SOUTH ICELAND TRAVEL GUIDE
Žingvellir is Iceland's
national shrine, where Europe's eldest national
legislative assembly, The Icelandic Parliament, was established in the
year 930. Major events in the history of Iceland
have taken place at Žingvellir and all Icelanders
hold the place in high esteem. According to the law,
passed in 1928, the protected area shall always be the property of
Icelandic nation, under the preservation of the Alžing.
The first stop is by Hakiš, from where there is a spectacular view
over the fields and Lake Žingvellir (83 sq.km).
From the Hakiš the bus continues to information center in
Thingvellir National Park,
where an approx. 15 to 30 minutes stop is made before
heading across the Lyngdalsheiši heath, Laugarvatn and on to Geysir
hot spring area. In this area the main attraction is Strokkur, a hot sprin
that erupts on average every 5-6 minutes. The stop is approx.
hours and then the bus continues on to Gullfoss,
the Golden Waterfall. The same route is taken back
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