The little farmhouse in the bottom of the rift, Þingvallabær was built for the 1000th anniversary of the Alþing in 1930 by state...
Straddling both sides of the Öxará river, you’ll find the ruins of various temporary camps called búðir, (literally booths). These...
Near the dramatic Almannagjá fault and fronted by a boardwalk is the Lögberg (Law Rock), where the Alþing convened annually. This was...
The restaurant at the Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel serves modern Icelandic fare with a slow-food twist, featuring locally sourced...
Behind the Þingvallabær farmhouse, Þingvallakirkja is one of Iceland’s first churches. The original was consecrated in the 11th century, but the current wooden building only dates from 1859. Inside are several bells from earlier churches, a 17th-century wooden pulpit, and a painted altarpiece from 1834. The Independence-era poets Jónas Hallgrímsson and Einar Benediktsson are interred in the small cemetery behind the church.