The tour begins at Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is steeped in both geological and historical significance. It was the original location of Althingi, where a group of Vikings gathered together in 930 AD to elect a Lawspeaker and form the first Icelandic Parliament. The modern parliament still bears its name to this day, making it one of the oldest continuously operating parliaments in the history of the world. It also straddles the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that marks the ever-expanding gap between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, allowing us to walk between the gap that separates two continents. This coupled with the sapphire blue Silfra Fissure that is home to the clearest water in the world, several mesmerizing waterfalls, amazing rock sculptures crafted by volcanic activity, and much, much more, ensures that Thingvellir is one of the most interesting landscapes in the world. Our expert guide will tell you about the natural and human history of the area, making for a fascinating and enjoyable stop.