You have a couple of options today. You could explore the famous Golden Circle, which includes three of Iceland's most iconic sights - Gullfoss waterfalls, the Great Geysir, and Thingvellir National Park. Gullfoss is known locally as the 'Golden Waterfall', due to the way it cascades into a deep gorge with tremendous force. They may be biased but locals regard it as one of the most beautiful falls in the world! Geysir has the claim-to-fame of being the first spouting spring known to Europeans, and as such it has given all such springs their name. However, it is the Strokkur, just next door, meaning 'The Butter Churn', which is the main attraction these days, due to its impressive 30 metre eruptions every few minutes.
This Golden Circle excursion is a really popular day trip from Reykjavik, and we're in the incredibly lucky position of staying almost right next to Gullfoss and Geysir. We therefore highly recommend getting out in the very early morning or even late night (some of our staff members have been there at midnight! In summer when the midnight sun is in the sky, the light can be wondrous and you'll be the only people around). So you may decide to explore these places 'out of hours', and give yourself the day today for other exploration.
Firstly, head to the final site in the Golden Circle - Thingvellir National Park, a rare site of both historical and geological importance. Meaning 'Parliament Plains', this was the location of Iceland's first National Assembly for 800 years from 930AD and as such, is hugely significant in the country's cultural heritage. The impressive landscape sits on a unique spot where the Mid-Atlantic Ridge can be seen on dry land before disappearing to the ocean floor. This provides the quirky opportunity to place one foot on the North American tectonic plate and one foot on the Eurasian plate. The landscapes are really stunning in a very wild, windswept way and well worth the exploration.
In the afternoon you could try the most traditional transport method, the Icelandic horse. The working farm where the yurts are based is home to over 100 horses, so you can ride across open land at a relaxed pace, ideal for beginners with the focus being on taking in the vast landscape. If horse riding doesn't appeal then do as the locals do and visit the Secret Lagoon, a natural geo-thermal pool perfect for relaxing in the warm water.
You may even want to get up early and drive further east, where the landscapes become wilder and less explored. Equally, the changing weather in Iceland gives a great excuse to relax and watch the changing light on the landscape from the comfort of your yurt.