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Þingvellir is a site of historical, cultural, and geological importance and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. It is the site of a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It is also home to Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland.

Parliament or Alþingi was established at Þingvellir in 930 and remained there until 1789. Þingvellir National Park was founded in 1930 to protect the remains of the parliament site and was later expanded to protect natural phenomena in the surrounding area. Þingvellir National Park was the first national park in Iceland and was decreed “a protected national shrine for all Icelanders, the perpetual property of the Icelandic nation under the preservation of parliament, never to be sold or mortgaged.”

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM
HDR generated from 1 handheld shot using Photomatix Pro
Processed in Photoshop

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iceland, Þingvellir, national park

Comments

  • julie08
    julie08almost 3 years ago

    Stunning work Béla. Its a fantastic place, I went there some years ago and I would love to go back one day :)

  • Adri  Padmos
    Adri Padmosalmost 3 years ago

    Amazing capture and a great view, Béla!

  • ilpo laurila
    ilpo laurilaalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful scenery, great capture Bèla.

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture and view…….looks gorgeous !

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful history Bela and that scene – that is just divine

  • wayofthewarior
    wayofthewarioralmost 3 years ago

    Spectacular view dude

  • Steen Nielsen
    Steen Nielsenalmost 3 years ago

    Amazing autumn scene from Thingvellir, it’s great Béla.

  • Elaine Bawden
    Elaine Bawdenalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely Bela!!! :)))

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisalmost 3 years ago

    Stunning capture, Bela!

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 3 years ago

    splendid view

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