Go just for the experience
On a snowy winter evening, we stand on a ridge and see the brightly-lit church through the mist ... an evocative but calming place. Very different from 1000 years ago as Vikings stood here and declared the laws of the land ... the oldest continuous two weeks in the summer parliament. People heard from their leaders, settled disputes and traded.The best part of the Golden Circle circuit, Thingvellir National Park has hiking trails, waterfalls, summer cottages for the affluent (singer Björk has a home) and the Silfra fissure divers can explore between the American and Euroasian tectonic plates.The sky is changing color. We should leave, we tell each other ... but we are drawn to the scenery like a moth to the flame.