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Thingvellir National Park

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Address: Thingvellir, Iceland
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+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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Frozen wonder

We drove through here as part of a Golden Circle tour. It was generally cold and very icy but lovely to see the vastness of snow with steam rising up from the hot springs.

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Accrington, United Kingdom
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Accrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We drove through here as part of a Golden Circle tour. It was generally cold and very icy but lovely to see the vastness of snow with steam rising up from the hot springs.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved Thingvellir - it has views, crystal clear water, geology, history and beauty. There were hundreds of tourists this time which was a shame as you can't absorb the beauty when it's not relaxing. The steps were perilous with mounded snow and ice and one major path was closed because of a broken board walk. However, it will always... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's an amazing and beautiful place to see while in Iceland. It has a uniqueness of beauty. But be aware visitors. The use of toilet there is ISK 200. I was a bit disaapointed that it cost too much to use their toilet facility while it's free in most places in Iceland. Well ...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

First off avoid going when the tours are running and even if you get caught in one, don't worry; they only stay for about 20 min. This area is lovely to walk and picnic in. Plus cool points for hiking in between tectonic plates!

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

About an hours drive north east of Reykjavik the park encompasses Lake Pingvellir Iceland's largest lake and is a World Heritage Site. The historic significance and the geology of the region make it a unique site that cannot be matched anywhere else in the world. The worlds first parliament, the “Alpingi”was established here in 930AD and assembled every year through... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must see place if you visit Iceland. The surroundings are amazing, the place is of historical, cultural, and geological significance. When you arrive at the location you will be amazed to see the valley formed between the 2 tectonic plates, separating North America from Eurasia. You can walk through the valley and at one point you'll get... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The weather was really bad when we visited, with snow/rain and a really cold wind but once out the car and going it was a nice walk with great views. Loads of viewing platforms along the footpath from the car park and a nice warm visitor centre at the top. There is a car park at the top if you... More 

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Bushey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited her earlier this week as a stop on a Golden Circle tour. It was rather busy with a constant stream of tourists and it was rather a dull and drizzly day when we were there but there was still some awesome scenery to take in, although I had seen photos of people literally standing astride the divide and had... More 

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Site of the old parliament. Utterly stunning scenery and not too taxing to walk around. Rushing streams and waterfalls - totally unspoilt and like being in a Lord of the Rings location! They did some filming here for Game of Thrones. Worth walking a little further to view the stunning waterfall with water so clear it can appear blue. Small... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the last stop on our self drive of the golden circle, we went anti clockwise to avoid the coaches coming out of reykjavik in the morning. The views are stunning and the rift is fascinating. Parking was 500ISK, so about £3.60, not bad for a national park! Well worth the visit if you have about 2 hrs to... More 

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