Thingvellir National Park, Thingvellir

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Containing the site of the former parliament of Iceland, Thingvellir National Park serves as a historical landmark set in a beautiful landscape. Part of the Golden Circle, the park is one of the most visited attractions in the country. The national park was founded in 1930 to protect the former parliament, which dates to 930 CE, as well as the natural land surrounding it. Explore the park's highlights, including the Mid-Atlantic ridge, where the Eurasian and North American plates meet, and the largest natural lake in the country. The park has facilities for hiking, camping, and even scuba diving in Silfra Lake. By using our Thingvellir trip builder website , you can arrange your visit to Thingvellir National Park and other attractions in Thingvellir.
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  • Stunning views, interesting elements of tectonic plate movement and huge historical interest. Will come back here again.  more »
  • Absolutely stunning views both from up top and below. Definitely walk around if you have time. We saw the fissures within the park. We arrived at 10am when the sunrise and found it to be quite busy - ...  more »
  • Thingvellir National Park is a historic and beautiful place to visit. There is a small fee to pay to park, but once you do, the whole park can be explored on foot in about 2 hours. From the Oxara rive...  more »
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  • Thingvellir national park is the spot where the European and American tectonic plates separate. You can see the two plates and walk through the spectacular canyon that they create. Furthermore there are some cute governmental buildings and a small Scandinavian style church. The lake and rivers are beautiful and we could see huge fish swimming. Definitely nice to visit.
  • If you're going to Iceland this is a MUST DO. That's because it has so much historic and geological significance. It is a touristy thing, yet it is a spectacular area to walk around. I went with my two adult daughters and they loved it. For photographers, there is much to see and wonderful vistas. There are LOTS of tourists, so try to go either earlier in the day or later in the day when crowds are less.
  • This park is incredible! Highly recommend spending a couple hours walking around the entire thing. The views are beautiful. Stay warm though, because it's cold! Pack some sweaters and gloves!
  • A thousand years ago, this was the first assembly, to decide laws. They met here for 2 weeks. Rugged hike. Rest rooms. Lots of parking. A little caution is required when it is covered in snow. In addition, this is where the Eurasia tectonic plate hits the the North Atlantic. Seismic ally active. Ground being torn apart by massive forces, slowly. Awesome views. Don't visit when it is snowing.
  • Lovely views at this park. Ideal place to see the tectonic plates. Dress warmly, since the wind tends to cut through you. Sturdy boots are recommended for walking around. There are few buildings around to spoil the view. There are posted signs to inform visitors.

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