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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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So many cool, different things in one place

Not many other places on Earth where you can see a "law rock" from the 900s and snorkel in a tectonic divide in the same place. It's also just an idyllic, nice place to be -- the... read more

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not many other places on Earth where you can see a "law rock" from the 900s and snorkel in a tectonic divide in the same place. It's also just an idyllic, nice place to be -- the lake is calm, the church is eerily beautiful and I thoroughly enjoyed meandering around and being curious. It's definitely not the most sensational... More 

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Bismarck, ND
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thingvellir National Park is a must-see stop on any visit to Iceland. This is a special place. It's not only geologically fascinating, but it's also extremely culturally significant. We walked all along the Almannagja, and that really gave us a sense of the uniqueness of this fissure and how the tectonic plates are separating. It's a 20-min or so walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great with our cute and funny guide, Agnes and our van driver Hilmal. We did the ice cave, glacier hike, golden circle and best of all, Northern Light.

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This national park sits along the visible divide where the Europe and America tectonic plates are pulling apart, about 2 centimeters per year. The whole area is spectacular. We hiked up the ridge. This is where the parliament used to meet, and the members would camp in the valley below the ridge. The views across the valley and lake are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On entering the national park our first stop was the visitor centre for a map. The free brochure provided was informative but had no map. Luckily we are research hounds and had downloaded a map to our iPad which showed the various car parks and facilities. The same map is displayed on signs around the park if you need to... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were rushed by our bus tour and would have liked to spend more time here. The fissure is impressive although signage that the one side is the North American tectonic plate could be more obvious. Would have liked to see the waterfall and area of parliament - wasn't afforded the time.

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Leven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Myself and 2 friends visited and walked here as part of a tour it was wonderful. Full of history which our tour guide explained. Great views and a nice walk. There is a café come shop when you reach the top and also toilets

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pingvellir National Park is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and a very interesting site. The plates move apart 3mm every year, not enough to notice, but the rifts are large and interesting to see. A nice long trail heads down from the visitors center where there are restroom facilities. There are waterfalls and beautiful formations to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There was mixture of snow and rain when we visited. That didnt take away our experience of visiting this gorgeous park. Loved the silfra fissure. Must visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a nice spot for a hike and merges geologic sites (european and North American plates meet) as well as the site of the first parliament of iceland. Nice hike and the path is wheelchair friendly for parts of it.

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