Thingvellir is a historic site and national park in Iceland, east of Reykjavík. It’s known for the Alþing, the site of Iceland’s parliament from the 10th to 18th centuries.
Icelandic has preserved more verb and noun inflection, and has to a considerable extent developed new vocabulary based on native roots rather than borrowings from other languages.
Coat of Arms of Iceland
The coat of arms of Iceland displays a silver-edged, red cross on blue shield. This alludes to the design of the flag of Iceland. The supporters are the four protectors of Iceland standing on a pahoehoe lava block.