Other than the Great Riff Valley in east Africa, Thinkgvellir National Park is the only place on earth where ‘seafloor spreading’ can be witnessed on land.
Eurasian and American plates are spreading apart 7mm per year. With a simple mathemetics, over 10,000 years later it will have 70m gap valley.
Thinkgvellir National Park is also a historic place for Iceland; the parliament was founded here and this was the place where Icelanders gathered declare the independence from Denmark.
This is the first national park of Iceland, the first protected land.
Travel photography shared by Jiyeon