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Address: Thingvellir, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 482 2660
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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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Trails With Amazing Views

There are several walking trails (some stairs). The views are terrific. We went on a rainy winter day and it was still gorgeous. The waterfall is delightful. This walk is good for... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There are several walking trails (some stairs). The views are terrific. We went on a rainy winter day and it was still gorgeous. The waterfall is delightful. This walk is good for all ages. But everything is outside so dress accordingly.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The view is scenic around Thingvellir National Park, but like some other reviewers have observed, the view is similar to those seen all over Iceland. Iceland is just really beautiful.

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Decatur, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful landscape but the best sights are away from the main entrance. Take a walk past the site of the first Parliament to visit Oxararfoss. It's about a mile walk to get there, but the rock walls and vistas on the way make it seem much shorter.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thingvellir is gorgeous. I would not spend too much time at the visitors center and instead go down to the river below and the area where the church is, the continental divide bridge, etc. There is a nice gift shop/cafe nearby too, if you are there in the winter and need to warm up. The park is large but there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a beautiful clear sunny day when we were able to visit. Well worth travelling through, either on a tour or even your own car. Stunning views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited as part of a guided tour of the golden circle. Could have easily spent a couple of hours here looking at the view and surroundings. The best advice would be to get to the location just as the sun is rising for some truly great photographs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came at night with Grayline tours for a northern Lights hunt and we were successful! We saw the lights. This is a dark area so it's good to catch the lights. It's very crowded with bus loads of tourists though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My favourite thing to do in Iceland. You can walk between the two plates, the American and European, amazing to see where each continent begins/ends. Stunning scenery too. Don't miss the Icelandic Parliament Rock, the oldest parliament in the world marked by the huge fluttering flag. Stunning scenery, utterly beguiling. Make you don't miss this place, it's as enjoyable a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This visit would be best enjoyed with a balance of walking and driving around (for looking for best spots for pictures!) as the area is vast. The area in between the tectonic plates is aptly named "no man's land". You could see all sorts of different fissures and rock formations all around. It is also interesting to note that aside... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Once you have visited the main area by the car park (parking charge) take a drive around the rest of the lake, approx 1 hour, but road maybe ice/snowy in winter. The Hydro power station has a museum, which is well worth half an hour & is a free attraction.

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