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Þingvallakirkja in Thingvellir National Park
Þingvallakirkja in Thingvellir National Park 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.
The Old Farm house and Church at Thingvellir National Park
The Old Farm house and Church at Thingvellir National Park Thingvellir is the most important cultural heritage site in Iceland. The Althing (General Assembly) was established here in 930 and continued meeting for more than 850 years until 1798.
Þingvallakirkja in Thingvellir National Park
Þingvallakirkja in Thingvellir National Park 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.
Þingvallakirkja in Thingvellir National Park
Þingvallakirkja in Thingvellir National Park 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.
Þingvallakirkja in Thingvellir National Park
Þingvallakirkja in Thingvellir National Park 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.
Þingvallakirkja in Thingvellir National Park
Þingvallakirkja in Thingvellir National Park 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.
Þingvallakirkja in Thingvellir National Park
Þingvallakirkja in Thingvellir National Park 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.
Þingvallakirkja in Thingvellir National Park
Þingvallakirkja in Thingvellir National Park 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.
Þingvallakirkja
Þingvallakirkja Þingvallavatn is a lake in south-western Iceland. With a surface of 84 km² it is the largest natural lake in Iceland. Its greatest depth is at 114 m. At the northern shore of the lake, at Þingvellir (after which the lake is named), the Alþingi, the national parliament, was founded in the year 930. The lake is part of the Þingvellir National Park. The volcanic origin of the islands in the lake is clearly visible. The cracks and faults around it, of which the famous Almannagjá canyon is the largest, is where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet