After exploring South Iceland on our own for a week the Golden Circle was like "Oh, this is where all the tourists are." With that being said, you have to THANK Iceland for not having an entrance fee to see any of the Golden Circle tourist attractions. Nowadays, it is amazing that you can still visit something this touristy for free.
The highlight of the Golden Circle was meeting an Icelandic stag do. My curiosity led me to a group photo and trying to bargain for their handmade by grandma sweater. I failed at bargaining for the sweater but I did come away with a viking hat and a group photo. So maybe I didn't fail at all?