DAY 14 – TOUR 1 & DAY 8 – TOUR 2

travel to pingvellir (icelandic pronounce thing ver clif)

PINGVELLIR –  It lies in a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge – north America / Eurasian continental plates. It is at the northern end of Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland.  2cm per year – on average the valley floor drops a couple of centimetres but in 1789 it dropped by half a meter.

Parliament or Alþingi (“Althing” in English) was established at Þingvellir in 930 and remained there until 1798.  48 cheiftans 12 from each quarter of the country – pass new laws, amend old laws, pass sentence with jurors who were nominated from free farmers.

Oxarafoss  – the axe river – 20 m drop

Heading to Reykjavik for a couple of hours before dropping one of our tour back at the docks.