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Þingvellir

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Þingvellir (Icelandic: [ˈθiŋkˌvɛtlɪr̥] ( listen)), anglicised as Thingvellir, is a national park in the municipality of Bláskógabyggð in southwestern Iceland, about 40 km northeast of Iceland's capital, Reykjavík. Þingvellir is a site of historical, cultural, and geological significance, and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. The park lies in a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the boundary between the North American tectonic plate and the Eurasian. To its south lies Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland. Þingvellir is associated with the Althing, the national parliament of Iceland, which was established at the site in 930 AD. Sessions were held at the location until 1798. Þingvellir National Park (Icelandic: þjóðgarðurinn á Þingvöllum) was founded in 1930, marking the one-thousandth anniversary of the Althing. The park was later expanded to protect the diverse and natural phenomena in the surrounding area, and was designated as a World Heritage Site in 2004.

Phone

+354 482 2660

Website

http://www.thingvellir.is/english.aspx

Opening hours

  • Sunday All Day
  • Monday All Day
  • Tuesday All Day
  • Wednesday All Day
  • Thursday All Day
  • Friday All Day
  • Saturday All Day