Our journey today took us out of Reykjavik and east toward the “golden circle”. To be truthful it is neither a real circle (more like a bow) and it is an invented title to promote a day trip tour by Iceland tourism.
Our first stop was Thingvellir whete the outdoor parliament used to take place a millennia ago. The place is also important because it is te fissure of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Our group walked the ever widening fissure (2 inches per year) from the upper to the lower lot.
The adventure continues… stay tuned for my next blog.
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As a World traveler and trains, planes, & automobile geek, I have embraced every opportunity to explore this amazing planet. As I write this, I realized vividly how far I have come from growing up in a dysfunctional family in a small Swiss town to living in the San Francisco Bay Area with my husband Greg and our pets Stella and Oscar. I am very fortunate to live the American Dream, having made a career our of my passion for travel and tourism.
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3 thoughts on “Thingvelir – a tale of two plates (tectonic that is)”
I love the sky/cloud formations and the beautiful wildflowers along the cliff. I’m assuming the last picture is of the ever-growing fissure. Right? Always love being included in your adventures.
Yes. Your observation is correct. It is the fissure created as the two plates pull away from each other.