Thinking About Thingvellir

Þingvellir, or, more easily read as Thingvellir is one of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iceland, as well as being one of the three National Parks in the country. Not that anything Icelandic is easy to read for me, but 'Thingvellir' at least gives me a chance at butchering the name. Home to many beautiful things, the site gained it's UNESCO status for it's cultural importance of being home to Iceland's parliament for roughly a millennia.

A millennia! It sounds so, Star Warsy to think in terms that long. If you were to take a tour of the Star Wars universe, of course you'd make some stops at places like Tatooine, Coruscant, and perhaps the forest moon of Endor. So too, if you were to tour some of the more popular places in Iceland, you might embark on the Golden Circle journey to Þingvellir, Geysir, and Gulfoss.