I told you I wouldn’t be able to keep away.
Today I went with my dad, his partner and our distant but yet not so distant relative, Amber from the USA, driving around the Golden Circle. It was like an express version of the tour my dad does through Icelandic Taxi Tours and it was great despite the weather being a bit cold. The Golden Circle is one of those most-do things for anyone coming to Iceland so since Amber hadn’t already booked a tour to go, my dad and his partner insisted on taking her.
I have never really written about the Golden Circle because there is so much information available out there that is better than what I can provide but I will tell you this: Rent a car to do the Golden Circle or do a private tour with a company like my dad’s because then you can control yourself how long you stay in each place and such. Plus, if you feel like seeing something that wasn’t on the schedule you can simply change the schedule. Like today my dad took us to a waterfall I never knew existed, Faxi, which I would have missed if we had been on a big typical tour bus. My dad takes everyone there, by the way, and to some other spots that you won’t see on a regular tour. How strange is it though that I’ve been to Gullfoss and Geysir about a million times without ever seeing that waterfall before? It’s right of the road on the way back from Reykjavík. Iceland never stops surprising me.
PS. Don’t you just love the gift shop at Geysir?