Þingvellir and Young Tourist Couples Go Mighty Fine Together

The viewing deck by the Information Center at Þingvellir

A young tourist couple shared the viewing platform overlooking Þingvellir with us during a sunny break in spastic weather we've been having over this Easter holiday.


This shot is taken from the western, North American Continental Plate side, looking east out over Þingvallavatn lake to the Eurasian Plate on the other side of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. On the horizon we could just see another set of ominous clouds bearing towards us from the south, ready to burst over the national park. We stayed just long enough to goof off a bit, marvel at the landscape, then get in our car and drive away just as another flurry of snow hid this lovely view ...

5 comments:

Tanya Breese said...

what a beautiful view! i think we've all been having spastic weather this year!

allesistgut said...

The view at Þingvellir is absolutely breathtaking. It was one of my last stations on my three weeks long ring road trip and I thought it couldn't get even better. But it could! Þingvellir is such an amazing place.

Iceland Eyes said...

Highly recommended for everyone who comes here. It's only like 30-40 minutes from the city, and it's not only gorgeous, but so historical!

Fran Ayllón said...

Thanks so much for sharing all that! I have been following your blog for a few weeks since I discovered it, and I find it inspiring. I visited Iceland last Summer and I think I got sick of something someone described on the web as Icelandic Obsessive Disorder! I will visit again this year in September (only for a few days this time).

julia said...

Hi it's great to find your blog and photos. Iceland's landscape is always changing and I'm not there often enough to see it!