(part of the Golden Circle tour)
The next stop on our tour was Þingvellir, the site of the oldest parliament in the world. This is a remarkable place, the geology of the place is incredible, being a rift valley between the European and American tectonic plates. Within the valley there are smaller rifts where the plates have pulled apart.
We arrived at the top of the valley and walked down one of the rifts to the valley bottom, the crowds of people following the path somehow giving the place a feeling of destination of pilgrimage