I'm so sorry that's it's taken this long to get any posts up of my time in Iceland. I went at the beginning of September and had such an incredible time, when I told people that was where I was visiting they thought I was a little crazy, why go somewhere cold when there's so many beautiful hot places to visit? Well, frankly I grew a little bit bored of the same holiday year in year out lounging around on a beach (yes that is heaven and I would kill for it now) but I just wanted to try/see something new. 

I've always had an infatuation with nature, so being able to go around and see all these natural wonders without having to give a damn whether my hair looked alright or what I was wearing was appropriate was such a refreshing experience. If you ever have any spare time and you've got some pennies saved up I would definitely recommend visiting for a few days, the food is pricey and so are the trips so I would be savvy with where you stay, we stayed in an Air BnB apartment which was basic but affordable, it didn't really matter much as we were hardly in it apart from when we slept. 

The weather varies so much out there, luckily I picked up a lot of tips from some of you guys before I went, a rain coat and waterproof boots where essential! The first post I want to share with you is the Golden Circle tour, I took an absolute shed load of photos whilst on it and it truly deserves it's own post as it was such a fantastic experience.

*Warning, I wasn't kidding, brace your computers there's a lot of images coming up. 
 

The Golden Circle Tour 

 

The Golden Circle Tour - The Goodowl Travel

If you visit Iceland you HAVE to do the golden circle tour, there's lot of different variations of it but I just did the bog standard tourist tour, which included a lovely tour guide who was on hand to tell us lots of interesting facts about each place we visited. Our tour group was small, there was just 5 of us including the guide, but at peak season there's usually a coach full of people. 



The Tomato Farm 

 

The Golden Circle Tour - The Goodowl Travel

The first leg of the tour kicked off bright and early at a Tomato farm just outside of Reykjavik, here we learned how it's possible to grow vegetables all-year-round despite the lack of sunshine in the winter, come December there's only 2 hours of sunshine in a day and in the summer there's up to 23 hrs of sunshine - seems crazy doesn't it? After a quick little tour we were invited to try some of their homemade soup and bread, which was absolutely gorgeous and a great little way to start the day. 


The Golden Circle Tour - The Goodowl Travel
Iceland Tomato Soup
The Golden Circle Tour - The Goodowl Travel


Visiting The Geysir


Geysir Iceland - The Goodowl Travel

After our bellies were suitably full from the Tomato farm we headed off to see the Geysir, which interestingly isn't active any more but sometimes erupts when there has been earthquakes, it previously reached astonishing heights of 170 meters, yikes. Although that is no longer active there are plenty of other ones surrounding it that are, most notably is the Strokkur which errupts every few minutes and reaches up to 30 meters, which is still pretty bloomin' amazing! 

I walked around this place like a child in a sweet store, every thing I saw was incredible, this is probably going to make me sound ridiculously naive and stupid but the fact there was boiling pools of water beneath my feet really blew my mind. They harness the heat from pools like these to heat the water in Reykjavik, they don't do anything to it just merely transport it and in doing so they only lose 1 degree in temperature, hence why when you shower there is a distinct smell of Sulphur.


Geysir Iceland - The Goodowl Travel
Geysir Iceland - The Goodowl Travel
Geysir Iceland - The Goodowl Travel


Gullfoss Waterfall


 

gullfoss Waterfall - The Goodowl Travel
 
If you're ever struggling with perspective in life you really need to go check out some of the natural wonders in the world, I can't even try to translate just how utterly belittling somewhere like this is, the sheer beauty mixed with the incredible power was so unbelievably humbling. The pictures really don't do this place justice, the roar you could feel just walking near to it and the spray which soaked you from far away was just so mind-blowing.


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gullfoss Waterfall - The Goodowl Travel

Thingvellir National Park


Thingvellir National Park - The Goodowl Travel

Our last stop was Þingvellir, which is an area brimming with geographical and historical importance. Not only is it a site where the first Parliament of Iceland was set up it also lies within it the rift valley which marks the crest of the Mid-Alantic ridge, being able to see the edge of the tectonic plate was so surreal, being from the UK and living slap-bang on the middle of plate we never have to worry much about the effects that they cause when they move, in Iceland there are frequent earth quakes and sometimes volcanic eruptions - most noticeably the 'ash cloud of doom' which stopped most air traffic. 


Thingvellir National Park - The Goodowl Travel
Thingvellir National Park - The Goodowl Travel
Thingvellir National Park - The Goodowl Travel
Thingvellir National Park - The Goodowl Travel
Thingvellir National Park - The Goodowl Travel

More Iceland posts will be coming soon! :) 
 
 
 
*This post is NOT sponsored, flights accommodation and activities were all paid for by myself and my fiancee.
I'm so sorry that's it's taken this long to get any posts up of my time in Iceland. I went at the beginning of September and had such an incredible time, when I told people that was where I was visiting they thought I was a little crazy, why go somewhere cold when there's so many beautiful hot places to visit? Well, frankly I grew a little bit bored of the same holiday year in year out lounging around on a beach (yes that is heaven and I would kill for it now) but I just wanted to try/see something new. 

