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Thingvellir

Thingvellir

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Thingvellir is the valley, in which in former times the thing took place one times a year. On the thing not only laws were made or declared, but family quarrels were discussed, deals were made, daughters were married and so on.

The valley is really green, partially marshy, and looks very idyllic, although it belongs to the touristic duties and there are always many people. The clefts, which can be seen in the background, are not of vulcanic origin, but were caused by the movement of the american and the eurasic continental plates.


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