This is the first stop of the Golden Circle. They way you pronounce Þingvellir is Thingvellir. I only did the main tourist walk bit I didn’t actually go down into the park. I was on a tour and I didn’t have any time to go off and explore for myself. Looking out at the viewing points the landscape is so beautiful!
Þingvellir literally means ‘Assembly Plains’ it is where decisions were made and events were held. It is a very important place in Icelandic history. Not only that but it is an amazing natural wonder. The area is a fissure area, which means that there is a huge crack in the earth because Iceland is on top of two tectonic plates that broke apart. Sites like these make me wish I paid more attention in geography!
In winter it is beautiful, everything is covered in snow and it makes the park look endless! I want to go back because I have no idea what it would look like without it and that is something I need to know.
This park is free entry, although the toilets will cost you 200 isk (€1.30) because it is a national park and they have to remove the waste.
It is definitely worth it to go, the area is beautiful, the history and geography is fascinating and you can also go diving in this area too. I can’t wait to go back!