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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%
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Thingvellir, Iceland
+354 482 2660
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Reviewed 2 days ago

at the time of our arrival the main parking lot P1 near the visitor center was very crowded and as we discovered later during our walk the other ones (especially P4 and P5) were rather empty so maybe ask the helpful staff about the parking...More

Thank jaeger_37
Reviewed 2 days ago

I loved the wild flowers and alpine plants clothing the excitingly shaped lava formations. The winding paths with clear signage meant one could wander happily. However it was not at all easy to get clear pictures without other people, it was very crowded & some...More

Thank Frances S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Aside from the historical value, where Vikings held their council meetings, the beautiful 140 meter deep lake with crystal clear waters, making for great snorkeling with water temperature of only 2 degrees, are the junction of the American and Eurasian tectonic plates. They are moving...More

1  Thank Jayne J
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beauty: Beautiful countryside, scenic overlook, lava formations, lovely waterfall History: Icelandic parliament first convened here in 930. You can visit the spot. Geology: A rift valley where the Eurasian and North American plates come together. Beautiful volcanic rock that look like brownie batter where lava...More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our second time in Thingvellir and we have enjoyed it as much as we did before. Take your time, have at least 3 hours to walk around and enjoy your surroundings. I find this park very peaceful and magical, even when is crowded....More

Thank BeeLittle
Reviewed 4 days ago

There are quite a lot of nice walks to do. Nothing too sporty, but with a nice view on the mountain far away and on the river going from Oxararfoss. The waterfallis magnificent, right in the middle of a large fissure. There's a small church,...More

Thank CXuor
Reviewed 4 days ago

Unfortunately it was pouring the day we visited this national park. however, the scene is still just as beautiful. It was very cool to walk between the plates and see the great divide between the two continents. We saw a nice waterfall and greenery.

Thank BIGtraveller66
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place looks almost unreal. Once you get over the fact that you have to pay to park and pay to use the washroom, you can enjoy a walk through this tectonic area. Prepare for midges, as in June, they love the fresh blood of...More

Thank 17KAG
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are visiting Iceland for the first time I suggest this a place to visit. It has great historical and cultural significance. You see and walk between the continental rift. The scenery is spectacular. It is an easy stop on the Golden Circle. It...More

1  Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The only place in Iceland during my 2-week trip where i needed to pay to see something (as entry fee to the national park)! The site is on the Unesco World Heritage list and from the historical perspective interesting, but that's all too. Don't expect...More

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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
29 March 2017|
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Response from Ranger145 | Reviewed this property |
We visited the park Visitor Center and didn't pay for anything including parking. Visitor Center was nice with a snack bar.
25 March 2017|
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Response from FYL003 | Reviewed this property |
We joined a guided tour. Our coach stopped at the parking lot, closed to the viewing platform. There should not be any problem reaching the platform. However, the pickup point was at the other end of the park entrance, and... More