Þingevllir (pronounced as Thingvellir) National park is, just like Geysir and Gulfoss, part of the golden circle. In this national park you can witness Iceland’s stark geological processes with your own eyes. The island is located on both the North American tectonic plate and the Eurasian tectonic plate. In Þingevllir National park you can actually see the split between those two tectonic plates. Iceland is the only place in the world where the rift is above sea-level and thus can be seen on land.
Besides geology, Þingevllir is also historically very important to Iceland, which is why it became a National Park. Since 2004 it’s listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.
In the park you can also go snorkeling or diving in the Silfra fissure. It is the only place in the world where you can dive between two continents. It is ranked as one of the top 10 best diving sites in the world because of the vivid colors and extremely clear water in this place.
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