall in Iceland from above by Wild Connections PhotographyLooking down on Gulfoss waterfall in Iceland by Wild Connections PhotogrpahyA long exposure close up picture of the water at the Gulfoss waterfall in IcelandStaning on the banks of the gulfoss waterfall where the spray has frozen on one wall of the to create a wall of iceA mini geysir called litli geysir in Iceland Steaming earth and boiling pools of water in IcelandSteam rises from a small hut in IcelandThe gulfoss waterfall in Iceland in the evening lightLooking along the gorge at the bottom of the gulfoss waterfallA blue ball as the Geysir is about to errupt in IcelandA warning sign by the geysirs in Iceland warning that the water is 100°CIceland's largest geysir no longer errups and is just a pond of steaming waterThe strokkur geysir in Iceland erruptingCrowds circle around the geysir in IcelandA mini geysir bubbling away in a field in IcelandA steaming river flowing across a field in IcelandA road sign by the road entering the Thingvellir national park in Iceland

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