A Destination Review With Bill Bailey Travel
Iceland is a destination growing in the world of travel and tourism today. Whether to experience the food and the culture or the natural world including volcanoes, mountains and massive wilderness areas, Iceland is truly an adventure just waiting. One location gaining notoriety is a dive site unlike any in the world.
Truly unlike anything else in this world, a UNESCO World Heritage Site name Þingvellir National Park or Thingvellir National Park is famous for it place in geologic wonders and its history. Site of the open air assembly of the leaders of Iceland from 930 to 1798, it is also home to historic sites dating back over 1000 years.
History aside, the geologic wonders of the area represent another of the most amazing reasons to visit this location. Site oif the rift valley of the Mid Atlantic Ridge, those willing to don a dive suit can head down to some of the clearest waters in the world and touch two continents at the same time. No where else is this possible and not only this, but with a certified dive center located here, people can plan with a PADI Dive center to spend a day or longer exploring this and other amazing sites in the park. Diving and snorkeling are both offered here and if you are up for an adventure, this is one like no other.
Located in South Iceland, the park is just 30 minutes from the largest and most popular city in Iceland, Reykjavik. Declared a national park in 1928 for its volcanic and tectonic importance, the park offers much in the way of history of the region as well.
South Iceland is home to many of the areas more stunning and well known attractions for both history, culture and relaxing or adventure. Geysers, highlands, volcanoes and mountains, waterfalls, glaciers as well as culture, natural areas and so much more make this a must see destination. Throughout the year, new and exciting opportunities can be found for tourists and explorers of all kinds.