Travel to Iceland
Day 2 Njarðvík - Geyser - Gullfoss - Hafnarfjörður (320 Km.)
Njarðvík: We left from our first hostel to Pingvellir through the outskirts of the capital.
(100 Km.) Pingvellir: Thingvellir (that means plain of assembly), located some 50 kilometers from Reykjavik, is where the first Scandinavian settlers, who started coming here in the year 890 to avoid the submission to King Harald Haarfager, established their first parliament called "Althing" in the year 930. Pingvellir, besides its historical interest, is also an area of geological interest because it is an area located just above the undersea fault that separates the tectonic plates of Europe and America, but that crosses Iceland from top to bottom. The area of the park where you can see the cleft is located to the southwest and is called Almannagjá.
Pingvellir - Almanngjá
Other places to visit in this park declared national in 1928, is the Flosi gorge (Flosagjá), the cascade of Öxara (it is said that members of the Althing diverted the river to create this artificial waterfall) and the lagoon of Drekkingarhylur.
Pingvellir - Öxaráfoss
(60 Km.) Geyser: We went in the direction Geyser through Laugarvatn (lake of the springs). We must reach the village of Haukadalur, where are the geysers Strokkur and Geyser. The first one goes up to 30 meters in height and has a frequency of expulsion of three minutes. In this geothermal area, plus many fumaroles, there is a geyser named "Geyser", thath is the name given to this phenomenon. Formerly this geyser reached 50 meters in height, but the people "killed" This geothermal area, plus many fumaroles, there is a geyser named "Geyser" is the name given to this phenomenon. Formerly this geyser reached 50 meters in height, but the people "killed" throwing large amounts of detergent on it to cause them to erupt.
Geyser - Strokkur
(12 Km.) Gullfoss: Gullffos, which means the Golden Falls, is a double waterfall and the most spectacular in the country, where a glacial river (the Hvíta) is precipitated by the falling edge of a fault in a canyon of 31 meters in height. Next to the waterfall there is a monument to Sigridur Tómasdóttir, a local farmer who fought to prevent this cascade of the build of a hydroelectric plant. Years later, his family donated the farm where the waterfall is located to the government with the condition that Gullfoss was converted into a nature reserve.
(148 Km.) Hafnarfjörður: Returning to the capital we come back on the road 35 and about 30 kilometers we turn to visit the Skálholt cathedral. The village of Hafnarfjörður is notable for being built over a lava pouring from 7000 years old.