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Thingvellir National Park Tours

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Overview
Thingvellir National Park is a remarkable volcanic landscape of gorges, waterfalls, lakes, and more, and is a favorite stop on Iceland’s Golden Circle Tour. The park offers endless recreation opportunities, from hiking and camping to snorkeling, diving, and fishing.

The Basics

Thingvellir is where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet, and as the plates continue to pull apart, they create new geological wonders. Highlights in the park include the hike to the Oxararfoss Waterfall, the views in Almannagja Gorge, fishing in Thingvallavatn Lake, and snorkeling at Silfra.

Thingvellir is also the birthplace of Iceland’s parliament, and you can visit the remains of the former parliament sites. Visit as part of a Golden Circle Tour or as part of a multi-day tour of Iceland’s natural attractions. To have more flexibility, visit on a hop-on hop-off tour.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Plan to spend a whole day at Thingvellir as there’s much to see and do.
  • You can visit the park for free, but drivers must pay to park vehicles.
  • Thingvellir has a small cafeteria.
  • If you want to fish in the park, you’ll need to get a permit at the service center.
  • If you want to stay longer than one day, book a spot at the on-site campground, which has bathrooms, showers, washing machines, and outdoor grills.
How to Get There
Thingvellir National Park is located about 28 miles (45 kilometers) northeast of Reykjavík, just off Route 36. The roads and trailheads inside the park are clearly marked, and there are plenty of scenic stops where you can park and enjoy the views. There is no public transportation to the park, so the easiest way to get to Thingvellir is by renting a car or booking a Golden Circle tour that includes transportation.

When to Get There
Thingvellir is one of the most visited parks in Iceland, and it gets crowded during the summer. In  July and August, visit first thing in the morning or later in the evening to avoid the masses. Fishing season runs from early May through mid-September, and northern lights viewing is best in late fall and winter.

Iceland’s Golden Circle Tour

The Golden Circle Tour is a popular sightseeing loop from Reykjavik through Iceland’s southern uplands. This 190-mile (300-kilometer) route includes many of Iceland’s most scenic sights, such as Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, and the Haukadalur geysers. You can see the Golden Circle in a day with a hop-on hop-off bus tour, or drive yourself and go at your own pace.
Address: 801 Selfoss, Iceland
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SuperSaver: Small-Group Lava Caving Experience and Golden Circle Tour from ReykjavikDay Trips

SuperSaver: Small-Group Lava Caving Experience and Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik

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Discover natural attractions in the Land of Ice and Fire above and below the ground on this 8-hour lava-caving and Golden Circle tour from Reykjavik. Travel to an ancient lava field located deep in the Blue Mountains with your guide. Put on your helmet and head underground, where beautiful rock formations and volcanic craters await. Afterward, take the Golden Circle route to famous sites including Gulfoss Waterfall, Geysir and the UNESCO–listed Thingvellir National Park. During your tour, gain insight into Iceland’s unique geothermal qualities then return to Reykjavik.
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  • 10 hours
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Golden Circle: Platinum | Secret Lagoon & Friðheimar Tomato Greenhouse LunchDay Trips

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Golden Circle: Platinum | Secret Lagoon & Friðheimar Tomato Greenhouse Lunch

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Most visitors to Iceland journey around the Golden Circle—the popular sightseeing route that includes Thingvellir National Park, Geysir, and Gullfoss. This guided tour from Reykjavík elevates the experience by adding visits to the Secret Lagoon (a less crowded alternative to the Blue Lagoon, which you visit early, when it is quietest) and lunch at Fridheimar Tomato Greenhouse. Traveling in a group of no more than 12 people ensures a more laid-back experience than some of the bigger tours.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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From Reykjavik Port: Golden Circle Small Group Shore ExcursionBus Tours

From Reykjavik Port: Golden Circle Small Group Shore Excursion

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Visit three of Iceland's most popular attractions, collectively known as the "Golden Circle," with this small-group, guided tour from Reykjavik. You'll get to visit the beautiful Gullfoss Waterfall, watch the active geyser at the Geysir Geothermal Area, and take in the natural beauty of Þingvellir National Park, all in just one day.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Golden Circle & Snorkeling in Silfra From Reykjavík with Free PhotosSnorkeling

