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Iceland Beyond

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Iceland is quickly becoming one of Europe’s most popular vacation spots. This land of the North has many gems within its borders. Reykjavik is a trendy spot, and many tourists also indulge on the country’s famous “ring road”. And while there’s plenty to do with both of those, Iceland’s interior is not always as heavily explored.

So why not stop by Þingvellir National Park. Known as Thingvellir in English, this place is a little outside of Reykjavik, but far enough away to still look like an alien planet. Part of the reason for that is due to its unusual location; it sits right on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are slowly diverging.

For the history buffs out there, Þingvellir is home to the site of the first Icelandic Parliament over 1,000 years ago. But even if none of that interests you, the terrain is enough of a reason to go. One of the best ways to get there is through the Golden Circle Tour, which will also take you to a number of other places only found in Iceland.



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