Here’s What Happens When You Explore Iceland’s Golden Circle; Jessie Festa; Jessie on a Journey

Iceland – Þingvellir National Park

“You see this highway we’re driving on now? It’s in this spot because of the elves.”

I’m in Iceland, which at this week-point in my trip I’ve dubbed the “land of folklore.” Currently I’m on a Grayline Classic Iceland Golden Circle Tour, with my guide directing my attention to my left. On the side of the road sits two rocks, residing in the place where the road was originally supposed to have been built.

“Right when the bulldozer was about to move the rocks it tipped over, completely defying the laws of physics,” explains Jaakko. “When a second bulldozer came its engine suddenly died. Then they knew there were supernatural forces at play.”

The story goes that a clairvoyant came to survey the rocks, and told the workers it was the elves doing.

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