Niceland: (3) Þingvellir

Some of the main touristic attractions of Iceland are very close to the capital. The National Park of Þingvellir, part of the Golden Circle, has a big importance due to geological and historical reasons. Here the continental drift between the North American and the Eurasian Plates can be clearly seen in the cracks or faults, specially the big Almannagjá fault. Europe and America keep on separating from 1 to 20 mm each year. It´s also the place where the first democratic Parliament or Alþingi was established by the vikings in 930 and remained there until 1799.

Þingvellir, Iceland. August 2011


About Dani Planas Labad

I´m a travel and documentary photographer based in Barcelona. On my journeys I always focus on local people, traditions, religions and other social aspects, as well as on landscapes and portraits. I have published in travel magazines and made several individual and collective exhibitions.
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2 Responses to Niceland: (3) Þingvellir

  1. Xavi says:

    Unes fotos maquíssimes, Dani, com sempre.
    I una enveja (sana) pels teus viatges.
    Una abraçada,

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