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Iceland | The Secret Lagoon on The Golden Circle Route

Smaller than the Blue Lagoon without the airs, graces or international reputation, we actually kind of preferred The Secret Lagoon, hidden onThe Golden Circle, which is actually Iceland’s oldest swimming pool!

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Iceland | Self Drive the Golden Circle

Tourism is booming right now in Iceland, notably due to Icelandic airlines like Icelandair and WOW Air offering extended stopovers on transatlantic flights at no extra cost. Tourists who never expected a trip to Iceland are now offered up to a week exploring the island before completing your journey. How cool? What’s more, following the country’s banking collapse, Iceland was a cheap destination to visit (strictly no longer the case, FYI!) and also it’s been marketed amazingly for the past decade creative a huge tourism boost for the little northwestern European island.

A must-do when you visit Iceland (which you really need to consider if you haven’t travelled there yet) is the route known as The Golden Circle.

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Iceland | Fontana, Baking Rye Bread Beneath the Ground!

You know all about geothermal energy, which is abundant in Iceland. It heats water, is harnessed to provide electricity and even helps Icelanders grow produce in greenhouses… but there’s another use for it. Below the surface of Iceland’s soil, temperatures are balmy enough to bake some pretty perfect rye bread snugly underground overnight – and you can experience the whole process at Fontana Laugarvatn along The Golden Circle.

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Iceland | Friðheimar, Tomato Farm and Restaurant

Ever eaten inside a greenhouse? On a recent trip to Iceland we stopped by Friðheimar to witness their incredible tomato farm and eat a tomato-based lunch right inside the Atrium of their gigantic greenhouse, an hour’s drive from Reykjavík.

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