Iceland Road Trip: Day 5

Strokkur, Geysir's neighbor, erupts every 4 minutes or so

Strokkur, Geysir’s neighbor, erupts every 4 minutes or so

I arrived at Gulfoss, one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls, at just about 2 o’clock in the morning. I had drunk a lot of Red Bull before the drive because I was nervous about getting drowsy, and the drink worked better than I had expected. Full of energy, I decided to just go ahead and visit the falls in the twilight, which turned out to be a magical experience.

From Gulfoss I made the short drive to Geyser, where I did finally sleep for a bit. I still managed to see Geyser and the surrounding sights before the crowds came and I got some good photos. I also visited Thingvellir National Park, but it was extremely buggy (although not as bad at Myvatn!) and then it began to rain, so I just quickly saw the main sights before driving to Reykjavik to return the car. The area is quite fascinating, as it was the sight of the parliament from 930 to 1798.

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