Info Wikipedia: Þingvellir became a national park in 1928 due to its historical importance, as well as the special tectonic and volcanic environment.
The continental drift between the North American and Eurasian Plates can be clearly seen in the cracks or faults which are traversing the region, the biggest one, Almannagjá, being a veritable canyon. This also causes the often-measurable earthquakes in the area.
Some of the rifts are full of surprisingly clear water. One, Nikulásargjá, is better known as Peningagjá (lit. "coin fissure"), as it is littered with coins at its bottom
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Pablo25 (3184) 2009-04-22 11:39
excellent shot. This place looks a little like a way to Mordor from the Lord of the Ring:) the depth is just amazing. It's good that you placed people in your photo. That gives a vision how huge this place is. Well presented photograph.
have a nice evening
ophelcia (0) 2009-04-22 12:19
Paweł is right looks like the place form some fantasy book!
marine-coeur (768) 2009-04-22 14:39
Hello LUCKY ALAN,it is very nice picture ALSO information,
with great details, thank you and BRAVO.