Gagarin Designs Heart of Iceland Exhibition at Thingvellir National Park

Gagarin Designs Heart of Iceland Exhibition at Thingvellir National Park

Þingvellir is a natural wonder, situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and also the place where Iceland became a commonwealth when the parliament was established there in 930. Þingvellir has for centuries had a unique place in the heart of every Icelander.

At Þingvellir's visitor center, Hakið, visitors are now invited on a journey through history and nature, designed by Gagarin in collaboration with Gláma Kím. At first, they get to look into a long gone past through immersive and interactive experiences. Thereafter visitors get the opportunity to explore the nature of the area in a fun way. Before heading back out to nature some future scenarios are drawn up so visitors are left with thought-provoking questions.

This multi-user installation allows visitors to explore different places of interest within the National Park. Through tangible haptic knobs, guests can 'scan' for history, natural wonders, and services. If in doubt; Ask the Rangers in eight different languages! In this installation, they have answers to the ten most common questions.

Photography: Magnús Elvar Jónsson