Thingvellir National Park, Iceland

A view of the Þingvellir rift valley (mid-Atlantic Ridge) from overlook point at Hakid on a cold, dry day in mid-January, 2014. Iceland’s first national park, founded in 1930. The site of Iceland’s Parliament from 930 to the end of the 18th century.

By Icelandic standards, there are a LOT of trees behind those buildings.

Þingvellir National Park, Iceland

Þingvellir National Park, Iceland

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3 Responses to Thingvellir National Park, Iceland

  1. lanceleuven says:

    Tall trees as well! (For Iceland anyway) I might have mentioned this before, but I rememebr being told an Icelandic joke by a tour guide. She said “If you’re ever lost in a Icelandic forest, do you know what to do? Stand up.” 🙂

    • suzykewct says:

      Yes, one of the tour guides recounted that joke. Who knows? In another fifty years, maybe they’ll need a new one (unless they cut all these down for boat-building, the fate of the previous forests).

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