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Address: Thingvellir, Iceland
Phone Number: 3544822660
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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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A cross between the Houses of Parliament and the Garden of Eden

Icelanders are justly proud of this place and they work hard to keep it looking as pristine as it is. Great for walks and hikes plus nature etc.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Earls Barton, England, United Kingdom
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Earls Barton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Icelanders are justly proud of this place and they work hard to keep it looking as pristine as it is. Great for walks and hikes plus nature etc.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a rental car and visited on the way back to our rental house after a day in Reykjavik. The park info center and gift shop closed at 8pm and we arrived about 8:30. There were only a handful of tourists and it felt like we had the place to ourselves. After crowded visits to other sites this was... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is so much to do at any National Park. Just being in Iceland is awesome. This country offers so many great things to do just be careful if you go in the winter dress warm it is very cold. Regardless of the cold do as much and see as much as you can in this beautiful spot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did not have time to do the full park which was too bad, because it is very lovely. I read online before we went that they are now charging for parking at some of the lots, so we drove past the main entrance and went to lot #3 as we wanted to make sure we saw Oxarafoss anyway. This... More 

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Linz, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A walk through the park along the rift between the tectonic plates, followed by a visit to the little Öxarafoss is quite mandatory! For me the old houses and the graveyard were quite boring.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked from the upper access path down through the canyon and along the beautiful and awe inspiring cliff walk till we reached the waterfall. Not a huge amount of water but nevertheless an impressive setting in its unspools raw beauty made even better by our early arrival so that we had the entire site to ourselves! Joined back up with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's Iceland's most significant historical site, as it's where the first Parliament (or Althing) took place, but the highlight is standing in the divide between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. It's worth a visit. Don't miss the beautiful church on site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must stop on the Golden Circle tour. We spent about two hours one day hiking the trails and hitting the visitor and info center and came back the next morning for a quick snorkel through the rift. I would have liked to see more about the government history but the natural attractions are easy to hike to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don’t miss this! It is the location of Iceland’s first Icelandic Parliament in 930 AD. It is about 40 km north east of Reykjavík and lies in a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the boundary between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. It is one of the three key attractions within the Golden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's surely a stunning place to visit, the tetonic split of two continents and stunning views. You'll need to be reasonably fit as there's lots of steps and walking if you want to experience the whole shooting match. Only place I've been where you need a credit card to use the loo!!!!

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