In 2002 we explored this historical site where the world’s first Parliament met in 930AD.

We loved walking through it not only because of its cultural significance but also because we could clearly see the rift along the landscape, marking the Mid-Atlantic Ridge - part of the longest mountain range in the world.- mostly underwater but not here in Iceland where the Eurasian and North American plates have continued to spread apart. That is was causes continued earthquakes such as the disastrous one of 2010 which stopped air travel between Europe and the US for an extended time. The average spreading rate for the ridge is about 2.5 cm per year.


What has changed is the crowds of people. Actually all through Iceland we have noticed how much more populated the country is with tourists.

But what is still the same is his beautiful and captivating this magical country is. Here are some road shots: