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Öxarárfoss Waterfall in Thingvellir National Park
Öxarárfoss Waterfall in Thingvellir National Park The waterfall Öxaráfoss (The waterfall in the Ax River) in the ravine Almannagjá at Þingvellir is one of the best-known waterfalls in Iceland, at least among Icelanders. Like everything related to Þingvellir and Almnnagjá the waterfall has a sentimental reference and historical value. It is an important place in our most precious and sacred place Þingvellir. It is positioned inside Almannagjá in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The waterfall is rather small, only about 20 meters high, but is an important part of the overall natural wonders in the Þingvellir National Park. Depending on the season, the waterfall may differ in volume as the source, the river Öxará or Ax river, is quite different from one season to the next. As strange as this may sound geologists and historians have discovered that the river Öxará was moved hundreds of years ago, to channel the water into the ravine Almannagjá in the ninth century. The purpose was to provide water for the members and visitors of the Icelandic parliament Althingi in the 9th century.
Öxarárfoss waterfall at Þingvellir
Öxarárfoss waterfall at Þingvellir Öxarárfoss is a waterfall in Þingvellir National Park, Iceland. It flows from the river Öxará over the Almannagjá.
Waterfall and stones
Waterfall and stones Öxarárfoss . Waterfall in Þingvellir National Park, Iceland.
Waterfall and stones
Waterfall and stones Öxarárfoss . Waterfall in Þingvellir National Park, Iceland.
Frozen waterfall
Frozen waterfall Öxarárfoss in the wintertime at Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park – South - Iceland
Waterfall and stones
Waterfall and stones Öxarárfoss . Waterfall in Þingvellir National Park, Iceland.