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Golden Circle, Iceland  冰島黃金圈

更新日期:5月 12

黃金圈人潮熙來攘往,冰島最熱門的旅遊路線。由雷克雅維克出發停留3-4個經典景點遊畢回程剛好一圈。

The Golden Circle is certainly one of Iceland’s most popular tourist routes. The day tour starting from Reykjavik to the south region, features 3-4 stunningly beautiful locations and then return.


辛格維利爾國家公園 Thingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park

這國家公園位版塊接合處,在這裡你可以同時橫跨美洲 (北美版塊) 和歐洲 (歐亞版塊),兩大版塊經過億年時間分離成了今天的大西洋。在觀景台上俯瞰議會湖的美景。

At Thingvellir you can see where the Eurasian and the North American tectonic plates meet as well as the way those plates have been drifting apart. Here at the viewpoint to see the panoramic view of the area.


我們參加本地團,遊覽時間緊拙。沿步道在公園外圍走走遠觀美景,未能進入公園細賞了。

The schedule is always tight for a group tour, we don’t have plenty of time to walk through the park, this is one of the best view along the footpaths leading down to the carpark.


間歇泉 Strokkur

間歇泉是因為地底壓力而瞬間爆發的地熱溫泉,遊客在圍觀等待噴發一刻。Geysir 地區中最活躍的間歇泉就是這個,噴發頻率大約在6 - 8分鐘一次,每次噴發的水柱可以高達20-40米,近距離觀看十分壯觀呢。

Strokkur is a fountain-type geyser located in a geothermal area - Geysir, active geysers like Strokkur are rare around the world. People surrounding are waiting for the eruption, Strokkur erupting to heights up to 20-40 meters every 6-8 minutes. We can see the power of nature in a close-up.


在等待噴發時大家都猜測風向選擇站邊,我們站錯邊噴發後水花飄過來走避不及一身濕了,哈哈反正下雨也穿防水裝沒所謂了。

Be smart and choose a right place when waiting a geyser to erupt, otherwise you will like us getting hot spring water spray on your clothes, but never mind because we wear waterproof clothing on rainy day and it is fun also.


黃金瀑布 Gullfoss

冰島最大的斷層瀑布 (寬約2500米、總高約32米),隱藏於峽谷中。又回到這句,天氣晴朗這裡可以美10倍,在陽光普照的日子一條大彩虹永不缺席掛在瀑布上,可想這景象多美。

Located in a plunging valley, this powerful waterfall tumbles down two drops, from an overall height of 32 metres and width 2500 metres. It is a pity that the sun is absent, Gullfoss is also known for the rainbows that arise from its spray on a sunny day.


沿著步道接近瀑布,近距離看到水流的澎湃威力,水花四濺、迎風撲面。

When walk towards right up to the edge of the falls, its close enough to feel the spray on your face.


火山口 Kerið

冰島活火山和死火山共有約130多座,這個火山口已經有近6500千年歷史。豐富的礦物質令泥土呈現鲜红色而非普通火山的深沉黑色。

There are around 130 volcanos existing in Iceland including both active and inactive. Kerið crater was formed about 6500 years ago, the rocks surrounding the crater are fiery reds and oranges, not like the others are usually in black colour.


環繞平坦的火山口行一圈,之後沿小徑下行到湖旁靜賞美景。湖泊水深7-14米不等,岩石中的礦物質逐漸滲入湖泊,將其染成翡翠藍寶石色;在不同季節湖水呈現出迥異的色彩。

Kerið is completely oval with a lake in its bottom (depth between 7 and 14 m). The minimal ingredients infiltrate and turn it to azure water, which contrast beautifully with the rock colour. The path around the crater is flatten and easy to go around or go down to the lake edge to view it at the bottom.


藍湖溫泉 Blue Lagoon

冰島人最愛的活動之一就是泡溫泉,鹼性溫泉數量 (約250個) 是全球之冠。藍湖的水用天然地熱發電,把海水混入純水加熱至36-39℃,泉水的藍色是透過水中的矽土折射光線。這裡入場費不便宜,賓客可以免費敷面膜和享用飲料。矽泥面膜是在湖底拿上來,含豐富礦物和海藻有美白、去角質和增加彈性的功效啊。在藍湖像湊熱鬧人多也很嘈,想真正享受寧靜和大自然融和的溫泉,相信有更好的選擇。黃金圈一天旅程完滿結束了。

Iceland has highest number of hot springs (250) in the world and almost every Icelander love hot springs. The geothermal fresh and sea-water comes from very deep wells and the temperature is around 36-39℃. The beautiful azure colour is the reflection of the silica mud contained in the water. The entrance fee is pricy, visitors are compliment with a drink and soothing white silica mud, which is rich in nutritious algae and mineral salts and is perfectly good for skincare. Blue Lagoon is undoubtedly stunning but it is really hard to have a quiet corner to enjoy the landscape. Here comes to the end of the Golden Circle journey.


