ICELAND PARLIAMENT

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Situated on the northern shore of lake Þingvallavatn, Þingvellir is the national shrine of Iceland. It is, for one, a key location in Icelandic history as the oldest existing parliament in the world, first assembled there in 930 AD. Þingvellir has for this reason been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Lögberg, or Law Rock, was a rocky outcrop in south west Iceland, at the location for the assembly of the country’s Althing parliament. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%B6gberg The Lögberg was the place on which the Lawspeaker (lögsögumaður) took his seat as the presiding official of the assembly of the Althing. Speeches and announcements were made from the spot.

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