Thingvellir National Park


Thingvellir National Park is part of the Tentative list of Iceland in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List. It is a proposed extension of Thingvellir WHS.

The current Þingvellir National Park encloses the old Þingvellir National Park. While the existing site is concentrated around the remains of the Alþing itself this tentative site is concentrated around the rift zone as the continuation of the Mid-Atlantic ridge across Iceland and it is an exceptionally clear evidence for continental drift and plate tectonics. The lake Þingvallavatn is the largest natural lake in Iceland and the water is crystal clear, with a depth visibility down to 12 m.

Map of Thingvellir National Park

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Full Name
Thingvellir National Park
Extension of
Thingvellir WHS
2011 Added to Tentative List

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WHS 1997-2021