The “Official” Golden Circle Stops
Þingvellir Nationwide Park
Price: 750 ISK for parking
Þingvellir Nationwide Park is without doubt one of the hottest Golden Circle stops. And there’s a cause: it has so many issues to see!
First and hottest is the convergence of the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. There are spots within the park the place you may actually be in two continents directly. Whereas these two plates are shut collectively in sections, they’re truly drifting farther aside every year.
Second, is the historical past of the place. That is the positioning of the primary ever parliament, again in 930. There may be an space the place you may stroll which provides you with a strolling tour of the historical past of this website. This was fascinating! This consists of a big meeting space and the foundations of historical constructions which have been used throughout the parliamentary conferences.
Third, Öxaráfoss waterfall is just beautiful. It is a fast stroll from the car parking zone and is tucked between cliffs so it’s a quiet, tranquil, and never very busy Icelandic waterfall. We have been the one two folks at this waterfall at 10 AM.
Lastly, you too can discover a few of the different websites within the park, together with an historical church, some extra fashionable historic properties and the most important lake in Iceland.
Time: 2 hours