Þingvellir is a national park north east of Reykjavík.
Follow along with my day long road trip from Þingvellir to Selfoss.
Þingvallakirkja, the church at Þingvellir
Þingvellir is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland for a few reasons.
- It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The national parliament of Iceland held court on this location from 930 AD until as late as 1798.
- And the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, separating the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, runs through the middle of the park. You can actually see the division of earth in the photos below.
After exploring Þingvellir, we got back in the car and drove to Selfoss. We stayed in the cutest AirBnB on a functioning farm. It also happens to be directly across the street from Ölvisholt Brewery. Please, stop in for a beer! The owners are wonderful and so friendly.
The folks that run the AirBnB are people after my own heart. They had a table full of beautiful Icelandic Rocks. How cool is that?! I wish I could have brought all these little beauties home with me.
In the morning, we stopped in at Kjöt og Kúnst for a loaf of banana bread cooked with geothermal heat.