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Day of outrageous tourist activity.

I did it. Went on a golden circle tour to be part of the massive lumbering tourist trawl that visits Iceland’s major landmarks each year. And yeah, somehow it was still amazing.

We started off by visiting a greenhouse that produces 16% of Icelands tomatoes. It was a bit odd, the greenhouses use massive amounts of energy however, all of Iceland’s power is green and it means they’re able to sustain more and import less. Also, who doesn’t like tomatoes.
next up was the real treat: Gerysir. of course Geysir likes to sleep during the day oft’ times but this little buddy freaks out about every 7 minutes. or 10 if you’re holding your camera ready for a photo.

After Geysir we stopped by Iceland’s largest waterfalls


After a hard morning of looking at nature the bus dropped some of us off at the Fontana steam baths for a taste of a special bread baked in the hot sand beside the lake and, of course, some time in the natural heated pools, hot tubs and steam rooms.

the bread was delicious: soft, made with rye flour so just a bit sweet. only thing-it bakes for 24 hours but if you’re impatient you can put it in the oven for 12 hours.