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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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This was an enjoyable one hour stroll though the historic park. At the top of the path, there is an overlook, and the lava rocks have a separation or chasm. There was a tour guide... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Petaluma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This was an enjoyable one hour stroll though the historic park. At the top of the path, there is an overlook, and the lava rocks have a separation or chasm. There was a tour guide telling his clients to straddle the chasm and have their pictures taken. So, we did likewise. This must be where the two plates meet, but... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

About 1.5 hrs from Reykjavik, Thingvellir (Pingvellir in some guidebooks) offers excellent mountain and lake views, and great walking paths along the rift between the European and American continental plates. We rented a car and combined it with Gullfoss Falls and Geyser, for a great self-guided "Golden Circle" tour, which is also a frequent bus tour itinerary.

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Rye, NY
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

If I had only gone to the visitor center and looked out I would have enjoyed this stop. But we ended up spending several hours in the valley underneath the visitor center (doing a scuba dive at Silfra). The true beauty of this park is best observed from the valley floor looking back at the long rock wall and the... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Went here straight from the airport with my wife. Had a great time, wandering round the fault lines. Best part for me was the oxarfoss waterfall, which is lovely, but there is loads of interesting things to see all within a 20 min walk.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Can't see why anyone would not enjoy this spot - admittedly we went on s wonderful sunny day but the history of the parliament, the decimated community and the tectonic plates make it wonderful. Be aware there is s climb to the top and I claimed it only to find cars and camper vans nicely parked there - there is... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed this location. There was a little bit of walking, but we really loved the the views. We especially loved hiking around near the lake. The water is pristine and the view of the continental plates were quite amazing. I would definitely recommend coming here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Just go there and enjoy every second of your trip. Stunning views every where while you're walking along the path between the rocks!!!

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Arlington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Not sure what we expected but it is one more church and some nondescript buildings that you need to walk to from the parking area. There is a nice water fall that you can climb and see and the area in in the tectonic plate rift valley better experienced from Almannagja that is only a few kilometers away.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

It is a very interesting natural phenomena, worth the visit. We walked down the path through "the parliament", and were amazed by the sights.

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Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We drove here on a lonely, rainy day, with "icy road" warnings in late May. Despite the weather it was a thrill to stand on the exact spot where the Icelandic "Thingvellir" first met, thus inventing the first legislature. There is no building because the sessions were held outdoors. It also sits a few hundred feet from a major continental... More 

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