Thursday, August 10, 2017

Iceland: Day 4 (Golden Circle)

Rise and shine my dear nomads!

Today we will be heading yo Golden Circle! Are you excited? I know I am! Yesterday was Day 1 of our Iceland adventure where we just collect car and check into Reykjavik City Hostel so nothing much. If you are interested to know itinerary and budget for this trip click HERE.

Just like a postcard this instaworthy background at ├×ingvellir National Park is so enchanting!

Good morning! Woke up at 7am and hubby cooked instant noodles to start the day.

At the white garden of Reykjavik City Hostel.

Took some photos before we left. But anyway we'll be back again in another 5 days.

It's white everywhere!

 Little black pony waiting for me.

 Had to get down for a quick snap and greet the horsies despite the mild snow storm.

On the way to the geysir we stopped by Keri├░, a dormant volcano crater. Entry price is 400 ISK coz apparently this plot of land has an owner.

Another pony stop on our way to geysir. We got closer to the horses this time coz there were more tourists indicating the ground is safe to step on. We only walked on areas with footprints as you may never know got longkang or deep hole beneath the thick snow.

Typically Icelandic horses are only as tall as me. That's why a lot of people call them ponies.

Wefie with horsie! And we had to squat down.

Finally after about an hour and half we reached geysir parking and saw found lots of sick monster trucks.

Only in Iceland...

Welcome to Golden Circle Apartment situated right at the heart of Laugarvatn ad in front of a beautiful lake.

 Hubby preparing pasta dinner and curry chicken rice for the next day.


 Our scrumptious dinner: instant mushroom pasta, spam, sardine in tomato sauce and minestrone soup.

You can't imagine how terrified we were driving in such crazy blizzard to hunt for aurora as forecasted clear skies on the other side.

After the crazy drive towards Geysir from Laugarvatn clear skies appeared out of no where. I yelled at hubby when I could finally see stars and snapped a test shot with my Sony. Indeed there were Northern Lights. You can't imagine how many times I cried OMG OMG. So this was my first shot of aurora. Mind you it's very addictive and I'm trying real hard now to save for Finland and Norway and God knows another trip back to my beloved Iceland.

Goodnight and see you tomorrow where we will be heading down south to Vik.

Enjoy the videos below...

Singapore and London video

Iceland full video

Road to Aurora video

A relaxing video on driving in Iceland. Scenery so beautiful I had to share to all of you. Northern light time lapse somewhere at the end of this video. Hope you sit back and enjoy!

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