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Thingvellir National Park

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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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Immaculate nature, rift valley, ancient parliament site, clean clear water.

At the north end of Thingvallavatn Lake, Iceland's largest natural lake, you find this park. A UNESCO world heritage site, a rift valley and the location to the world oldest... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At the north end of Thingvallavatn Lake, Iceland's largest natural lake, you find this park. A UNESCO world heritage site, a rift valley and the location to the world oldest parliament. The rifts and fissures are all over, covered in moss, ling and low grown birch make this place wonderful. Nice walking paths and fantastic views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

In the short time that we were here we got a lot of things in and still missed out many more. From a picnic by the lake to walking along the divide, waterfalls and more! Definitely have to come back here.

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Julian, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful even covered in snow. We snorkeled in the Silfra rift and the view was amazing. Park is wide open, easy to get to and breathtaking!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting and beautiful place to visit. I could imagine that would be relaxing to sleep in a tent and wake up to feel the peace and fresh air. Lot's of tourists everywhere. Good facilities in a visitor center.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Rainy. Couldn't see much. Would be stunning on a nice day with chance to walk and explore. Not worth going on a cold/rainy day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely beautiful scenery! We lucked out with fantastic weather that day and managed to get some gorgeous photos! The park is vast, so be prepared to do a bit of hiking to reach the waterfall.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After our trip to Seljaland, Skogafoss and Gulfoss water falls, Jokulsarlon, Reynisfjara beach, Geysir and many others, came to visit this place. Could not appreciate much after seeing the other ones. It was a rainy and very cold day and we first went near the Thingvellir Lake, we could see a group of people in snorkelling dress getting ready to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Being at Thingvellir, one is struck by awe, in the literal sense of the word; intensely aware of being in the presence of the primordial forces that continue to shape Iceland and our planet, and at the same time profoundly touched by the solemn, stately, deceptively tranquil beauty of the surroundings. It’s an unforgettable experience. Thingvellir is home to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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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