Iceland Thingvellir National Park, Iceland - Lookout

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Raimondo N. Giamberduca

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Þingvellir national park is located in the municipality of Bláskógabyggð, 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 and Eurasian tectonic plates. To its south lies Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland.
Þingvellir is associated with the national parliament of Iceland, established at the site in 930 AD and remained here until 1798.
It is a World Heritage Site since 2004.

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