Thingvellir National Park (Iceland) Reviews
Description:Thingvellir National Park - A popular tourist destination in Iceland.
Newest Review: ... also significant for geographical reasons. It lies on the boundary between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, which are drifting apart at the rate of 2.5 cm a year. The North American plate in particular is especially impressive, towering over the flagpole on the Althing site. The park is located in south west Iceland near Reykjavik, and is one of the locations on the popular ... more
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by - written on 13/09/11 (Very useful, 47 readings)
The Thingvellir (or Žingvellir) National Park in Iceland has a long and distinguished history. The Icelandic Parliament was established there in AD 930, remaining there until 1789. The Thingvellir National Park was founded in 1930 to protect the remains of this site and also the natural aspects of the area. The Parliament helped to forge a common cultural heritage and national identity among Icelanders. The Althing (assembly) was held here, at which people could make speeches and present cases which were judged by the laws of the time. Thousands of people would flock here, setting up temporary houses and selling goods, watching entertainment and drinking ... Read the complete review
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