Alþingi to Convene at Þingvellir Wednesday

Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, will convene at Þingvellir national park tomorrow, Wednesday, to celebrate the centennial of Iceland’s sovereignty. A parliamentary resolution will be presented regarding two projects: the establishment of The Icelandic Children’s Cultural Fund and the building of a new ocean research vessel.

The parliamentary session will be broadcast live on TV. Between 3,000 and 5,000 guests are expected to be present, which is the average number of tourists in the park on a typical summer day.

Ein­ar Á. E. Sæ­munds­sen, director of Þingvellir national park, told that the program is very simple and will only include the parliamentary session. “About 5,000 guests is our number of reference while making arrangements, but we could very well accommodate more people,” he remarked.


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