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Address: Thingvellir, Iceland
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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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At historical ground with a breathtaking view!

We are on historical ground @thingvellir. Worlds first parliament was founded her around 930. Her you also can se a part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, it is spectacular.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We are on historical ground @thingvellir. Worlds first parliament was founded her around 930. Her you also can se a part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, it is spectacular.

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Hasselt, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Thingvellir brings you amazing geological formations where Eurasian and American tectonic plates come together and form a Chinese Wall like structure which goes on for kilometers. And at the same time you'll see the place where the oldest parliament of Iceland came together from the year 930 on. Start your visit at the information center and move from there to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We didn't see a lot of the parc, because it's so big. We drove through the parc 3 times and could see the magnificent views in it. Also: we had a snorkeling trip in Silfra (in the parc, by the lake) which is also in the parc. Afterwards we went for a walk on the northamerican tectonic plate. Very strange... More 

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Omaha, Ne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

There is so much of beauty in Iceland that it is almost difficult to say which is best, but this is arguably the most incredible place we visited, due to the historical impact it had in the past and present. Much of the parliamentarian history is steeped here and there are very cool places to snorkel or dive. I wouldn't... More 

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Troll Peninsula, Iceland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

One of the most crowded tourist spots in Iceland but you only need to walk 10 min off the beaten track and you are all alone enjoying the splendid nature. Get lost in the lava formations and birch forest

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Absolutely stunning park with historical, geological and political significance. Plenty of hikes and activities. Scuba/snorkelling the Silfra fissure was our highlight. The water is absolutely crystal clear, frigid, and great to drink!

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Renton, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Imagine walking across an area where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling the island of Iceland apart as they move and grind against each other. Add to that the ancient history of the early Icelanders and you have a perfect tourist attraction, and no fees to visit! Lots of scenic views, unusual geologic formations and just plan... More 

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Ulm, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Thingvellir National Park belongs to the Golden Circle (Strokkur, Gullfoss, Thingvellir). Definitely a beautiful area. A must see during a visit to Iceland!

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Thunder Bay, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The park is a great spot to see the tectonic plates at work and learn about Icelandic history. I visited as part of the Golden circle tour and didn't get as much time as I would have liked and would like to return some day. The vista are beautiful so bring your camera.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This area is truly spectacular. To be able to view the actual shifting of the continental plates is just a must. And then the waterfalls and river heading down the middle of the valley just adds so much to the beauty. A must see.

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Address: Thingvellir, Iceland
Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  South Region  >  Thingvellir

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