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Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir, Iceland
+354 482 2660
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Located 31 miles east of Reykjavik, this is Iceland's most historic site and one of its most scenic landscapes.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Thingvellir, Iceland
+354 482 2660
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped in as we were finishing up our last days in Iceland. The ranger at the visitors center was very helpful in directing to a walking tour of the historical area. The park is free to enter and visit. But you do have to...More

1  Thank JSabs11
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our first stop on the Golden circle and we ended up spending over two hours walking around and appreciating the beautiful park. I found it was only touristy and crowded at the entrance. I would venture out/hike around to the left of the...More

1  Thank Kim M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Rift was awesome, even in the cold and rain. Too many busses. Bathrooms are 200kroner per person so be prepared. Nice walk with a waterfall. Some historical explanations (hard to follow). There was some additional information in the tourist center if you spoke Icelandic but...More

Thank RoadTakenEM
Reviewed 3 days ago

This national park is probably on everyone's list when they visit Iceland and with good reason. Firstly the scenery around and in the park is beautiful ( not spectacular as with the Rockues or many of the National Parks in the USA) as in parts...More

1  Thank stonellas
Reviewed 4 days ago

We traveled to Thingvellir twice during our trip to Iceland. It's not too far from Reykjavik, well signposted and easily found with a large car park and cafe/giftshop. Our first visit was during the day to explore the surroundings and check out the tectonic plates,...More

Thank SammyDamage
Reviewed 4 days ago

Definitely the most crowded place we stopped in the entire country, but still worth it. This is where the tribes of a long time ago would meet for two weeks every year to determine laws/punishments/etc. Very historical soul of Iceland. The gorge that developed over...More

1  Thank nanette v
Reviewed 4 days ago

Was here as part of a Golden Circle day trip - it was drizzly and overcast else we would have spent more time hiking along the lovely trails here. The fissures are a sight to behold, and would definitely consider diving in Silfra next time...More

Thank KhimLee
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous location. Beautiful gift shop, well maintained board walks, viewing platform, parking lots, and bridges. Been here twice and would go again In a heart beat. If you are a BIRDER you will absolutely love it here. I was able to identify at least 6...More

1  Thank Hannah L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit even though it rained the entire time. We hiked for about an hour. Would highly recommend going to both sets of falls. The church and cemetery were nice too. Please remember to pay when parking. This funds upkeep and they...More

1  Thank MileHighJacket
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another must visit when in Iceland. You need to pay parking fee and restroom has to be paid as well. There you can pay with card. Thingvellir has interesting history and it is very nice and relaxing walk in the park.

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Will there be a guided tour of park leaving from the church on May 31st?
28 May 2017|
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Response from javaidmansoor | Reviewed this property |
I don't know
How much does it cost for an adult?
30 March 2017|
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Response from Ranger145 | Reviewed this property |
We visited the park Visitor Center and didn't pay for anything including parking. Visitor Center was nice with a snack bar.
Traveling to Iceland in a few weeks with my 86 year old mom. She is ambulatory but can't walk too far at one time. Can we get close to the sites with her restrictions? Thanks. Melissa
26 March 2017|
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Response from FYL003 | Reviewed this property |
We joined a guided tour. Our coach stopped at the parking lot, closed to the viewing platform. There should not be any problem reaching the platform. However, the pickup point was at the other end of the park entrance, and... More