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Photos of the day: The Golden Circle, snow and ice

By Staff

  • Gullfoss waterfall Ice and snow only add to the beauty of Iceland's most famous waterfall. Photo/Environment agency

  • Flosagjá fissure The lava fields of Þingvellir National Park are covered in snow. Photo/Þingvellir National Park

  • Almannagjá canyon The walking path in Almannagjá has been plowed. Photo/Þingvellir National Park

  • Almannagjá canyon Dress warm and remember your snow boots! Photo/Þingvellir National Park

Despite heavy snowfall and difficult driving conditions on all roads the Golden Circle is still open to traffic. Which is great news, because the most popular tourist destinations in South Iceland are perhaps even more spectacular in the snow. 

In recent days the staff at the Icelandic Environment Agency and Þingvellir National Park have shared several beautiful photos of winter conditions on Social Media, giving us a glimpse of what to expect at the top destinations on the Golden. 

Read more: Travellers advised to use cleats at Golden Circle destinations, icy paths at Gullfoss and Geysir

People should remember that while most key walking paths are plowed or cleared of snow conditions can be difficult and even dangerous due to packed snow and ice: Remember your snowboots and use cleats or crampons: Nobody wants to spend a winter vacation in Iceland at the emergency room with broken bones!

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