Lake Þingvallavatn.

Two tourists rescued from Lake Þingvallavatn

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Tourists at Öxarárfoss at Þingvellir.

Rain doesn't deter tourists from visiting Þingvellir

4 Sep 2017 Þingvellir, the historic site of Europe's first parliament, or althing, is also one of the most magnificent areas of natural beauty in Iceland. Thousands of tourists visit Þingvellir every year.

The great brown trout caught in lake Þingvallavatn last night.

26 pound brown trout caught in lake Þingvallavatn

24 Jun 2017 The population of brown trout that resides in lake Þingvallavatn can get very big, which makes it a popular lake for fishing. Last night Danish angler Nils Folmer Jörgensen caught a trout that weighed 26 pounds.

The country home offers atounding views to Lake Þingvellir.

Stylish country home near Lake Þingvellir, Iceland

16 Jun 2017 Country living in Iceland couldn't get more stylish than this modern villa situated in Nesjavellir, a geothermal area of outstanding natural beauty close to Þingvellir National Park.

Almannagjá at Þingvellir

A new road to Þingvellir national park?

28 Apr 2017 Locals in Mosfellsdalur valley are worried that the road in the valley, which leads to the Golden Circle, can’t handle the traffic and have proposed an alternative.

Silfra is a very popular tourist attraction in Iceland.

Silfra opens again for diving with stricter rules

14 Mar 2017 New rules on diving and snorkelling in Silfra were applied yesterday morning. This follows a second death in the famous crevasse this year.

Diving in Silfra is an especially popular activity in Iceland.

Iceland Silfra accident: "I watched a person die that day"

17 Feb 2017 One of the people diving in Silfra, a crevasse at Þingvellir national park on Sunday describes on Facebook how they watched a person die that day.

Chieftain Jörmundur Ingi Hansen (third from left).

Pagan chieftain sets 17 June as birthday of Iceland democracy

26 Jul 2016 Iceland’s national day is 17 June, the day on which the newly independent Icelandic republic was founded in 1944. But is there more to the date than meets the eye?

Flosagjá.

Car oil pollution forces closure of Þingvellir car park

3 Jun 2016 One of the car parks at Iceland’s Þingvellir National Park will be closed amid reports that water has been polluted by oil leaks from tour vehicles.

Þingvellir National Park.

No longer free to park at Iceland’s Þingvellir

17 May 2016 Despite a few teething problems, park visitors were generally happy with the new set-up.

Lake Þingvellir is one of Iceland's most beautiful natural wonders.

Cottages with a view of stunning Lake Þingvellir

16 May 2016 There are few places as magical as beautiful Lake Þingvellir, Iceland's largest and deepest lake. Now you can rent a cottage with a view of the lake in both summer and winter.

Þórsmörk park in Iceland.

Five romantic places in Iceland that you can't miss

10 May 2016 Heading to Iceland with the love of your life? Here are five spots to visit that will get your heart racing.

Photo: Ómar Óskarsson

Car-park charges brought in at Þingvellir

17 Mar 2016 From 1 May, it will no longer be free to park at Iceland’s famous Þingvellir national park site, according to South Iceland media.

The Dyrhólaey lighthouse.

An incredible Iceland stopover!

6 Aug 2015 Icelandair, in cooperation with Icelandair Hotels and Nine Worlds travel agency, is launching a new and exclusive way of enjoying a short stopover in Iceland on your journey between North America and Europe – the Incredible Stopover.

Jó­hann­es and Björg, farmers at Heiðarbær in Þingvellir to the right, accompanied by their daughter Steinunn.

Cairns built by tourists taken down

17 Jul 2015 "We urge people to help us to keep this down," explains guide Ari Arnórsson who accompanied by the farmers of Heiðarbær, has removed hundreds of cairns which had been built by tourists at Þingvellir national park.

Cairns built by tourists are becoming a serious nuisance at the Þingvellir national park.

Outcry at tourist cairn craze

11 Jun 2015 Forget the love locks on Paris' Pont des Arts, in Iceland the latest tourist trend is piling up cairns in Þingvellir national park to mark their visit. This trend is much to the chagrin of park wardens who say they count thousands in the nature reserve.

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