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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. Add Thingvellir National Park to your Thingvellir travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Thingvellir trip itinerary maker.
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  • Þingvellir (Zingvetlir) is a park national where in the year 930 is established the "Alþing" (alzing) or Parliament, to outdoors, where an Assembly represented to all Iceland and where is wrote laws of which say that is it democracy more ancient of the world. For two weeks a year in June, the Assembly established new laws, solved disputes and even ran some sentences to death there. The site includes in addition to the National Park, the ruins of the old Parliament and even the remains of some 50 cubicles constructed with stone and peat. Other ruins dating back to the X century are buried, and finally we found remains of farms of the 18th and 19th centuries. It is possible to dive between tectonic plates immersed in the Lake being the most accessible points Silfra and Davidsgja and where you can see "the separation of two continents" in a transparent water. In addition at the end of the tour we locate Oxararfoss, a small waterfall with a base full of rocks. In fact, Thingvellir there are Icelandic flag, the summer of the Icelandic Prime Minister House and a church. The rest is nature pure and hard, of that that is terribly beautiful. From the House of the Minister surround the cemetery and continue by the road next to the River until the bridge for return to the parking of payment 500 crowns without limit of time, is pays in machine of the PARKING with card and is leaves in windshield the ticket, a chico them controls, there are baths also of payment with card of credit or with banknotes or coins There are change machine.
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  • We visited Thingvellir National Park while driving the Golden Circle tour. We walked to the tectonic plates and walk around the pond. Wished we had more time to explore the rest of the park since we a...  read more »
  • This place is cool when you like to hike. You have water, nature you could even snorkel here. (Seems a bit cold to me). In all a very nice nature park. 
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