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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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One of the most scenic places in the world

This is one of the most panoramic views I’ve witnessed in traveling over the world. As you climb up to the top of the continental wall, the unspoiled views of natural beauty is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Ann Arbor, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most panoramic views I’ve witnessed in traveling over the world. As you climb up to the top of the continental wall, the unspoiled views of natural beauty is amazing. The first settlement camp site is nothing. Nothing there shows it would have been a former settlement area. I would start at the bottom valley area... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We visited this park while on the touring the Golden Circle. It was amazing to see and walk through the power of Earth's tectonic plates. The scenery was amazing like so much of Iceland, and it is most certainly worth a stop while in the country.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This was the last stop on the golden circle. It was the perfect way to finish out circle. The walk is easy and scenery beautiful.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A national park not too far from Reykjavik, and one of the stops on any tours Golden Circle route. A part of the center of this open aired park is a large stone wall which created an amphitheater, at which the first viking parliament used to meet. There are very nice views in the area including one of a very... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is a huge tourist trap, but if you escape the visitor's center, the park is large enough that you can avoid the masses with the possibility to walk several kilometers. You may also choose to avoid peak hours. Beyond that, it is beautiful and historic enough to warrant a top rating. The scenery is wonderful, the parliament used to... More 

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Cobleskill, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The Iceland letter that is translated as "th" but pronounced "pth" as in "pthingvellir" may be related to the sound one makes when trying to expel gnats from the mouth. This is a beautiful, historic park, but in July it is also home to many bugs. Even if you don't have insect repellent, you need to go here. Go to... More 

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Teresina, PI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The park is amazingly beautiful! I walked around for almost two hours and the view is so open that it makes you feel really integrated with nature. Give preference to the more mountainous trails which will make you see Lake Þingvallavatn. Walking on the lava fields covered with moss is a lot of fun. It feels like you are walking... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a great stop along the way, we parked at the top parking lot and walked down and around . This is not a hard walk but a steep decline and could be changing going back up for some. It is easier if you park at the lower lots and walk from there. there are washroom but a cost... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The earth is being pulled apart here making for landscape I have not seen elsewhere. We visited at about 9 p.m. and had the park almost to ourselves, still plenty of light in the Icelandic summer. Get out of the car and walk along the rivers, you don't have to go far to see some beautiful places.

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was probably the highlight of our "Golden Circle" tour. I wish I had paid more attention when I took a Geology class in college. The rock formations help you understand tectonic plates. A nice stroll, especially when you lean about the history. Parliament met here hundreds of years ago because the rock formations protected people from the winds.

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

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