Both a geological wonderland and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir National Park, offers a glimpse into Iceland’s raw power and inspiring nature. Stand between two continents and witness the edges of both the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates, as you walk through the breath-taking rift valley formed by their separation. Thingvellir National Park is a treasure trove of natural beauty, boasting crystal-clear glacial rivers, picturesque waterfalls and rugged cliffs among lush greenery. As you explore the park's hiking trails, you'll likely stumble upon hidden waterfalls, bubbling hot
springs and even an underwater canyon called Silfra, with some of the clearest water in the world for diving and snorkelling. Admire the splendour of Lake Thingvallavatn - Iceland's largest natural lake - and witness the awe-inspiring power of the Strokkur geyser (Icelandic for 'churn'). This mighty geyser erupts every five to eight minutes, shooting a column of water up to 65ft high into the air. History buffs will be fascinated by Thingvellir National Park’s role in Icelandic politics and culture, as this was the site of Iceland's first parliament (the Althing), which met here in the year 930 AD. Walk in the footsteps of Iceland's earliest settlers and immerse yourself in the rich history of this distinctive place.
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