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Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir, Iceland
+354 482 2660
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Located 31 miles east of Reykjavik, this is Iceland's most historic site and one of its most scenic landscapes.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Thingvellir, Iceland
+354 482 2660
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely views from the National Park! Great history behind some of the sites too! I recommend getting a tour.

Thank turayarichards
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hopefully the weather is fine enough to do this walk with gorgeous vistas. Fascinating landscapes. Sheltered. Large fresh water lake nearby. Small gift shop at the top.

Thank Soulefulltraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Included within our golden circle tour we were driven through the Þingvellir National Park, first over the eurasion plate viewing no mans sunken land between the plates then stopping on the North American plate. At the top of the mid Atlantic ridge is a visitor...More

Thank xx-MissT-xx
Reviewed 1 week ago

This park established 930 is the site of the Icelandic parliament from the 13th to 18th centuries as well as the boundary of the North American and Eurasian plates. There is a beautiful expansive view from near the visitor center overlooking the vast valley with...More

Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As the last stop along the Golden Circle Route, my husband and I saved Thingvellir National Park for last this past January. We spent about two hours before the sun was about to descend back on the horizon to walk along all the pathways for...More

Thank SMO2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

I tried to hit this one very early in order to arrive just before sunrise in order to max daylight exploration. As it was winter and sunrise 10:30 ans sets 3:30, we dove out early also to avoid big crowds as it is one the...More

Thank Keon S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's beautiful here; I imagine we would have found much more to photograph if we could have stayed here any longer than 30 minutes (part of an organised tour).

Thank LEH1_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited at the end of December, the views were amazing and the scenery breathtaking. We walked the majority of the route, although it was in places incredibly icy and slippery. If visiting in winter having suitable footware is essential, particualrly when looking at the...More

Thank Amy P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole tourist part of the park is very well organised and signed. the park and its attractions are well explained along the way. Well worth the time taken to wander around the park and see the falls

Thank Donna-Kaye K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yet again the reoccurring theme with the Icelandic scenery is just how stunning it is and Thingvellir national park is no exception. The bridge to view the park is great giving absolutely incredible views for miles, definitely worth a visit. The only downside was that...More

Thank TheWalkwoodOne
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4 December 2017|
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Response from mouseHerts | Reviewed this property |
We went on a coach tour, so only spent about an hour in the park. You could spend all day walking around it as there is a lot to see. There is a visitor centre with toilets and café. It would be best to stop there first and... More
Hello all! when we first arrived in the park. we actually arrived to do the snorkeling. We drove ourselves and walked to the meeting place of the diving which was at the exit of the lot. when we came back to the car we had a yellow paper slip on the window that tells us to pay at the ticket vending machine. If the dive company had told us this, we would have of course made sure to buy a ticket. Also had we actually entered the park where the pay ticket machine was located we would have saw it but we didn’t pass it since the dive site was at the exit of the lot, not at the front where we would have passed it and realized. Does anyone know if the yellow slip is a ticket or just a reminder ? when we moved locations to another lot within the park we bought a ticket, and i’ve read that you only need one ticket for all the lots. Can someone help confirm ! thank you !
28 October 2017|
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Response from 2FatOldMen | Reviewed this property |
As I understand it, car plates/tags are recorded on camera on entry and exit. That suggests to me that if no payment was made at the machine, a ticket will be sent to the car owner (maybe the rental company?) who must pay... More
28 May 2017|
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Response from BarbieMegaTraveller | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I'm sorry the information about free parking given by rayrest reviewed above is incorrect - parking costs 500ISK (Icelandic money) per day and you can park in multiple locations throughout the park on the same day and... More