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Walking along the ridge in Thingvellier, I was more curious about the geology (about which there was no signage) but there were many signs regarding the historical significance of different spots. This is one spot with a lot of meaning, but there isn't particularly much...More
Probably the most historically important place in Iceland, this is a set of grass covered low rocks near the flagpole with a boardwalk around them as you walk from parking area 2 to 1 in Thingvillar National Park. UNESCO Heritage important.
This spot is well worth a visit if you are in the park. However, it is a bit underwhelming. In the end, it is just a flat rock. But the views are amazing and you will learn something about Iceland’s history.
The view across the green Rift Valley, the mountains and lake make this a beautiful place. The stone wall is impressive and very photogenic. There are information boards describing the history and symbolic importance of this place. Definitely include in your Golden Circle itinerary.
With the founding of the Icelandic Commonwealth in 930, the world’s first democratic parliament, the Althing, was centered around the Logberg (Law Rock in English). The annual summer meeting was open and closed from Logberg; it is where anyone could step forward to deliver news...More
This place isn't as magnificent as first sight as it is after you've read and learnt its history. It is worth doing the walk around and up the hill to appreciate what this place signified as being the very first Parliament in Iceland. As well...More
If in the park then go and see this but read about if beforehand to understand what it is you're experiencing.
Quite a built up touristy area so lots of people but you get a feel for what it must have been like a thousand...More