By arungupta on Feb 11, 2012
After a very interactive and successful Java EE 6 workshop (more on that later), Reynir, the esteemed Iceland JUG leader, took me out for a trip of Golden Circle in Iceland covering Þingvellir, waterfall Gullfoss, Haukadalur which contains the geysers Geysir and Strokkur, and a volcanic crater Kerið.
Þingvellir is home to the largest natural lake in Iceland. It is also one of the unique places in the world where tectonic plates between North America and Eurasia plates can be clearly seen in the faults, otherwise they are mostly deep under the water.
"Geysir" is the first known geyser and even the English word "geyser" is derived from it. It was quite a surreal experience to watch the now dormant geyser. However Strokkur which is about 50 m south still erupts any where between 2-8 minutes.
Check out some pictures below:
Thank you Reynir for the wonderful trip!