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Serene Sovereignty

Dramatic yet serene landscape of Þingvellir. Or Thingvellir, that is. Visible faults and heaping ridges of continental plates alongside the Öxará River and Iceland's largest lake created a natural chamber for parliamentary assemblies and other significant ceremonies to take place over many centuries.

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