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Thingvellir

Written on: Wednesday September 5th, 2012

A journal entry from: November 2011 until...

Žingvellir (Thingvellir) is where the assembly/parliament/court was held in Iceland for two weeks every year back in the day (from 930) and was used as the parliament site until 1789. 

On my way there from Reykjavik I actually found myself thinking "Why would they put the parliament way out here?" But when I got there and saw the rift valley that marks the eastern edge of the North American tectonic plate it became pretty obvious. The place is stunningly beautiful and exudes majesty - the perfect place to say important stuff. 

Nearby there is an active georthermal area where geysers spout every few minutes and near boiling water runs along the ground.