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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  • This park is so clean, quiet and serene. The sights here are gorgeous and totally worth a visit. You can either take your time and spend the day or just drive through. For most of the park, you can st...  more »
  • We almost didn't stop here, but were so glad we did! Walking between two continents was incredible and the landscape here does not disappoint! Loved every moment here!  more »
  • We did the Golden circle route in the opposite direction so this was the last stop for us. So we didn’t have the crowds of people. We parked in the P5 parking area and it was an easy walk to get every...  more »
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  • So awesome. All you have to "do" to even get a basic understanding of this majestic place is drive through it. There are stops and activities, but driving through, if that's all you have time for, is perfectly suitable.
  • Crowded tourist attraction. Info centers have very little helpful info for specific places to visit in the park. Geo features are great, but better stuff to visit on F-roads.
  • One of my favorite spots in Iceland. Not only is it scenic, but the amount of history here is fascinating. It's crazy to walk through here, and think back to a time where my ancestors walked the same paths I did while I was here.
  • Was a wonderful place to see the tectonic plates. Not a lot of tourists. Was able to wonder and see wonderful things. Take the time and see this wonderful place. You won’t regret it.
  • This is my second time in Iceland and I'm still amazed by its glorious view. Peaceful national park with small little stream running across the park, is a sight to see. Make sure you arrive here early because of the crowd for a good photo. I would suggest to come here during winter as the view is way more amazing than summer. You need to pay for the parking here which is 500isk. Public toilet here is charged as well so make sure you have coins/cards to pay for it. Below is the comparison of the photos I took during winter and summer
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