冰島路途上風光如畫,更能夠看到純天然沒有經過修飾的大自然原始風貌。相機隨時候命,因為美景一瞬即逝,撐不住睡著了也會錯過。

The rustic nature scene outside the window always wow me in transit on the road. Don’t miss it and get ready your camera and don’t fall asleep.


冰島馬在大自然下自由放養身體十分強壯,牠們體型矮小披著長厚的鬃毛在大地奔馳。冰島人堅持馬的純種,法規定牠們離開了冰島是不能再回來的,再下次來一定要近距離看牠。

Icelandic horses holds a very special place in the Icelander’s hearts and souls. They are long-lived and hardy, pony sized with tick mane, coat and tail living freely in the natural environment on private land. It is one of the purest horse breeds in the world. Icelandic law prevents horses from being imported into the country and once gone, they may never return.


冰島旅程完結了,走了三份之一個冰島,經歷過一日四季時晴時雨。很多熱門景點蜻蜓點水式到過,雖然看到的只是皮毛未能深度探索,對冰島豐富的大自然風光印象難忘;若果可以在那裡待一年看四季變幻,和當地人溝通了解他們的生活就好了。

The journey at Iceland is unforgettable including the heavenly landscape and the quick change weather, we visited one third of the top attractions although we always felt that time is not enough for us to go into details. I am dreaming to stay at Iceland for a year and revisit all the places in different seasons. Chit-chat with the locals and understand their life and living.


希望冰島的珍貴地貌得以保存,不修飾不做作的天地萬物令人著迷。還有一堆想探索的待續清單: 看極光、探冰洞、進火山口、出海看鯨魚、探馬、看冰島鳥、浮潛、露營、健行、擺街擋和發呆。有機會重訪會準備得更好。

I believe Icelander treasure the gift from the nature, preserve the environment with all their effort and don’t let it destroyed by the great boom in tourism in recent years. It is a long journey for us traveling to Iceland from the other-side of the world, It is definitely worth it. I have a to-do-list for the revisit one day: see the northern lights, into the glacier and volcano, see the giant whale, horse and puffin, snorkelling in Silfra, camping and hiking, hawking and just daze.


後話:每次出遠門都有大事發生,2014雨傘運動在蘇格蘭,2019年政改觸發的社運在冰島。人在外時想知道香港發生的事又不敢追看,怕調節不了心情繼續旅程。臨別那天在冰島旅館留言冊一頁,貼上寫了「加油!」的Post-it Note 在別人的留言上,原來身在遠方同一屋簷下也有關心著香港的朋友。


社會事件未完結,緊接疫症爆發全球蔓延奪去無數寶貴生命。大家盡量留在家一連幾篇遊記都在這時落筆。人類在爭奪物資,小至社區大至國家;恐慌情緒是源於對未知的不安,好像一瞬間人類世界需要暫停運作。這場疫症明白,當面對疾病人類是一體的不分膚色地域。地球需要喘一喘氣好好作息,疫情最終會過去。

Tourist Information: Keflavik International Airport https://www.isavia.is/en/keflavik-airport Icelandair https://www.icelandair.com/en-gb/

Iceland Tourist Board https://www.ferdamalastofa.is/en Aurora forecast I https://en.vedur.is/weather/forecasts/aurora/#type=total Aurora forecast II http://www.aurora-service.eu/aurora-forecast/ Mila Live webcams https://www.livefromiceland.is Baltic Livecam https://balticlivecam.com/cameras/iceland/ Vatnajökull National Park https://www.vatnajokulsthjodgardur.is/en Transfer: Reykjavik Excursions - Flybus https://www.re.is/tour/flybus-transfer/ Pick-up and drop-off places https://busstop.is Luggage Lockers http://www.luggagelockers.is Road web cams http://www.road.is/travel-info/web-cams/ Tour information: Inspired by Iceland https://www.inspiredbyiceland.com Guide to Iceland https://guidetoiceland.is Visit Reykjanes https://www.visitreykjanes.is East Iceland https://www.east.is South Iceland https://www.south.is West Iceland https://www.west.is North Iceland https://www.northiceland.is/en NiceTravel https://nicetravel.is Extreme Iceland https://www.extremeiceland.is Hidden Iceland https://hiddeniceland.is Glacier Guildes https://www.glacierguides.is/about Aurora bus tour https://bustravel.is/tours/northern-lights-tours/nl-bus Hop-on, Hop-off bus tours https://www.hop-on-hop-off-bus.com/reykjavik-iceland-bus-tours Blog & Page: Unlock Iceland https://www.facebook.com/unlockiceland/ Icelandislander 冰島島民 https://www.facebook.com/icelandislander/ An Article by Iceland Buddy, Top Hot Spring in Iceland #travel #Iceland #Golden_circle #blog #photography #冰島 #遊記 #攝影 #黃金圈 #相集

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