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Reykjavik part 3 : Game of Thrones

Þingvellir

If you’re a Game of Thrones fan and you happen to find yourself in Iceland, I highly recommend that you check out Gray Line Tours’ Game of Thrones tour. The highlights were Þingvellir National Park (home to the first Viking parliament! We got to walk the path of the Vikings) and a Settlement Era Viking Lodge at Þjórsárdalur. The “Þ” character is pronounced as “th” like in “thing,” by the way. Thingvellir.

Þingvellir
I will say, though, that the weather was pretty terrible on the Saturday of the tour. Rainy, windy and generally overcast. You can’t entirely tell from the pictures the extent of it. But if you check out the one of my friend and I in front of the waterfall, her hood is being blown up by the wind. The coolest part of the park was being on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which separates the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.

Anyway, I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking on this post.

Þingvellir

Þingvellir

Þingvellir

Þingvellir

Þingvellir

Þingvellir

Þingvellir

Þingvellir

Icelandic horses

Icelandic horses

Icelandic Cows

Þjórsardalur Iceland

cafe babalu
And after a cold day, we called it an early night. But not before heading to Cafe Babalu for some grilled cheese and tomato soup and a quick pint at the English Pub. Where the guy we were sitting with just won 8 beers that he gave to the patrons sitting around him. And we got to listen to some live music, which made for a nice end of the night. Ash wanted to turn in, and while I was more than willing to power through, my body was grateful for sleep.

Þingvellir
The last big, Part 4 : Blue Lagoon (and home) is up next.

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