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The Seljalandsfoss Waterfall is one of Iceland's most popular and photographed waterfalls. The water drops from a height of 200 feet (60 meters) from a cliff, originating in the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic glacier. The water falls with tremendous pressure, engulfing the landscape in stray mist and flooding it with a deafening rumble that reverberates in the beautiful silence of its surrounds. This major tourist attraction may not look like much from the front, but walking behind the waterfall reveals a picturesque waterscape that is sure to be etched in one's memory.
The Þingvellir has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its iconic status in Icelandic history. The site that is now a National Park was once occupied by farms, the remnants of which bear witness to the agricultural heritage of the region. The lush landscape is marked by old farmhouses, the 19th-century Thingvellir Church and various other structures. The park is endowed with remarkable natural beauty and is home to Iceland's largest natural lake. It is also the celebrated home of the world's oldest parliament that dates back to the Viking Age. Silken waterfalls such as the Oxara cascade dramatically from their place in the canyons, while the Peningagja is a ruggedly hewn gorge that ends in a swirl of icy cold waters. Visitors to the park can indulge in fishing at the lake, explore its depths or embark on a hike across the picturesque landscape.