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Thingvellir National Park

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Address: , Thingvellir, Iceland
Phone Number: 3544822660
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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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Crowded But Gorgeous

Gorgeous! Geologically significant and full of people! It's the Golden Circle in summer so of course it is crowded but that doesn't make it look any less stunning! We went to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous! Geologically significant and full of people! It's the Golden Circle in summer so of course it is crowded but that doesn't make it look any less stunning! We went to Silfra and did diving/snorkeling and then explored the area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's intriguing to be in the midst of tectonic plates and better understand the history is Iceland, however the scenery seemed a little underwhelming. Maybe it's because I just finished seeing the West Fjords. If I were to do it again, I'd see this first and then head north.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We made a short stop at the National Park to walk along the trails and look at the waterfall nearby. It was very easy walking, beautiful and quiet. There are multiple places to stop along the Park to park your car and walk, and to grab a snack at a visitor center. We had our son with us (almost 3... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a sprawling park of incredible interest to both geologists and history buffs. Non-hikers may be unhappy because there is a lot of walking to do, although the paths are well-maintained. It is also very touristy so if you came to Iceland for isolation you may want to skip this attraction. But being at a spot where you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Thingvellir offers great scenery as well as historical facts to discover.The accommodation is good as well and if you have some time to spare, I would recommend going snorkeling in Silfra crack. Do remember that Thingvellir is a national park and that going off paths is forbidden. You can however find some hiking routes in the area around Lake Thingvellir.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Wonderful, amazing place. Incredibly vast. Information difficult to get onsite--do your homework and know what to look for before you get there if you're driving. Virtually no notice as you approach sites of interest (like most of Iceland). So much history but relatively little information at sites.Very small visitor center with few displays. Small gift shop (mostly books). Very crowded... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This site is crucial for anyone who visits Iceland. 1) It's the site of very likely the earliest Parliament-like gathering in Europe. 2) It's where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet (and are separating -- most of this is underwater along the mid-Atlantic ridge, and 3) It's the site of the first church in Iceland. Take a bus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The earth is literally being pulled apart beneath your feet. You can see why this was the site of the ancient Icelandic parliament and the visitor centre at the top of the rift has some excellent audio-visual displays that give great insight to the valley.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

It is amazing to walk through the two tectonic plates in a geological point of view. Historically, it is the oldest parliament in the world where the first assembly took place in 930 AD. How awesome! The surrounding is so beautiful and make the trail more enjoyable. It is all in all a well deserved stop. There is a paid... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The Thingvellir National Park is of major national Icelandic importance and of global geological importance. Nowhere is a tectonic rift better visible than here! The river and lake are of outstanding natural beauty which leaves the visitor in complete awe of this unique location. The large international crowds visiting this location are a price one pays for enjoying this location,... More 

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