Today is the day for most visited "The golden circle". We had booked GOLDEN CIRCLE SUPERIOR - SMALL GROUP TOUR from the same operator Arctic adventures.
From Reykjavik, we will drive towards Iceland’s three most famous attractions that make up the popular Golden Circle; Thingvellir National Park, Geysir hot spring area and Gullfoss Waterfall. Additionally in this tour, we had Kerid crater, Friðheimar Greenhouse and Brú’s Horse Petting.
Quite lucky till now with Icelands weather, most of the times sunny or just cloudy with only little rain. Our guide today was pretty strict, no eating food inside bus, very strict on timings etc.. He wanted us to walk together, be together... Funny part was he even wanted 19 of us to go together to the same WC and not to spread out in different WCs.. hahahaha... luckily he is there for this tour which is pretty short one compared to others i.e around 8hrs :)
Our first stop, the Kerid crater : Kerið is a volcanic crater lake. Craters are usually formed by volcanic explosions but researched has shown that this might not have been the case for Kerið. It formed when a cone volcano erupted and emptied its magma reserve. The cone has since then collapsed into its magma chamber and by that created a crater. Due to the formation, the colors are very different and unique.
We encircled this whole crater and enjoyed the colours from different spots.