The Blue Lagoon
Geothermal Pools
Þingvellir
National Parks

Þingvellir

ÞingvellirPhoto by Gunnar Freyr
Snæfellsjökull

The birthplace of a nation


Besides being a location of historical significance, Þingvellir is also protected as a national park due to its unique geology and natural features. Almannagjá is a canyon formed between two tectonic plates, a visual representation of continental drift.

Situated on the northern shore of lake Þingvallavatn, Þingvellir is the national shrine of Iceland. It is, for one, a key location in Icelandic history as the oldest existing parliament in the world first assembled there in 930 AD. Þingvellir has for this reason been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Official park website