Trips to take in Iceland - The Golden Circle [Part II]

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The next and final stop on our full day trip around The Golden Circle was Thingvellir National Park.

Originally the National Park was where open air assemblies would take place representing the whole of Iceland between 930 AD until 1798. It was a place to establish laws within Iceland and still remains a symbolic land for the people of Iceland today.

Nowadays it's mostly an enchanting place to explore and with our limited time we only got the opportunity to walk through the most touristic routes but I can only imagine how much is left there to discover. Nonetheless, it was still a memorable little jaunt with stunning scenery.

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Thingvellir is located in an active volcanic area where the Mid-Atlantic Ridge runs through. This is a mostly underwater mountain range running through the Atlantic Ocean and it separates the North American plate from the Eurasian Plate in the North Atlantic and the South American Plate from the African Plate in the South Atlantic. Every year, these plates move apart about 2.5cm!

Most of the ridge is underwater however there are places in different regions of the world where the ridge pops up out of the land - and Thingvellir, my friends, is one of those places.

Nice bit of Geography for you there ;)

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We booked our tour with Gray Line and were well taken care of all day. From our funny guide to our driver and logistics, everything was pretty much perfect! Have you been around the Golden Circle? Let me know your experience in the comments! xo

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