This is Þingvellir (pronounced Thingvellir) - the site of an ancient Parliament. The ruling Vikings organized their annual gathering (“thing”) here every summer. The people came to settle their quarrels or impose their will, to talk together and to trade. At 5:00 P.M. on a snowy Winter evening, with limited visibility, we stand alone on the ridge and wonder what this place must have looked like during a crowded “thing”.
Visit in Winter for unspeakably beautiful views like this. You have the added bonus of sightings of the Northern Lights at that time!