Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir National Park

A few more from Thingvellir National Park in southwest Iceland showing the tortured landscape of Almannagja, the cliffs and canyons on the northwestern side of the Rift Valley. To stand here is to be geologically in North America. Walk across the valley and you are in Europe – all part of the enigma that is Iceland.

Canon EOS 5D mark iii
Canon EF 24-105 f4 L IS
June 2015

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Visitors walk the gravel path between the basalt cliffs of Allmannagjá canyon on the northwestern side of the Þingvellir rift valley, Southwest Iceland
A flagpole marks the suspected site of the Lögberg, the rock from which speeches were made when the historic Icelandic Alþing or parliament was held at Þingvellir, southwest Iceland
Close up of rapids on the Öxará River as it cascades over rocks at the eastern end of the Almannagjá canyon in Þingvellir National Park, southwest Iceland

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