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Thingvellir National Park

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Address: Thingvellir, Iceland
Activities: Hiking
Description: Located 31 miles east of Reykjavik, this is Iceland's most historic site...
Located 31 miles east of Reykjavik, this is Iceland's most historic site and one of its most scenic landscapes.
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Iceland's Rift Valley

In the Golden Circle, this World Heritage Site is the point where the movement of the Eurasian and North-American plate boundaries continue to diverge at 2 cm. a year. We first... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

In the Golden Circle, this World Heritage Site is the point where the movement of the Eurasian and North-American plate boundaries continue to diverge at 2 cm. a year. We first get a beautiful overview of the valley as we drive in. Most times, rifts are old valleys. Here we walk down the paved path between the two large ridges... More 

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Grimsby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We visited the Park as part of a Golden Circle tour of the island. As is the case on any such tours, your time at any one stop is limited. We would have liked longer to explore this special place that has both historical and geological significance to the Icelandic people. It is historically significant because it is where Iceland's... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

To be honest, Thingvellir is a very beautiful on its own. Absolutely stunning scenic. However, since the rest of golden circle, strokkur, gullfoss, are even more spectacular, i would recommend best spending your time in the latter places if time is a concern

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Tysons Corner, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

My bf and I chose to self-drive the Golden Circle in an SUV since it was winter time. We saved Þingvellir for last and couldn't be happier arriving late in the day around 6:30pm. All the tour buses and crowds were gone and we only had to share this vast historical landscape with a handful of other latecomers mindful of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We came here as part of a Golden Circle tour, and it was the first stop. The views are incredible and to walk between the black stone walls was a really nice experience. A shame our group was too big to have that little extra attention from the guide.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is a UNESCO world heritage site and very fascinating if you are interested in geography and plate tectonics . This area is where two plates meet and are separating by 2cm a year (about 2 kilometres in the past million years) It is also the site if the first Icelandic parliament. The rock formations are very interesting, the walkways... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This place is of course an absolute must see. The place is incredibly rich of things to see. You can amaze yourself of the incredible water colour or see some waterfalls or just contemplate the magnificence of the plate tectonics. There are quite many tourists at some places of the park, but thought most of them come by buses, so... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Lovely to drive round the Pingvellir lake - parts of which were frozen. The Almannagja canyon and parliament site were very interesting. Amazing to be able to walk between two tectonic plates - the Eurasian and North American. Good views into the distance and the Pingvellir church below.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Historically a very important location for Iceland. I came here twice during the northern lights tour and golden circle tour and whilst there is some interesting views I think you really need to be interested in icelandic history to get the most out of this. Due to the nature of the golden circle tour (short time in multiple locations) there... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I visited here during the middle of some heavy snow in February and absolutely loved it. This may be one of the prettiest places in Iceland and the snow made things very picturesque. If you're ok with driving in winter conditions, I would recommend coming here on a snowy day.

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