Producer, DJ and jetsetter, Klaus travels the world in search of
photographs and video content with an aim of helping people discover the
world and get them excited to do so.
One of the destinations visited by this Roman internet star is the Golden
Circle, a 185-mile ring – one of the most popular routes in Iceland.
Klaus uses Vibram FiveFingers footwear to best explore the intense landscapes and beauty of the island, which is full of extraordinary panoramas, geothermal installations, suggestive valleys and snow-capped mountains. This footwear is ideal for the wild and uncontaminated natural routes of Iceland.
The journey taken starts from the capital city Reykjavík, and consists of three stages, 185 miles and eight hours – making it a must to indulge in a bit of relaxation in the thermal baths of Laugarvatn Fontana or the Secret Lagoon. But back to the Golden Circle!
Located less than 20 miles from Reykjavik, Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park is Iceland’s National Park, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. This is a place suspended somewhere between history and local folklore, home to the Golden Circle’s ancient Icelandic parliament, founded in 930 and active until 1798. It is no coincidence that the words "ing" and "vellir" respectively mean "parliament" and "plain". The geology of the Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park makes it possible to observe the natural phenomenon of the continental drift in the Almannagjà fault, the area split in two that divides the American plate from that of Europe. Equally not to be missed is the Silfra fault where you can experience unique diving between the two continental plates.
The second stop on the Golden Circle is the Gullfoss Waterfall, famous waterfalls giving its name to Iceland's most important route. Born from the Hvíta River, the golden waterfalls are surrounded by wooden walkways from where it is possible to take pictures from different all the various angles of one of the most extraordinary panoramas on Earth: a place best visited wearing a windbreaker and raincoat to avoid getting too wet. Equally not to be missed is the Haukadalur Valley, the geothermal area located just 40 miles from the Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park where it is possible to admire the two main Icelandic geysers – the Great Geysir and Strokkur. The Great Geysir (known for coining the term geyser) is now inactive, but the Strokkur erupts every eight minutes with jets of water that reach up to forty meters high. It is an area rich in fumaroles and known for its very strong smell of sulfur, perhaps the only truly uncomfortable characteristic. This is a place which conquers both heart and soul.
In addition to the three stages of the Golden Circle, you can also admire the volcanic Lake Kerið, the village of Hveragerði and the town of Skálholt, embellished by the evocative historic cathedral of Iceland.
Among strong winds, expanses of water, snow-capped mountains and natural rains, the Vibram FiveFingers has proven to be perfect for exploring the Golden Circle. “Iceland is an incredible place. It really deserves a lot, for me it was a journey that really made me discover the force of nature. It is a destination worth discovering and experiencing. Unfortunately, my journey there lasted only about twenty-four hours, but it was enough for me to see and appreciate the Golden Circle, a tourist haven that fills you with emotions. The Vibram FiveFingers gave me the pleasure of really feeling the earth beneath my feet: the constantly moist soil of the island, the volcanic stones and the water of the Oxarfoss waterfalls. You feel one with nature, experiencing at the same time the sense of stability and freedom while walking”. A Golden Circle full of emotions and suggestions that enters the heart of anyone who decides to discover the magic of Iceland.
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