Now for a lesson in plate tectonics
Back on the bus we headed for Gullfoss (Golden Falls). The animals we saw the most of were ponies, sturdy and tough with long coats, a bit like the fell ponies that roam around parts of Cumbria. Part of the road to it was very poor and we were joggled about a bit. The road had only recently re-opened after the winter.
It was getting quite cold now, so we went into the visitor's centre for refreshments. I decided to go Icelandic and try their traditional meat soup, Kjötsúpa. It is made with lamb and vegetable and was delicious, feeding and warming, just what I needed.
Then it was back to our bus for our last stop, Geysir, just a few miles along the road in the Haukadalur valley. This is a very active geo-thermal area named after the biggest geyser there (our "geyser" comes from Geysir). Geysir erupts approximately once a day, the smaller Stokkur erupts roughly once every five minutes and we saw this happen, with little warning, a few times, sending boiling water and steam about 30 meters into the air with a huge whoosh, very spectacular.