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Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir, Iceland
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Type: Historic Sites, Geologic Formations, National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner 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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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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84 reviews 84 reviews
16 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

It is easy to reach by car, it is like a movie set. Snorkeling in the park is a definate must. The roads are flat and it is easy driving.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

There are two entrances to the actual park, one to the west of the lake and one to the North. The one in the North has pay toilets and is by the camping ground. I did a self drive and I only spent an hour here as I had Geysir and Gullfoss to do before it got dark. It is... More

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Norfolk, England
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This is an historic place, the site of Iceland's first parliament and, more recently (1944), the site of Iceland's creation as a republic. For such an historic place it is very isolated, set beside a lake and with ponds and streams throughout the area. Close by is the place where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates collide (hence some of... More

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Berkhamsted, England, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This place was beautiful & the Scenery spectacular - a must visit place just outside of Reykjavik. Well marked paths, salmon swimming up river, waterfalls & great views. Beautiful little church. Loved the tranquility of this place - beautiful, stunning..

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London, United Kingdom
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162 reviews 162 reviews
62 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Visited this place in November 2014 to see where the American and Eurasian continents meets. Very scenic with lava fields and lakes that have formed in the joint between the two. Interesting information centre and well worth a visit.

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Australian in rural Victoria
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121 reviews 121 reviews
87 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This is the birth place of the Viking nation, with so much history attached to the site as the meeting place for the people of Iceland. It is fascinating to wander round this huge site. Make sure to allow time to explore the walking trails, especially up to the waterfall along the canyon where the American and European geological plates... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

History and geological nerds - this is the place. So much to see here. And it is also a great place from which to see the Northern Lights at night. Yes, there can be lots of people here during the day, because it is on the Golden Circle. But after hours is become serene, beautiful, and a wonderful place to... More

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Clearly shows plate tectonics dramatically at work, never mind the sense of history. Its also in Game of Thrones (is that history?). A deep scar you can walk down with North America on one side and Europe on the other! Downside - visitor centre charges for loo, which is awkward if its your first day in almost cashless Iceland!

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Bellingham, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Walking between the rock walls of the site where Iceland convened their democracy evoked the same mystical memories as when I walked around Stonehenge in 1972 at sunset, before fences, vandals, crowds. You can sense the significance, marvel in the beauty of the views, and learn about the history from the excellent informative panels mounted throughout the park's main walkway.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Came here on my own, [as part of Golden Circle] - incredibly interesting! So insightful learning the history of the first known parliament and organized democracy. [Though Athens, I believe held the first democratic election for the people, by the people.] Amazing to be standing on the site that initiated the first parliament, the rising up from hundreds of years... More

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