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Located 31 miles east of Reykjavik, this is Iceland's most historic site and one of its most scenic landscapes.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Thingvellir, Iceland
+354 482 2660
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 8, 2013

Having added a day to a business trip to Iceland to do some sightseeing, I wanted to visit Þingvellir and the beauty is that it is on the 'golden circle' tourist route that you have to pass through on the way to Geysir and Gulfoss....More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed September 14, 2004

In the middle of most W European countries the park would be outstanding. Its unspolit wilderness makes good rambling country and its geological significance, apparent in the knife edge ridges makes it interesting. However set in Iceland its popularity is in large measure due to...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Home to Icelandic democracy for over a millennium. A must-visit in Iceland. Easily accessible and great for children.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the most beautiful features of the Golden Circle. Within two hours, you're able to see tectonic plate boundaries, a wonderful pristine landscape, the majestic Oxararfoss, and the crystal-clear waters of silfra for nothing but a parking fee. The infrastructure built around the park...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stayed at the Ion Adventure Hotel and this park is 20 minutes away - great visit during Golden Circle

Thank Hankandmac
Reviewed 3 days ago

The geographic features here are breath-taking. But don’t be totally seduced. There is some grizzly history at the drowning pools at the bottom of the waterfall. TV buffs may recognise the ‘Wall’ from Game of Thrones. You can pay a visit on your way to...More

Thank TinBoxTraveller
Reviewed 3 days ago

I only had time to walk a short way through the park and found it fascinating, I would have loved to have had more time here. There is an information hut which is really interesting - the history of this park goes so far back...More

Thank 315954Katey1982
Reviewed 4 days ago

A beautiful glacier lake, stunning views and a unique place with 2 continental plates diving the land. We can see the crack and technically walk from one continental plate to another. We haven't tried as it is cold in November but there is a snorkeling...More

Thank SomaK95762
Reviewed 6 days ago

About an hour or so from Reykjavik, this is another magical place in a magical country, the sight that meets your eyes is hard to take in, this is where the world split, right here in front of your eyes, is what happens when the...More

Thank 43ericb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit and a walk to Oxarafoss and the sights down the central fissure. Good history lesson there

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not many parks can boast that they lie on top two continental plates that are slowly moving away from each other. These drifting plates create a beautiful rift valley with a plethora of rivers and waterfalls. I would definitely recommend taking some time to walk...More

Thank mickey92893
Reviewed 1 week ago

i joined Reykjavik Sightseeing - GOLDEN CIRCLE HOP ON / HOP OFF so that i getting enough time to visit the place by myself that is quite good instead rush visit as this park is really beautiful & getting few spot place needs to explore....More

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Julie H
October 24, 2018|
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Response from Ralph S | Reviewed this property |
Hello, It is very easy with a rental car. No need to sign up for any tour. Not many roads in Iceland, and you travel on a main one to get to the Park.
August 20, 2018|
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Response from BLtrvl | Reviewed this property |
I can't vouch for the water temperature, but when we were there in early July the air temperature was only 50 degrees F...imagine it will be a fair amount colder in September. Hope they can provide you appropriate wetsuits...
August 15, 2018|
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