Weather on Thingvellir 14,4°C ASA 2 m/s.

BRUSHCUTTERS USED TO EXPOSE RUINS.

Brushcutters are not a standard equipment to expose archaeology in Iceland. Thingvellir national park staff with the aid and under supervision of an archaeologist from the The Cultural Heritage Agency of Iceland used a brushcutter for an interesting project in the rift Almannagjá today. It was used to cut grass and weed that was covering one of the ancient booths/ruins which can be found at the site.

The intent was to clear it and expose it better for the many visitors at Thingvellir.  After the cutting the outlines of the booth are much clearer making it more visible and better to interpret.  It is not unlikely that more booths will be cut like this one.