Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Golden Circle: Thingvellir

The last place we visited on our tour was Thingvellir (Þingvellir) or Parliament Plains.  It's now a national park and is where the first parliament was established in 930AD.  It's a magnificent rift valley where two tectonic plates (North American and Eurasian) meet.

(Real camo)
On the left you can see the white flagpole that marks the spot of the Law Rock (Lögberg) where the legislative body met and passed all laws until 1798.
  Here is the view from the Law Rock.
We arrived back in Reykjavik feeling invigorated from the nice fresh air and inspired by the beauty of all these natural wonders.  Now that I am home, I'm glad we took a gazillion photos.  We booked our trip on such a whim that little research was done to prepare.  I had just been itching to go to Iceland and my Sister to Copenhagen so we decided why not take trip together.  I had never imagined seeing such things, even if I had seen published photos here and there over the years.  We warmed up back at the apartment before heading out for some ridiculously tasty fish -- local ling, yummy sides all battered in spelt and barley and cooked with olive oil.  

It was an unforgettable day.

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