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Thingvellir

(thēng`gvĕt'lĭr), Icelandic Þingvellir, a wide lava plain, since 1928 a national park, the ancient place of assembly of the Icelandic AlthingAlthing
[Icel.,=general diet], parliament of Iceland. This assembly, the oldest in Europe, was convened at Thingvellir, SW Iceland, in 930. It was dissolved in 1800, was revived as an advisory body to the Danish monarchy in 1845, and in 1874, when Iceland was granted a
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, which met there from 930 to 1798. It is located c.30 mi (50 km) NE of Reykjavík, on the north shore of Thingvallavatn.
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The plates are being pulled apart by nearly an inch every year, creating the Rift Valley at the Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Thingvellir National Park is the place where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are drifting apart at an average of one inch per year.
Tour Iceland's Golden Circle to witness geothermal geysers and glacial waterfalls Visit UNESCO recognised Thingvellir National Park, a colossal fi ssured rift valley
Thingvellir is also home to the world's oldest democratic parliament, founded in 930.
Stopping at Thingvellir National Park you can explore the enormous rift valley, take in the magnificent views of Lake Thingvallavatn and walk between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates which scar the landscape.
For our second day in Iceland, Haf recommended the "Golden Triangle," a 120-mile drive to the country's three top tourist attractions: Thingvellir, Geysir and Gullfoss.
The Golden Circle Gourmet Food tasting tour is a good option, where you will be able to enjoy a farm-to-table meal of fresh dairy, meats, and fish at a local farm, visiting greenhouses, a classic Nordic turf house to feast on regional specialties like dried fish, smoked lamb and rhubarb pancakes, and making scenic stops at Thingvellir National Park and the thundering Gullfoss waterfall.
Glancing at the white stone Volca table with a suspended flow of rose gold from her new limited-edition furniture collection, it's not a stretch to imagine Jonsdottir at the age of six, sketching in Thingvellir National Park alongside her artist grandfather, surrounded by the UNESCO World Heritage Site's colossal faults and rugged fissures.
First up he heads to Thingvellir National Park to explore a vast crack in the Earth's surface.
First up, he heads to Thingvellir National Park in Iceland to explore a 40,000-mile crack in the Earth's surface.
And just the | Right, Alexander Armstrong in iceland's frozen wastes, with world champion female Viking wrestler, Eva Dogg Johannsdottir and, left, with archaeologist Kevin Martin preparing to snorkel in the freezing water of Thingvellir National Park running of the sledge and the howling of the wind, and the occasional unintelligible cry from me."
Right, Alexander |Armstrong in iceland's frozen wastes, with world champion female Viking wrestler, Eva Dogg Johannsdottir and, left, with archaeologist Kevin Martin preparing to snorkel in the freezing water of Thingvellir