10 Amazing Pit Stops on the GoldenCircl

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Nina Thorkelsdottir

10 Amazing Stops on the Golden Circle

The Golden Circle is Iceland's most popular tourist route. The circle takes less than a day to drive and takes you to some of the country's most magnificent attractions, such as Gullfoss Waterfall and the iconic Geysir.

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10 Stops on the Golden Circle ­čĺź

Driving the complete Golden Circle takes less than three hours. Hence, there should be plenty of time for pit stops. Here's what I recommend:

Image - Fri├░heimar
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Fri├░heimar
Nina:Fri├░heimar is a greenhouse/restaurant that specializes in organic tomatoes and herbs. The perfect place to stop for a healthy lunch.
Image - Laugarvatn Fontana
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Laugarvatn Fontana
Nina:A luxurious geothermal spa by the lakeside. An ideal way to unwind after a long drive.
Image - Kerid Crater
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Kerid Crater
Nina:Keri├░ is a volcanic crater filled with aquamarine water. The crater lake is spectacular, both in summer and in winter when it occasionally freezes over. It takes just around ten minutes to explore, which makes it a perfect pit stop on the Golden Circle.
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Image - Arctic Rafting
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Arctic Rafting
Nina:Rafting is a thrilling, yet family-friendly activity which can easily be fitted into your Golden Circle itinerary.
Image - Hverager├░i
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Hverager├░i
Nina:The town of Hverager├░i is a fantastic last stop on the Golden Circle. If you're looking for some place nice to have dinner, try either ├ľlverk Pizza & Brewery or Matkrain , which specializes in Scandi-style open faced sandwiches.
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Image - Bragginn Studio
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Bragginn Studio
Nina:Bragginn is a Ceramic Studio located in an ex army-barrack ('braggi' in Icelandic). Check out Bragginn's Facebook page for events, cooking courses and visits to the ceramic studio.
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Image - S├│lheimar Ecovillage
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S├│lheimar Ecovillage
Nina:Solheimar eco-village is a community of disabled residents, that focuses on sustainability, arts and creativity. It has a lovely cafe, shop and a gallery. I've been to Solheimar several times and I think it's such a fantastic place to visit.
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Image - Snorkeling in Silfra: In between two continents_8601
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Snorkeling in Silfra: In between Two Continents
Nina:Snorkeling doesn't get much more unique than this. Silfra is a fissure located in Thingvellir National Park, right between the tectonic plates of Eurasia and America.
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Image - Hrunalaug
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Hrunalaug
Nina:A natural geothermal hot pool, close to the town of Flu├░ir.
Image - Litla berjab├║├░in - Farmers market
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Litla berjab├║├░in - Farmers market
Nina:Fresh berries and produce for sale.
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  1. Fri├░heimar
  2. Laugarvatn Fontana
  3. Kerid Crater
  4. Arctic Rafting
  5. Hverager├░i
  6. Bragginn Studio
  7. S├│lheimar Ecovillage
  8. Snorkeling in Silfra: In between Two Continents
  9. Hrunalaug
  10. Litla berjab├║├░in - Farmers market

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