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Parliament House in Reykjavik, Capital of Iceland  (2)  

Parliament House in Reykjavik, Capital of Iceland (2)

Day 4 in SW corner of Iceland

July 5th 2014
Day 4 In the morning, we got up early in the beautiful sunshine and clear skies, and drove to Þingvellir national park, where the ancient outdoor parliament was founded in 930. This area is also very interesting from a geological point of view, since it’s situated on top of the mid-Atlantic ridge, where two earth crust plates (American & Eurasian) slowly drift apart, 3mm annually. Therefore, ... read more
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Icelandic Flag Settled by Norwegian and Celtic (Scottish and Irish) immigrants during the late 9th and 10th centuries A.D., Iceland boasts the world's oldest functioning legislative assembly, the Althing, established in 930. Independent for over 300 years, Iceland ... ... read more
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