• by b.l. richards


Þingvellir National Park, Iceland’s largest national park, was the first stop of on our tour of the Golden Circle, a popular route that hosts many unique Icelandic geographic sites. In my next posts I will highlight Geysir Geothermal Area and the Gullfoss Waterfall among others.

Pingvellir National Park

Pingvellir houses Þingvallavatn (“Lake of the Parliament”), Iceland’s largest natural lake. The lake is home to many fish which are an amazing example of species evolving to fit and adapt in a very unforgiving environment.

Since I wasn’t about to cast a fishing pole into the lake, I took particular note of the geology around the lake.

With the national park’s position on the Mid Atlantic Ridge, the park is one of the only places on the Earth where you can see both the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates standing exposed from the ground. Walking down the footpaths, I felt I was in the middle of massive fissure ready to swallow me up.

In between the large rocky outcroppings I viewed miles of dried volcanic rock covered in bright green moss. At this point of my Icelandic journey, I was convinced I was no longer on Earth.

I was stunned by this first sight on our tour and unbelievably caught off guard by our next stops along the Golden Circle and planet Earth.



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