Iceland’s Golden Circle: A Detailed Guide, Itinerary and Map for Your Trip!; Laurence Norah; Finding The Universe

A detailed guide to exploring Iceland’s Golden Circle. Covers the highlights, tips for side trips, a suggested itinerary + tour & accommodation options…

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The Ultimate Game of Thrones Travel Guide of Westeros; Emma Loggins; FanBolt

If you love travel and are a fan of Game of Thrones, then it’s about time to visit Westeros! Here are top suggestions for filming locations from the series.

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‘the fields of parliament’ Þingvellir National; Park Patrycja Makowska; Behance

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Full-Day Golden Circle Classic Tour w/ optional Blue Lagoon; Get Your Guide

See erupting geysers, visit hot springs and experience the majesty of the Gullfoss Waterfall. Follow in the footsteps of Vikings on a walk down the lava canyon in Þingvellir National Park, where the American and Eurasian continents have pulled apart.

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Game of Thrones filming locations: 8 spectacular sites in Iceland where the show was filmed; Andy Jones; iNews

The hit dragons-and-swords thriller Game of Thrones is back for season 8, and one of the biggest stars of the show hasn’t gone anywhere.

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11 Epic Game of Thrones Locations to Add to Your Travel Bucket List; Alia Akkam; Dwell

Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the HBO series or just looking for a fantastical adventure, these real-life destinations where ‘Game of Thrones’ was filmed are not to be missed.

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What’s Your Favourite Waterfall in Iceland?; Michael Chapman; Guide to Iceland Now

Iceland is a landscape bejewelled with countless tumbling waterfalls, drawing millions of visitors to the country each year. But the real question is, which of these waterfalls is the reigning favourite? Read Waterfalls in Iceland For More Information Okay, so there are countless waterfalls across Iceland and each unique and beautiful. Some, however, do hold a […]

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Are you Brave Enough to try Cold-Water Freediving? 3 Locations that’ll Tempt you In; Padi

Cold-water freediving, or ice diving has got to be an activity reserved only for the bravest of souls. Plunging into sub zero temperatures and exploring the icy depths may well seem like a mad idea for most, but the beauty and wonder that awaits the intrepid diver in some of the world’s best cold-water destinations, may well hold the answer as to why freedivers go there.

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From Reykjavik: Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon Full-Day Tour; Get Your Guide

See some of Iceland’s golden attractions on a 8-hour tour of the Golden Circle from Reykjavik, and combine it with a warm and relaxing bath in the natural thermal waters of the Secret Lagoon.

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The 9 most touristy places in Iceland – and where to go instead; Thorunn Jonsdottir; Matador Network

Iceland – Þingvellir National Park

TO SAY that Iceland has become a popular destination is an understatement. The country of less than 350,000 inhabitants got 1.8 million foreign visitors in 2016, i.e. a 39% increase from the previous year. According to Tourism Iceland, if you’re visiting Iceland in August, there will be around 65,319 other visitors hovering around the southern part of the island with you, which means that your experience won’t be very unique or reflective of what Icelanders actually do when they have some time off. Here are some alternatives to 9 tourist hot spots in the country to make your trip more original and crowd-free.

1. Skip the Blue Lagoon and go to the Secret Lagoon instead.

The Blue Lagoon is usually people’s first or last stop while visiting Iceland as it’s on the way to/from the airport in Reykjavik. Back in the day, this used to be an eerie place that no tourist and very few locals would set foot in as it looked more like a puddle formed by nuclear power waste than a place of luxury and relaxation.

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