The area around Reykjavik is packed with historical and natural sites like Thingvellir, Golden Falls and the Geysir.
Thingvellir takes its name from Alþing (Althing), the national parliament of Iceland, which was founded at Þingvellir in 930 and held its sessions there until 1798. Þingvellir is a site of historical, cultural, and geological significance, and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. The park lies in a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the boundary between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Wikipedia
Thingvellir. The rift to the left.
This waterfall was handmade by the thing men in order to get water to when the Althing was in session.
The Gullfoss waterfall in the river Hvítá is probably one of the best-known landmarks in Iceland.
The geysir area is one of the most visited places on Iceland and is an icon for the country. The old geysir is no longer erupting, but a new one is live. The eruptions are infrequent, but normally between two to ten minutes between each. The geysir can throw boiling water up to 70 metres in the air.
The photo workshop I attended with Arnfinn Johnsen had its camp at Arnarstapi on the Snæfellnes peninsula, about two hours by car from Reykjavik.
The coast line here is just amazing and is without comparison to anything I have seen before. It just has to be experienced! Below I will show some of my captures from the area. Every new site gave us a new wow experience.