Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir (Þingvellir), is a place in the administrative district of "Bláskógabyggð" in southwestern Iceland, near the Reykjanes peninsula and the Hengill volcanic area. Thingvellir is a site of historical, cultural, and geological importance and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. It lies in a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It is at the northern end of Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland.

Althing, the Icelandic Parliament, was established at Thingvellir in 930, and remained there until 1798. Thingvellir National Park was founded in 1930, marking the 1,000th anniversary of the Althing. It was later expanded to protect natural phenomena in the surrounding area, and became a World Heritage Site in 2004.

  • Pingvellir
  • Snow covered
  • Þingvellir
  • Thingvellir
  • islanda 2003
  • Thingvellir
  • 4/5 Öxarár foss - a beautiful waterfall at Þingvellir, National Park - Iceland - © Thor Ostensen
  • Thingvellir NP
  • Oxararfoss
  • Pingvellir
  • Pingvellir, lots of króna
  • Mid-atlantic ridge
  • The Logberg ("Law Rock", flagpole area), from which the Law-speaker addressed the Alpingi at Pingvellir,Pingvellir National Park, western Iceland
  • Thingvellir
  • Öxarárfoss
  • View of Þingvellir
  • Þingvellir
  • Falla inundada
  • Þingvellir
  • Islande, la faille qui s'ouvre dans le parc de Pingvellir, c'est la séparation des 2 continents (Américain et Européen)
  • Öxarárfoss
  • Almannagjá, Þingvellir, Ísland
  • Kontinentalgraben in Þingvallavegur
  • Þingvellir
  • Þingvellir, Öxarárfoss

Country:
Iceland
Rating:
10
Latitude:
64,2631604
Longitude:
-21,1121176
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