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Þingvellir National Park

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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

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Backcountry

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Get out

Þingvellir path




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