Episode 5-Part 4: Thingvellir National Park, Iceland (#Pangealife)

Have you ever felt like you’re super tiny compared to the world? Do you know that feeling when you see something so grandiose and amazing that it reminds you there’s so much more to this world than what you see on a daily basis?

Thingvellir National Park was that place for me. I had a similar feeling at Gullfoss but this was on a much larger scale. 

Thingvellir is a national park in Iceland where you get to see what used to be Pangea until Mother Earth decided to show just how powerful she can be. This park is one of the few places in the world where you can see the edge of a tectonic plate and it’s the most fascinating feeling. To get to the top of these tectonic plates, we drove along the edge of the Eurasia tectonic plate which really means I drove along the edge of where Pangea stopped being Pangea. 

This park has a lot of history such as where the Icelandic government first started, the largest body of water in Iceland and where you can see the tectonic plates. It’s a huge park but my favorite was walking up to the top of the park and standing in a crevice created by an earthquake. 

I was probably most excited to go to this park and stand in that crevice. And let’s just say that it did not disappoint. 

  

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