Thingvellir National Park

Tour Thingvellir National Park

Iceland
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Thingvellir
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Iceland

The Thingvellir National Park is located on the southwest coast of Iceland. The park features a large rift valley, which was formed by tectonic forces and is now filled with water. It has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Thingvellir National Park is a place of natural beauty, with strong historical ties. It has something for everyone to enjoy, from dramatic volcanic landscapes and cascading waterfalls to fascinating tectonic plates and deep fissures marking the earth's crust.

Thingvellir's history stretches far back in time. For centuries, it was the meeting place of the Icelandic parliament, and remains a popular site for international events even today.

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Geeky Facts about Thingvellir National Park

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Thingvellir is a Geological Site and UNESCO World Heritage since 2004.

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Thingvellir National Park was established in 1930, marking the 1000th anniversary of Iceland's parliament.

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There are roughly 172 higher plant species found in Thingvellir National Park, which includes about 40% of the flora in Iceland.

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