Surprisingly after the last two days of pretty hard slog over mountains, neither of us was too stiff or sore in the morning. However we did both sleep very well indeed!
We started the day with a trip to the Skógar Folk Museum. Outside were old Icelandic houses, barns, a blacksmith's cottage, a schoolhouse and a church, saved from the surrounding district and relocated to the museum site. Most had been lived in or used until relatively recently - the 1970s - and were still filled with all the original furniture and goods. The inside exhibits were a Museum of Transport, a Natural History, a Farming Museum and a Fishing Museum - with lots and lots of interesting miscellany scattered through the building.
Then to Seljalandsfoss, the only waterfall in Iceland (I think) you can walk behind. It's pretty damp back there but interesting. Then off the main road, yet another: Urriðafoss, wide and wild, but amazingly there was someone just downstream of the worst of the wild water pulling in some fishing nets. What fish could be there??
And now we had reached the area known as the Golden Circle, the route that all tour buses take and where most visitors to Iceland get to see some good stuff. First on the list was Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall. This waterfall puts all others we have seen - and there have been scores - in the shade. This one is huge, and water tumbles down over two levels, giving off a spray that is reminiscent of the 'smoke that thunders' at Victoria Falls in Zambia. And you can walk on the rock platform to within metres of the roaring water!
Just down the road is the original Geysir after which all others in the world are named. This original is not throwing up its plumes of steam-hot water anymore but Strokkur is just a short walk away and puts on a regular performance every 5 or so minutes.
And sitting in our campsite just down the road we can see the jets of steam from Strokkur leaving a cloud drifting up into the sky.