Landscape

825m – Saklikent Gorge

26 Sep , 2018  

Saklikent gorge

The waterfall is no way near as busy as the very popular gorge about a 10 minute drive away. At 20km long it is the second longest gorge in Europe. It costs us 5TL to park and then 5TL each to go in. The mouth of the canyon has a wooden platform hugging the rock […]

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825l – Gizlikent Waterfall

26 Sep , 2018  

Gizlikent waterfall

Gizlikent selalesi is a place recommended by the hotel owner, a waterfall that is reached (after paying 5TL) via steep steps into a stream, wading through the shallow waters for 300m in a short canyon, cool and tree-lined. The waterfall itself is a lovely spot with stalactites of minerals and moss forming around the waterfall. […]

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824e – Devil’s Bridge Waterfalls

9 Sep , 2018  

Devil's Bridge

We only have one hour and fifteen minutes to explore before the train departs at 4.15pm, so we quickly make our way to the famous three bridges built on top of each other, and pay the £3.75 each to access the waterfalls route. The views of the Mynach falls are spectacular. There are steep steps […]

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814k – Murlough National Nature Reserve

16 May , 2018  

Murlough National Nature Reserve

We make a short stop at the lovely dune landscape of Murlough, owned by the National Trust, to look at Dundrum Bay and the stunning views back towards the Mournes. A nice end of exploration of a breathtaking part of Northern Ireland.

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806i – Pingvellir

3 Feb , 2018  

Pingvellir

Pingvellir is the assembly plains, very important historically as the place where from AD930 the 36 chieftains met for their annual Alping (General assembly). We are dropped off at one car park and then walk along Almannagja, a deep, cliff-lined fully; it is here that the North American and Eurasian continental plates are slowly ripping […]

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806h – Gullfoss waterfall

3 Feb , 2018  

Gullfoss

This is my favourite stop of the day. We have 50 minutes to gaze at this amazing two tier waterfall on the Hvita River. It is partly frozen at some points and the surrounding snow core landscape makes for a dramatic backdrop. We see it from a couple of different heights. There is a plaque […]

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806g – Geyser Hot Springs area

3 Feb , 2018  

Geysir hot springs area

This is the second and longest stop on the Golden Circle tour. Have 90 minutes to enjoy exploring the main hot springs area near the Hvita river east of Reykjavik, including the Strokkur geyser which we see erupting several times (erupts every 6-10 minutes although the first time we see it, it keeps us waiting) […]

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