August 14, 2022
Almannagja in Thingvellir

Thingvellir Is One Of Iceland’s Historical and Nature’s Treasure

Located beside the river Öxará Thingvellir, Parliament Plains, is one of Iceland’s historical and nature’s treasures and a popular tourist attraction. Iceland’s parliament, Althingi, was first established on Thingvellir around 930.

National events and celebrations have taken place on Thingvellir attracting tens of thousands of people. Thingvellir is a protected area, a national shrine that shall always be the property of the Icelandic nation, according to a law passed in 1928, and under the preservation of Althingi. 

Thingvellir In Autumn

Apart from its history Thingvellir is a beautiful place, nothing less than a natural wonder, surrounded by mountains and Thingvallavatn, Iceland’s largest lake. Spending a day around the lake from morning to sunset on a sunny day is an experience you will not forget. 

Lake Thingvallavatn In Autumn

Thingvellir is only an hour or less drive from Reykjavik. A day at Thingvellir, walking around and enjoying the smell of history in conjunction with a unique landscape still evolving, is a day well spent.

Here is Thingvellir National Park in August:

You might want to view photo gallery of Thingvellir and Lake Thingvallavatn we recently posted. The photos are from three seasons at Thingvellir; spring, summer and autumn.