Golden Circle & Snorkeling in Silfra From Reykjavík with Free Photos

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If you’ve got limited time in Iceland, and want to see the best of the Golden Circle and go snorkeling too, this tour is a great choice. You’ll save time organizing how to get between sites and leave te logistics to your guides as you visit many Iceland highlights in a day including Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir. With snorkeling at one of the world's top spots in Silfra.
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  • 10 hours
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Golden Circle Day Tour in Mini Bus from ReykjavikDay Trips

Golden Circle Day Tour in Mini Bus from Reykjavik

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Iceland’s geothermal natural attractions rank among the most impressive in the world, but the distances between them make exploring a challenge. On this full-day sightseeing tour, enjoy round-trip travel from your Reykjavik hotel and hit the sites with ease by minibus. With your guide at the wheel and entry fees included, explore the Geysir hot springs, Gullfoss waterfall, and the Thingvellir Valley, with plenty of time at each stop along the way.
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  • 8 hours
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Silfra Fissure Freshwater Scuba Diving Tour From ReykjavikScuba Diving

Silfra Fissure Freshwater Scuba Diving Tour From Reykjavik

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Ideal for experienced divers, this diving trip in Thingveiller National Park allows you to discover the incredible Silfra fissure — the continental plates that separate North America and Eurasia. During two dives, marvel at ancient lava formations and swim into the void between two tectonic plates. This small-group tour is limited to four people, and includes all diving gear and round-trip transport from Reykjavik. An accredited diving qualification is required.
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  • 6 hours
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Golden Circle and the Secret Lagoon Private Tour from ReykjavikDay Trips

Golden Circle and the Secret Lagoon Private Tour from Reykjavik

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If you take just one day trip from Reykjavik, make it a tour of the Golden Circle – Iceland’s most popular sightseeing route. This private full-day tour checks off all the highlights, including the Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall, the Thingvellir National Park and the volcanic crater of Kerið, but also includes a swim in the hot springs of the Secret Lagoon.
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  • 10 hours
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Small-Group Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon Tour Including AdmissionDay Trips

Small-Group Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon Tour Including Admission

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Explore two of Iceland’s most popular attractions during this full-day tour to the Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon. Visit Thingvellir, where the North American and European tectonic plates meet, the 20-meter high geyser at Strokkur, the mighty Gullfoss waterfall, and the crater lake at Kerid. Finish your day with a relaxing dip in the warm waters of the famous Blue Lagoon before heading back to Reykjavik.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Golden Circle Afternoon Small Group Tour from ReykjavikHalf-day Tours

Golden Circle Afternoon Small Group Tour from Reykjavik

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Leave the crowded tour busses behind, and discover Iceland’s most iconic natural attractions on a small group tour of the famous Golden Circle. Visit Thingvellir National Park, the golden Gullfoss waterfall; and the stunning geothermal activity at Geysir. This afternoon excursion leaves you free to relax in the morning and take in Reykjavik’s nightlife in the evening.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Natural Hot Springs from ReykjavikPorts of Call Tours

Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Natural Hot Springs from Reykjavik

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Combine the best of the most popular tour in Iceland with a relaxing soak in a geothermal pool on the Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Tour. This tour checks off the top three must-sees in Iceland: Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir geothermal area. And not only that, you round-off your day in typical Icelandic fashion with a dip in a geothermal pool.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Silfra Wetsuit Snorkeling - Meet on location | Free PhotosSnorkeling

Silfra Wetsuit Snorkeling - Meet on location | Free Photos

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 While most people don't associate Iceland with snorkeling, the cool Nordic country actually offers plenty of underwater marvels -- you'll just need a wetsuit. With this experience, a professional guide will take you to Silfra, a fissure between North America and Europe in Thingvellir National Park that marks where the two continental plates are slowly drifting apart. You and your group will get a chance to spend around 40 minutes in the water before heading back to shore.
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  • 3 hours
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8 Day Minibus Winter Tour | Around Iceland Small GroupMulti-day Tours

8 Day Minibus Winter Tour | Around Iceland Small Group

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This 8-day tour takes you to the must see Golden Circle route with all its amazing sites. You will see the unbeatable Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and of course the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir National Park. Next you will be heading to the much talked about South Coast, where you will explore the unique black sand beach, Reynisfjara and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. After exploring the Eastfjords, Lake Mývatn awaits with its unique surroundings, you will explore Dimmuborgir lava pillars and then carry on the journey to the capital of the North, Akureyri. From there you will head to West Iceland and Snæfellsnes Peninsula and find some hidden gems and locations to experience, such as Kirkjufell mountain, lava pillars, a white beach and waterfalls. While you enjoy this versatile tour you will be able to book extra tours and activities along the way to make your experience even more special, such as horse riding, hiking, and exploring ice caves.
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Golden Circle: First-Class farm tour with food & Secret LagoonDay Trips

