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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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Amazing hike & waterfall

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days 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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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful landscape but the best sights are away from the main entrance. Take a walk past the site of the first Parliament to visit Oxararfoss. It's about a mile walk to get there, but the rock walls and vistas on the way make it seem much shorter.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thingvellir is gorgeous. I would not spend too much time at the visitors center and instead go down to the river below and the area where the church is, the continental divide bridge, etc. There is a nice gift shop/cafe nearby too, if you are there in the winter and need to warm up. The park is large but there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a beautiful clear sunny day when we were able to visit. Well worth travelling through, either on a tour or even your own car. Stunning views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited as part of a guided tour of the golden circle. Could have easily spent a couple of hours here looking at the view and surroundings. The best advice would be to get to the location just as the sun is rising for some truly great photographs.

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