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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
Thingvellir, Iceland
+354 482 2660
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The visitor center is located on top of the North American plate, but you will for the most part walk between the two plates. There is so much facinating landscape to see there. We hiked for a few hours between the plates, and were very...More

Thank WeHikeTheWorld
Reviewed 2 days ago

Thingvellir area is really good to hike. I recommend you to go as early as possible, as some the main highlights get overcrowded fast with all the tourist buses. From most of the parking lots, you can easily access the main points: the visitor's centre,...More

Thank Miguelal1984
Reviewed 2 days ago

Part of the Golden Circle tour, this area has everything, spectacular views and walks, lakes, waterfalls and streams and the immense rift where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet. It was truly awe inspiring to walk through the rift with the rocks towering...More

Thank earthtravelller
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very eye catching. I went here on a tour and took many photos whilst learning about the landscape. I recommend a visit.

Thank perfect_spy
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the historic seat of the Icelandic parliament from that 10th century. It lies in the meeting point of the American and European tectonic plates with a nice canyon. You can have a nice walk along the trails, enjoy the sites in the vista...More

Thank Avi Z
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A truly interesting and beautiful location on our planet! Two continents meet at this spot and we could walk along this path. Awe inspiring! The waster falls are beautiful. The water is crystal clear. A bit windy but that’s expected. Dress appropriately. The weather changes...More

Thank AandG2015
Reviewed 4 days ago

Got to see historical sites here (the first Parliament site in mankind history). You can also see the rift valley caused by the separation of 2 tectonic plates. You can hike along the path to enjoy the scenic view. The only complain is the USD...More

Thank yapyy
Reviewed 4 days ago

Interesting geology, landscape and Icelandic history, all in a couple hours visit. A beautiful setting.

Thank ChuckS4
Reviewed 4 days ago

this was the place where vikings met to establish laws and read proclamations. good easy walking trails and views, worth a visit

Thank 207lucab
Reviewed 4 days ago

Read about this before you go so you will understand the historical significance of the area. We had a guide who explained it all. Trails, waterfalls, church and more. Leave yourself time to read the informational signs and to take pictures. Wear good boots/shoes, preferably...More

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20 August 2018|
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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...
16 August 2018|
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Response from gerti64 | Reviewed this property |
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6 June 2018|
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Response from Ronald D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Cynthia, I agree with Kira, I don't know as there are any on-site guides. From Reykjavik there are several tour companies/groups that will take you there and to such places as the Geyser, various waterfalls, etc. You... More