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Thingvellir National Park

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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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Get out of the car and stretch your legs

There are two places to stop here ; the information centre in the middle of the route through the park and the visitors centre, which is where the walks to the parliament rocks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Manchester, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

There are two places to stop here ; the information centre in the middle of the route through the park and the visitors centre, which is where the walks to the parliament rocks start. The visitors centre has a multimedia exhibition, small gift shop and a new toilet block (200kr charge). The information centre up the road has a selection... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Impressive landscape, unparalled with all I've seen before. The tour started with a ride through the highlands, a Thingvallavatn and Thingvellir-visit and the Geysir visit as the days' highlight. Breathtaking.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

it is just amazing. the continental divide is so perfect. everyone has to see this miracle. the view is so amazing and the law rock was cool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Absolutely gorgeous, the thingvellir national park deserves a spot on everyone's travel list. The nature is unparalleled, and the lookout location is situated on a fissure on the North Atlantic Ridge, marking the divide between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Interesting location if you want to see the splitting seam.....but you won't see any lava!! The national park can be seen from various places and there are many walks...well worth a visit.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It's a great natural park and it's quite cool that you can dive there in the lake. The place really comes alive in the summer when everything becomes green and that's when I also suggest you should see it.

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We came on 11 Apr, which happened to be a day with really horrid weather. We were hardly able to see anything in the national park due to the heavy snow. Worse, we got trapped in the middle of the highway towards Geysir because of the snow storm - we literally couldn't see the markers by the road, it was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The information centre was informative and had a free but confusing map of the area. The video/computers were great for understanding the significance of the place. They used to have parliament here and although one person commented buildings had eroded my understanding is that there were never any buildings but was a come, camp, meet and leave type of place.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Weather wasn't great and we had little ones so decided not to take a walk that day, although you could see the fissures just from the car window. Amazing :) what I couldn't work out was where to go, I know it sounds silly but I couldn't see a recommended path to follow or anything, maybe I should have asked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Stunning views from the visitors centre, such a huge expanse of landscape in front of you. A good walk down into the cleft as well, with lots of information panels.

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