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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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While I do believe one should stop and spend a short amount of time here, keep in mind that you will likely have a rather full day trying to do everything on the Golden Circle... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

While I do believe one should stop and spend a short amount of time here, keep in mind that you will likely have a rather full day trying to do everything on the Golden Circle tour. Spending additional time here cost me a chance to see Gullfoss when the weather turned quite violent (I still made it to Gullfoss but... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Take the time to explore around and see the waterfalls and by the lake. Beautiful - a shame if you just stopped and rushed on...

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Fabulous trip as part of a classic Golden Circle tour. Just enough time to see around and walk through history shielded from the wind by fissures created from tectonic plates crashing together. No man's land - not in North America or Europe. Stunning scenery, highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This is well worth the trip out of Reykjavik, but I would hire a car rather than take the expensive tour buses. Really interesting well maintained site that has free entry, BUT BEWARE OF THE COST TO GO TO THE LOO...200KR (APPROX £1.10). Don't worry if you don't have the change, they do take credit cards....useful if there is a... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We went here as part of the Golden Circle Classic Tour with Grey Line coaches and it did not disappoint. The weather was particularly snowy and stormy, and when we arrived at Thingvellir, it was blanketed with snow, which only made it all the more beautiful. Large parts of the lake were frozen over, and the old church made the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Came here as part of the Golden Circle Tour with Gray Lines. The day we went was particulary windy. Make sure you wrap up warm, if the weather is bad if you choose to walk to the other end it will take around 30 mins, but the views are stunning and worth the walk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I like the geological aspects of the place which is unique in landscape and geographical value in that the Eurasian plain and American plain intersect. The rocky cliffs are magnificent and the paths are easy for most visitors to go along. Though there is a tourist centre with some educational models and a small shop, the amenities are otherwise lacking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We visited the church side of the park and came across the most amazing almost completely frozen waterfall. It was breathtaking! Make sure you're wearing good shoes though as the path has a lot of ice covering it and we did witness many people struggling to get up the hill. We walked off the path and just in the snow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Standing on the edge and walking the rim of the tectonic plates which are inextricably moving apart , Americas on one side and Eurasia on the other, is a geological high. The area is dramatic and beautiful and you can take a really nice walk along the edge. As I keep reiterating, dress really warm. The winds are cold and... More 

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We'll come back to this place on a summer visit. There's a very good visitor center and some amazing geology happening - like tectonic plates are separating and a lake is forming from the valley floor sinking. It's mind boggling. It's totally worth seeing but it was very windy and cold when we were there. A bonus is a cafe... More 

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