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Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir, Iceland
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: National Parks, Historic Sites, Geologic Formations
Activities: Hiking
Description: Located 31 miles east of Reykjavik, this is Iceland's most historic site and one of its most scenic landscapes.
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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107 reviews 107 reviews
60 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Absolutely amazing views in every direction. We were standing right between two continents! The history behind the place is very interesting too! Must see!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Thingvellir National Park is a must see when in Iceland! The drive out there from Reykjavik is easy, and the scenery is beautiful. It's a good place to experience history (first parliament) and to experience beautiful natural scenery. Great place to pack a picnic and go for a hike. There is a small welcome center that sells various sourvenirs, small... More

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York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have travelled all around the planet. But nothing will prepare you for what you are going to witness (unless you've seen all of your father's Falkland Island photos from 1983 - which in my opinion is a poor distant relative; the Falklands rather than my father who is rather a close relative of mine!). I took in the park... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Definitely go to Thingvellir when visiting Iceland - huge amount to see. I would recommend to hire your own cars so you can do this at your own pace, rather than being herded on and off a bus with busy tourists. Take a whole day to do this and the rest of the Golden Circle tour.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Amazing geology and awesome to see where the tectonic plates of America and Europe are tearing slowly apart. There are a few small buildings where the first parliament was held in ad930 until 1789 when a great earthquake forced them to shift to Reyjkavic.

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Knoxville, TN
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This place was incredible for the scenic beauty as well as the history behind it. Easy paths to walk around the area. Well marked with the history of the area. Well worth a trip to this park. You will not be disappointed.

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Essex
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Stunning scenery. You can also walk along the rift where the American and Eurasian plates are moving apart at a few centimetres each year. Worth a visit.

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New Hampshire
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Þingvellir National Park is very scenic as well as being a place where the Mid Atlantic Ridge tectonic plates separate. Lots of hiking trails and is one of the stops on the Golden Circle. A must do for anyone in the Reykjavik area.

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113 reviews 113 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

As one of the major sites in Iceland from both a historical and a geological perspective, you have to see it. Unfortunately, it was pouring with rain when we went, so we didn't explore as much as we would have liked. Nevertheless it is a fascinating place, has a good visitor centre, and is well worth spending a couple of... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

As you walk around this area, if you are a history buff and fantasy novel enthusiast like me, you would imagine all kinds of scene, battles, love, deals. After is the site of the ancient Viking Parliament! The beauty is nothing short of spectacular. Now about facilities. When you arrive, there is a wooden ramp that can take you to... More

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