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Take a load off in Iceland (before touring)

The throngs of tourists now touring the Golden Circle are too many for locals to keep up. PIC Bruce McAdam

The throngs of tourists now touring the Golden Circle are too many for locals to keep up. PIC Bruce McAdam

Some local pundits in Iceland have now figured out why the famous Golden Circle is called Golden Circle. Everyone is peeing pretty much everywhere.

 

How to avoid the crowds at popular spots in Iceland

Exactly what one needs while traveling the highland of Iceland. Traffic jam of buses. PIC Hello, I am Bruce

Exactly what one needs while traveling the highland of Iceland. Traffic jam of buses. PIC Hello, I am Bruce

By now you should be aware of the fact that many of the hottest natural spots in Iceland are becoming horribly crowded and rundown. 

 

Golden Circle in Iceland the right way

Seriously lovely tours in Iceland now available

Seriously lovely tours in Iceland now available

There are lots of ways for you to experience what is known as the Golden Circle in Iceland. The majority of tour operators offer scheduled trips and taking the Golden Circle route on your own is pretty easy and straightforward.

 

Overhyped and expensive steam baths in Laugarvatn Iceland

Once upon a time all this was free for all. Now expensive as hell. PIC Eric Pouypul

Once upon a time all this was free for all. Now expensive as hell. PIC Eric Pouypul

A few decades ago enterprising locals in the small village of Laugarvatn in Iceland came together and built a small wooden shed right over a small geothermal hot spring by the Laugarvatn lake and thus creating the most natural steam bath available.

 

Golden Circle in Iceland reaching saturation point

Beautiful and powerful glacial waterfalls of Gullfoss are worth a look but nowadays people are crowding it out. PIC Derek Craig

We are pretty popular these days. If ever there was a time to talk about tourists arriving in droves this is it for Iceland.…

 

Why the area around Geysir in Iceland is in horrible state

The Strokkur geyser erupting in Haukadalur Iceland. Entrance to this wonder is free but nearby hotel, restaurant and shops are anything but. This marvelous place is in disrepair since the private owners are too damn greedy. PIC AZAdam

Few things are must-sees when visiting Iceland.

 

Do the Golden Circle in Iceland on your own

Gullfoss

Thingvellir, Geysir area and Gullfoss waterfall (pictured) deserve more than half an hour stop. PIC Matt Benton

You will not read very much about Iceland without learning of the so-called Golden Circle tour. Apart from visiting the Blue Lagoon this is the most popular tourist route in Iceland.

 

The death of Geysir in Iceland

The dead Geysir in Haukadalur Iceland. According to old tales it used to spew hot water 180 metres into the air.

The dead Geysir in Haukadalur Iceland. According to old tales it used to spew hot water 180 metres into the air.

It is probably beyond doubt that few would travel extensively long distances in order to take a look at a tranquil pool of water.