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Situated in southwest Iceland, Thingvellir is considered one of the most important places in Icelandic history.  It is also a UNESCO World heritage site.
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The national park that is supposed to have been the site for the world's oldest parliament ... though once you get there, it is a tad disappointing as there is no building or such... just a patch marked by a white flagpole where parliamentarians used to gather to confer... amazing how the world's oldest parliament is to be found in the world's youngest country, Iceland... easiest to get to the site on a standard Golden Circle tour from Reykjavik, thus also covering the geysir area and Iceland's most famous waterfalls...

 

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The national park that is supposed to have been the site for the world's oldest parliament ... though once you get there, it is a tad disappointing as there is no building or such... just a patch marked by a white flagpole where parliamentarians used to gather to confer... amazing how the world's oldest parliament is to be found in the world's youngest country, Iceland... easiest to get to the site on a standard Golden Circle tour from Reykjavik, thus also covering the geysir area and Iceland's most famous waterfalls...
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Thingvellir is a gorgeous area,, one of the places on Earth where you can actually see continental plates pulling apart.  One small rift is especially deep and ha hundreds of coins at the bottom, visible in the clear water.  Ask a question, toss a coin in, and watch it sink; if you see it hit the bottom, the answer is yes.
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