I've always had an infatuation with nature, so being able to go around and see all these natural wonders without having to give a damn whether my hair looked alright or what I was wearing was appropriate was such a refreshing experience. If you ever have any spare time and you've got some pennies saved up I would definitely recommend visiting for a few days, the food is pricey and so are the trips so I would be savvy with where you stay, we stayed in an Air BnB apartment which was basic but affordable, it didn't really matter much as we were hardly in it apart from when we slept. 

The weather varies so much out there, luckily I picked up a lot of tips from some of you guys before I went, a rain coat and waterproof boots where essential! The first post I want to share with you is the Golden Circle tour, I took an absolute shed load of photos whilst on it and it truly deserves it's own post as it was such a fantastic experience.

*Warning, I wasn't kidding, brace your computers there's a lot of images coming up. 
 

The Golden Circle Tour 

 

The Golden Circle Tour - The Goodowl Travel

If you visit Iceland you HAVE to do the golden circle tour, there's lot of different variations of it but I just did the bog standard tourist tour, which included a lovely tour guide who was on hand to tell us lots of interesting facts about each place we visited. Our tour group was small, there was just 5 of us including the guide, but at peak season there's usually a coach full of people. 



The Tomato Farm 

 

The Golden Circle Tour - The Goodowl Travel

The first leg of the tour kicked off bright and early at a Tomato farm just outside of Reykjavik, here we learned how it's possible to grow vegetables all-year-round despite the lack of sunshine in the winter, come December there's only 2 hours of sunshine in a day and in the summer there's up to 23 hrs of sunshine - seems crazy doesn't it? After a quick little tour we were invited to try some of their homemade soup and bread, which was absolutely gorgeous and a great little way to start the day. 


The Golden Circle Tour - The Goodowl Travel
Iceland Tomato Soup
The Golden Circle Tour - The Goodowl Travel


Visiting The Geysir


Geysir Iceland - The Goodowl Travel

After our bellies were suitably full from the Tomato farm we headed off to see the Geysir, which interestingly isn't active any more but sometimes erupts when there has been earthquakes, it previously reached astonishing heights of 170 meters, yikes. Although that is no longer active there are plenty of other ones surrounding it that are, most notably is the Strokkur which errupts every few minutes and reaches up to 30 meters, which is still pretty bloomin' amazing! 

I walked around this place like a child in a sweet store, every thing I saw was incredible, this is probably going to make me sound ridiculously naive and stupid but the fact there was boiling pools of water beneath my feet really blew my mind. They harness the heat from pools like these to heat the water in Reykjavik, they don't do anything to it just merely transport it and in doing so they only lose 1 degree in temperature, hence why when you shower there is a distinct smell of Sulphur.


Geysir Iceland - The Goodowl Travel
Geysir Iceland - The Goodowl Travel
Geysir Iceland - The Goodowl Travel


Gullfoss Waterfall


 

gullfoss Waterfall - The Goodowl Travel
 
If you're ever struggling with perspective in life you really need to go check out some of the natural wonders in the world, I can't even try to translate just how utterly belittling somewhere like this is, the sheer beauty mixed with the incredible power was so unbelievably humbling. The pictures really don't do this place justice, the roar you could feel just walking near to it and the spray which soaked you from far away was just so mind-blowing.


gullfoss Waterfall - The Goodowl Travel gullfoss Waterfall - The Goodowl Travel gullfoss Waterfall - The Goodowl Travel
gullfoss Waterfall - The Goodowl Travel

Thingvellir National Park


Thingvellir National Park - The Goodowl Travel

Our last stop was Þingvellir, which is an area brimming with geographical and historical importance. Not only is it a site where the first Parliament of Iceland was set up it also lies within it the rift valley which marks the crest of the Mid-Alantic ridge, being able to see the edge of the tectonic plate was so surreal, being from the UK and living slap-bang on the middle of plate we never have to worry much about the effects that they cause when they move, in Iceland there are frequent earth quakes and sometimes volcanic eruptions - most noticeably the 'ash cloud of doom' which stopped most air traffic. 


Thingvellir National Park - The Goodowl Travel
Thingvellir National Park - The Goodowl Travel
Thingvellir National Park - The Goodowl Travel
Thingvellir National Park - The Goodowl Travel
Thingvellir National Park - The Goodowl Travel

More Iceland posts will be coming soon! :) 
 
 
 
*This post is NOT sponsored, flights accommodation and activities were all paid for by myself and my fiancee.

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