Iceland’s Golden Circle tour: Attractions and secrets
By Marcel Krueger, CNN
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10:54 PM EDT, Tue August 1, 2017
Otherworldly Iceland: The Golden Circle, a 300-kilometer road loop east of Reykjavik, is one of the most popular ways to see some of Iceland's best natural landmarks.Þingvellir National Park makes for an extraordinary starting point.
Þingvellir National Park: The Þingvellir national park is where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. The two are drifting apart a few centimeters each year and Iceland will eventually be pulled in two at this spot.
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Ásbyrgi: Ásbyrgi canyon lies in the north of Iceland. It's famous for its horseshoe-shaped depression -- a footprint of Odin's horse according to legend -- and a distinctive, 25-meter-high rock formation called Eyjan (Island).