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Þingvellir National Park, also written Thingvellir National Park, is a natural park in Bláskógarbyggð in southwestern Iceland, near the Reykjanes and Hengill volcanic area.

Þingvellir is a historical site for Iceland, for it was here in AD 930 that the Icelandic parliament, or Alþingi, was established. Alþingi is regarded as the world's longest running parliament. The Þingvellir National Park was created to protect the ruins of the parliament site. Later on, the natural park was enlarged so that the surrounding natural site could also be protected.

Þingvellir National Park was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 28th session of the World Heritage Committee in Suzhou, China, on 28 June - 7 July, 2004.

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Þingvellir National Park, Iceland
Þingvellir National Park, Iceland
Author: Bromr (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0)

Þingvellir National Park, Iceland
Þingvellir National Park, Iceland
Author: Bromr (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0)

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 64 15 13.7 W 21 02 14.1 in Bláskógarbyggð municipality, in Arnessysla, Iceland
Inscription Year: 2004
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: III, VI

Location Map of Þingvellir National Park

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Visiting Þingvellir National Park

Þingvellir National Park is an hour by car from Reykjavík. During summer, you can also catch a bus there for 1,700 kr.


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