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[[Image:Thingvellir1.JPG|thumb|Þingvellir fissure]]
 
[[Image:Thingvellir1.JPG|thumb|Þingvellir fissure]]
  
'''Þingvellir National Park''' (Thingvellir National Park) [http://www.thingvellir.is/english/] is in [[Iceland]].
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'''Þingvellir National Park''' (commonly anglicised as ''Thingvellir'') [http://www.thingvellir.is/english/] is in [[Iceland]].
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==
  
 
===History===
 
===History===
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Þingvellir was the original site of the Alþingi, arguably the world's oldest parliament, founded in the year 930.
  
 
===Landscape===
 
===Landscape===
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North American and Europe have been drifting apart – metaphorically – for many years.  It's been happening here – literally – for ages.  Iceland sits at the juncture of the North American and European continental plates, which are moving apart at a speed of a couple centimeters per year. Þingvellir straddles that fissure, and the landscape is cracked like the surface of a huge piece of brittle rubber that's being pulled in opposing directions.
  
 
===Flora and fauna===
 
===Flora and fauna===

Revision as of 13:32, 20 May 2007

Þingvellir fissure

Þingvellir National Park (commonly anglicised as Thingvellir) [1] is in Iceland.

Understand

History

Þingvellir was the original site of the Alþingi, arguably the world's oldest parliament, founded in the year 930.

Landscape

North American and Europe have been drifting apart – metaphorically – for many years. It's been happening here – literally – for ages. Iceland sits at the juncture of the North American and European continental plates, which are moving apart at a speed of a couple centimeters per year. Þingvellir straddles that fissure, and the landscape is cracked like the surface of a huge piece of brittle rubber that's being pulled in opposing directions.

Flora and fauna

Climate

Get in

Fees/Permits

Get around

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Do

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Camping

Backcountry

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Get out

Þingvellir path




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