In the last few decades, research has made it clear that Þingvellir is a natural wonder on a international scale, with the geologic history and the biosystem of Lake Þingvallavatn forming a unique entity, a magnificent showcase. Being able to witness the evolution and formation of new species in a place like Lake Þingvallavatn is of immense value. The Þingvellir area is part of a fissure zone running through Iceland, being situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The faults and fissures of the area make evident the rifting of the earth's crust.

Every weekday during the summer park rangers take visitors on guided walks around the assembly site.

The tours start from the Þingvellir church at 10:00 in the morning 15:00 in the afternoon and take one hour. They are free of charge and no booking is needed. See the website of Thingvellir National Park.

Birt:
July 1, 2008
Tilvitnun:
Guðrún Arndís Tryggvadóttir „Sturlungar á Þingvöllum“, Náttúran.is: July 1, 2008 URL: http://nature.is/d/2008/07/01/sturlungar-thingvollum/ [Skoðað:April 25, 2019]
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