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Located 31 miles east of Reykjavik, this is Iceland's most historic site and one of its most scenic landscapes.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Thingvellir, Iceland
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Reviewed today via mobile

It’s only 45 mins drive from Reykjavik so we spent a few hours here walking around the park. The main paths are well maintained and there are several car parks dotted around for those who are not able to walk far or are too pressed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CatSP79
Reviewed today via mobile

A wonderful place where the Icelandic government used to meet for nearly nine hundred years. Worthy ten drive out of Reykjavík.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PadiP
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went via Reykjavik Excursions. It was part of the Golden Circle tour. My only issue with this is that we don’t spend enough time there. It is because in the Winter there are so few daylight hours. The natural beauty is incomparable. To be...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dragonlp111
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Would not miss this place— gorgeous views, endless hiking opportunities, not too crowded. Could have spent a week here at least!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank emilymccullough96
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was our first stop in the circle. The area is very beautiful. There are several viewing areas. Take your time to read about the areas history. The fact that you’re in between the North American and European tectonic plates is awesome too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RitchieC_13
Reviewed 4 days ago

The geography of this country varies and here is an area unlike others. Really beautiful. Easy walking area. Amazing views

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Spiketon
Reviewed 6 days ago

Want to walk between two continents? This is the place to do it. I never saw a Rift Valley before, and to be honest, I didn't really know there was one in Iceland. Chalk that up to not doing my homework, which I usually do....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RMonihan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a short easy drive from Reykjavik, this is a must see. The scenery is spectacular and there are hiking opportunities. We wish we would have had more time to soak in the environs, but time was short and there is so much to see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thomas51A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a lovely national park. You can spend as long or as little as you need here. There are main routes. With amazing views all the way round. Will more than likely be windy so dress warm

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ginger_jr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing part of the world and only a matter of an hours drive from Reykjavik. We arrived here mid-morning and were blown away by the landscape and surrounding views. This historical site is situated between two tectonic plates in a rift valley, which...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Aliktren
24 November 2018|
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Response from Najra C | Reviewed this property |
The best place to see the tectonic border is Silfra fissure. There is a car park nearby- a 5 minutes walk away and you can either go diving from there or simply walk around and admire the Wall used in Game of thrones. There... More
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Julie H
24 October 2018|
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Response from Ralph S | Reviewed this property |
Hello, It is very easy with a rental car. No need to sign up for any tour. Not many roads in Iceland, and you travel on a main one to get to the Park.
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vehs
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Response from BLtrvl | Reviewed this property |
I can't vouch for the water temperature, but when we were there in early July the air temperature was only 50 degrees F...imagine it will be a fair amount colder in September. Hope they can provide you appropriate wetsuits...
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