I forgot how many pictures I took in Iceland! It was impossible picking my favorites. Day 2 in Iceland was amazing! We had a lazy morning and wandered around Reykjavik before beginning our "Road Trip". This is what we had planned for day 2:
Thingvellir National Park
We started the day off with breakfast at Sandholdt Bakery. The food was so good that we ended up back here almost everyday. Honestly, I had some of the best pastries in my life at Sandholdt. After breakfast, we wandered a bit in the city and ended up stumbling across Hallgrímskirkja Church, which is the big iconic church in the city center.
After the little bit of sight-seeing in Reykjavik, we started off towards Thingvellir. As the first real stop on our trip, my brother was amped to explore. Which of course totally clashed with my type A personality and my very carefully planned itinerary. After an hour or so of going off the beaten path (and finding a really beautiful waterfall) we finally got back on track.
From Thingvellir, we headed to Burafoss. Burafoss is a little bit off the beaten path so we got a little discouraged when we didn't find it right a away. We chalked it up to a map mistake and ended up continuing on to Geysir (worry not we did eventually end up at Burafoss).
By the time we got to Geysir, I was freezing. I was ready to buy a windbreaker at one of the tourist shops (which if you go to Iceland, BRING A WINDBREAKER). To make things worse, as we walked up Geysir blew and not only was it the highest geyser we saw in our hour there but we walked up exactly where all the water landed. We were soaked. And so cold. But the there are all these beautiful pools of water, fairy pools really, and we couldn't walk away without seeing all of them.
Our last stop of the day was Gullfoss waterfall. Gulfoss was a little bit of a walk from where you're supposed to park and at this point not only was I super cold but my feet where killing me! But Gullfoss promised to be one of the highlights of our trip so we had to carry on! And it really was worth it! Gullfoss is majestic and humbling and more you look at it the more facets you'll notice.
After Gullfoss, we finally began our trip back to Reykjavik. We were far more relaxed (by we I mean me) on our drive back and we ended up getting some really beautiful shots!
That's all for today. Day 3 to come soon :o) and if you didn't get part one check it out here.