Iceland – þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park

þingvellir National Park is sited in a rift valley and lies on the tectonic boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic ridge. Iceland is where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet. Earthquakes occur along the plate boundaries in Iceland. At þingvellir, the tectonic plates are pulling apart. Also in þingvellir, is Lake Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland, with a diverse ecosystem.

It is an important location for the country’s history. In 930 AD, the Alþing (Althing) general assembly –  Europe’s oldest (outdoor) Parliament began here.

DSC_0669DSC_0575DSC_0563DSC_0567DSC_0558DSC_0582DSC_0586DSC_0600bDSC_0644DSC_0612

 

Advertisements

One Comment

  1. Rupali says:

    Amazing pictures.

    Like

Comments are closed.