Head out on the famed Golden Circle, starting with the spectacular Thingvellir National Park, a meeting place of old Icelandic clans. It is also where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet above ground. Journey to the Secret Lagoon: smaller and more intimate than the Blue Lagoon, it's where savvy travelers go to enjoy the Icelandic spa experience. Don't forget your swimsuit! Savor lunch in the greenhouse of Fridheimar Tomato Farm. Then it's on to the Strokkur Geyser, which erupts every 10 minutes. Stop at Gullfoss Waterfall, one of Iceland's most popular sights; with two separate drops, it is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. Move on to your simple but beautifully-situated rural hotel below the Hekla volcano where you will have dinner.
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