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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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Beautiful and historic

Most people on the day tours are there for the waterfall and geysir but the national park is something special too - our tour guide informed us of the history of the park and when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
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Nottingham, United Kingdom

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Most people on the day tours are there for the waterfall and geysir but the national park is something special too - our tour guide informed us of the history of the park and when we stepped off the coach it honestly took my breath away. The flat lands surrounded by mountains are stunning and there really was a special... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Well worth the visit. This is a stunning national park. I visited in March and boy was it cold, that said, the snowy landscape made the mountains, waterfalls, and hot springs all that more breath taking. Every person that I met that worked for the parks department (is that what they call it in Iceland?) was insanely friendly. I absolutely... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The national park is really interesting because of the landscape due to the tectonic plates. The views over the lake and surrounding areas were lovely. Make sure to wear good shoes in the winter, the pathways can be slippery. Also, you can drive into the park, which I highly recommend.

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Surrey
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Visited here as part of Golden Circle, much bigger than I thought and quite a steep walk up the path to the top, but well worth it, the view is amazing. It was very icy and snowy so a little slippery but the geology and history of the area is fascinating. I can imagine it looks very different in the... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This is part of the Golden Circle tour and is interesting for anyone who likes geology or history. It was snowy when we visited which made it look stunning. We were the only group there and had the place to ourselves, which is probably rather a rare occurrence!

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Latham, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We visited here because we stayed at Ion hotel and had nothing to do, we explored for a few hours which you don't necessarily need here. Nice Water fall and grounds but nothing life changing. Nice place to stretch your legs if driving in from the airport or just around the Golden Circle.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Here the icelanders gathered once a year to deal with common issues. It was a kind of parliament. You can feel the presence of history.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I'm sorry to say that I wasn't that impressed by this, and I am the first to admit that perhaps the weather had a part to play. It rained and rained and made the whole thing just seem grey and wet. There are several information boards around which give you a feel for what used to occur here, but you... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Awesome view! The hot chocolate from the machine costs only 200 isk - very cheap and needed during winter.

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London
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Had a drive into the national park. Minus 13 What stunning views Tremendous Cold but not unbearable Drive carefully although car had winter studded tyres a must.Enjoy

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