Thingvellir National Park
This national park and a UNESCO heritage site is of significant importance due to it’s history and geology. It is the first attraction in the Golden circle route.
The drive itself towards this national park was filled with stunning landscapes which kept on surprising us by adding various flavors to nature’s dramatic visually appealing appearances featuring a varied belt of mountains and green layers of mosses spread over vast lava fields.
As we arrived late in the evening, there were not a lot of people here. The place is quite big with lot of attractions inside. It can easily take half a day as there are several hiking trails here. As we didn’t plan to spend a lot of time here, we took a walking trail to the church below crossing a bridge.
It was a nice walk with a river passing across the mountains. Have such a lovely place to ourselves was a delight in itself. The church at the end was sitting prettily without anyone disturbing it’s peace. We looked around to breathe the fresh air and inhale the freshness and beauty of this place.
We walked towards Thingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland with clear water and ducks swimming made us stop and capture the sight in our phones. It was extremely quiet and peaceful making us savor this experience in the best way.