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    Iceland’s historical open air assembly, Alpingi, is situated in its national park, Thingvellir. This was established back in the year 930 and was utilized until 1798. It’s located alongside Iceland’s largest lake, Pingvallavatn.  Some of the assembly’s functions to name were setting laws, settling disputes and easing out freemen of the country. Even today Alpingi holds great significance for Icelanders.

     The land now consists of remains of the building, about 50 booths made up of stone and turf and numerous remains from the 10th 18th and 19th centuries are buried deep down in the Earth. The scraps left behind serve as proof regarding how the park was maintained back when it was alive and functioning.

    Þingvellir is located right above the Mid Atlantic Ridge where the European and North American plates seem to be in continuous motion. This is the reason why people also call it the lava field which is yet another reason why tourists should visit this wondrous place.

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      • Reykjavík
        Iceland’s tiny capital has an almost inconceivable quantity of character. Home of spurting geysers, mammoth hot spring baths where you can lounge amongst fresh snow fall and a music scene the envy of cities several times its size (think Bjork, Sigur Ros and a White Stripes, ‘fans only’ gig that has since become the stuff of legends). Reykjavik lies high on many a savvy travler’s must-see list.

        Unsurprisingly, given its reputation, Reykjavik is difficult to match in terms of natural allures and incredible sights. Grabbing a bike and heading out into the surrounding wilderness – wrapped up in a suitably large number of layers, obviously – reveals perfect grassy meadows and pools shooting water high into the air, as well as idealistic spots for angling, hiking, climbing and pretty much any other kind of outdoor adventure you care to think up. If you’re here for the thermal pools, you could happily hop between them for the entire duration of even a lengthy trip, not forgetting to stop off at the bizarre geothermal beach (where hot water influx allows summer vibes amongst the frigid waters) and the infamous blue lagoon, where the rustic waters have been turned into a phenomenal and pricey health spa, and can also be explored more naturally on foot.

        Icelander’s are culturally laid back - no doubt a great plus given their recent brush with bankruptcy – and seem to have a community outlook when it comes to cultural development, with plenty of their impressive art and sculpture mounted against the backdrop of striking sunsets or incorporated into the modern city. You can explore the Viking times thoroughly, including glancing at a reconstructed longhouse and delving into the archives of the national museum, while the more modern end of the spectrum is fulfilled with stunning contemporary art galleries and countless smaller artistic entities popping up amongst the more standard shopping streets.

        In a way, Iceland is like a frozen utopia, where nature is somehow more beautiful than you could ever imagine, and the streets have a strength of artistic and attractive sentiment yet the people remain unpretentious. Count on spending a small fortune, but visitors invariably believe it’s worth it. If you dig deep enough you might encounter a truly unforgettable and up close experience with a true native.
        Reykjavík, Iceland
      • Selfoss

        In 1891, a suspension bridge was constructed over the river, Olfus. Olfusa is one the largest river in Iceland. This was the beginning of establishing a new town Selfoss. In 1944, this bridge got disintegrated and a new one was build up soon after the incident. With the advent of co-operative shops and dairy business, the town started flourishing in 1930.  Selfoss was given its municipal rights in 1978.

        It is often called as the capital of southern Iceland. Main occupations of this town include agriculture, small-scale business and tourism. The beauty of Selfoss makes it an attractive place for tourist. It has the capability to provide all the necessities to tourists. People around the world keep on visiting this place the whole year.  Selfoss is 57km away from the capital of the country.

        Selfoss, Iceland
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        Skypark Trampólíngarður Íslands Urðarhvarf 14, Kópavogur, Iceland
      • Harry´s Seafood and Grill Restaurant
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        Harry´s Seafood and Grill Restaurant Laugavegur 84, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
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        73 Restaurant Laugavegur 73, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
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        Laugavegur 59, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

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      Graphic showing average weather in Thingvellir National Park in Celcius and Centimeters (Change to Farenheit and Inches)

      Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
      Jan -3.2 241.2 26.2 95
      Feb -3.1 204.6 26.4 80.6
      Mar -1.4 194.3 29.5 76.5
      Apr 0.9 133.7 33.6 52.6
      May 5.2 98 41.4 38.6
      Jun 8.4 89.9 47.1 35.4
      Jul 10.2 92.1 50.4 36.3
      Aug 9.3 114.9 48.7 45.2
      Sep 6.4 163.1 43.5 64.2
      Oct 2.3 233.5 36.1 91.9
      Nov -0.3 241.7 31.5 95.2
      Dec -2 230.7 28.4 90.8

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        • So awesome. All you have to "do" to even get a basic understanding of this majestic place is drive through it. There are stops and activities, but driving through, if that's all you have time for, is perfectly suitable.
        • Crowded tourist attraction. Info centers have very little helpful info for specific places to visit in the park. Geo features are great, but better stuff to visit on F-roads.
        • One of my favorite spots in Iceland. Not only is it scenic, but the amount of history here is fascinating. It's crazy to walk through here, and think back to a time where my ancestors walked the same paths I did while I was here.
        • Absolutely stunning national park. I could have walked around for hours the sights are that amazing. I would definitely recommend and there is a nice little shop with some great gifts.
        • Was a wonderful place to see the tectonic plates. Not a lot of tourists. Was able to wonder and see wonderful things. Take the time and see this wonderful place. You won’t regret it.


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