The Land Of Fire and Ice by Cooldude239

Thingvellir is a favorite stop among travelers along the Golden Circle route. It has been a National Park in Iceland since 1928 and was named a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2004.
Aside from its historic interest, Thingvellir holds a special appeal for nature lovers. It is the visible site of the mid-Atlantic Ridge where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet, and are being pulled apart at a rate of 2 centimeters (nearly an inch) per year. The geology here is not only interesting to learn about but also spectacular to behold.
At Almannagja, on the west side of the plain, you can see the easternmost edge of the North American tectonic plate, which is normally submerged in the Atlantic Ocean. On the east side at the Heidargja Gorge, you are at the westernmost edge of the Eurasian plate.
There is much to explore in the park including the 20 meter (66 ft) Oxara waterfall, and the Nikulasargja Gorge, better known as Peningagja (Money Gorge) because it is customary to toss coins (and sometimes credit cards!) into the icy-cold water and make a wish.

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Oxararfoss by OleHenrikSkjelstad

My over-active ad/hd brain woke me up two nights ago since it meant it had some great ideas in regards to how this image from Oxararfoss, Iceland could be edited. It was so insistent that further sleeping was out of the question. After some discussion we ended up with a composite.

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Oxarà Flow by Arild_Heitmann

Time to start sharing some of the shots from Iceland a while back. We had a great 10 days on the island with supercool clients. As always we met like strangers and left like friends.

This is Oxararfoss, our first location on the trip.

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