Golden Circle: First-Class farm tour with food & Secret Lagoon

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Immerse yourself in the spectacular natural beauty of Iceland on this comprehensive day tour. As an added bonus, as well as outdoor sights, you’ll also get to try local food and drinks on a farm, such as Icelandic ice cream, and cheese. Save research time and enjoy a guide’s shortlist of top attractions, including Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, the Secret Lagoon, Geysir Hot Springs, and Kerid Crater.
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  • 10 hours
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Golden Circle and Northern LightsDay Trips

Golden Circle and Northern Lights

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The Golden Circle route is home to some of Iceland’s most impressive natural wonders—waterfalls, geysers, and volcanic landscapes. This tour takes in all the highlights and includes an evening Northern Lights safari. Explore the Thingvellir National Park, see the ‘Geysir’ geyser, and marvel at Gullfoss Waterfall on the Golden Circle. Then, head out to remote viewpoints to hunt down the elusive Aurora Borealis and, if you’re lucky, enjoy a magnificent view of nature’s lightshow.
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  • 15 to 18 hours
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Private Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Tour from ReykjavikDay Trips

Private Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Tour from Reykjavik

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Explore the Golden Circle at your own pace for a day with a private guide and driver on. With this customizable package, visit Thingvellir National Park, Gulfoss Waterfall, Geysir geothermal area, swim in the Secret Lagoon, stop by the Kerid Crater, and more. Round out your day by chasing the Northern Lights.
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  • 6 to 10 hours
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Golden circle, Snowmobiling & Ice cave with live commentary and audio guideDay Trips

Golden circle, Snowmobiling & Ice cave with live commentary and audio guide

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Iceland is known for its big glaciers, high waterfalls and erupting geyser, on this tour you will witness it all in one day. You will visit Thingvellir national park, Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss Waterfall, go snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier and explore a man-made glacier ice cave.
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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8-Day Iceland Ring Road Tour: Reykjavik, Akureyri, Golden Circle & South Coast Nature and Wildlife

8-Day Iceland Ring Road Tour: Reykjavik, Akureyri, Golden Circle & South Coast

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For an in-depth experience of Iceland, one that is richer than taking quick day trips, this guided tour from Reykjavík spends eight days journeying around the Ring Road. See the country's best attractions, including waterfalls, glaciers, geysers, and whale watching while soaking up its culture and heritage. Forget the hassle of driving and arranging hotels: This tour handles all logistics, including seven nights' accommodation with breakfast.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon Tour Including AdmissionDay Trips

Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon Tour Including Admission

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What is better than combining the two most popular tours when travelling in Iceland to maximize your day? Enjoy the rich history and natural wonders of the Golden Circle with our expert guides on a bus tour, and end the day with a relaxing soak in the light blue waters of the Blue Lagoon.
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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Northern Lights Private Tour in Super Jeep – Local Expert Guide – With PhotosDay Trips

Northern Lights Private Tour in Super Jeep – Local Expert Guide – With Photos

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A private tour allows you to get off the beaten path and away from the crowds. Enjoy the Northern Lights in serenity on your own terms, with a Professional Northern Lights Guide taking you to the right spot! We pick you up from your door and whisk you away from the city lights to where we predict the best sightings, according to extensive monitoring of forecasts and real-time Space and Earth weather data. Our vehicles are comfortable, modified super jeeps making sure we can go where needed to find the Northern Lights. To keep you warm and cosy in the cold Icelandic night we serve home made real hot chocolate with Kleina (local delicacy) for dunking. We bring quality camera equipment and take photos of you under the Northern Lights. We share knowledge, stories and myths about the Northern Lights and give you an insight into Iceland living. The listed locations are a suggestions of where we might go but the final location depends on where the best sighting conditions are.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The Golden Circle & Northern Lights Combo tourDay Trips

The Golden Circle & Northern Lights Combo tour

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The Northern Lights and the natural features linked by the Golden Circle route draw visitors to Iceland from across the world, keen to admire the best of Iceland’s rugged beauty. On this tour, discover top attractions including Gullfoss waterfall and the UNESCO–listed Thingvellir National Park, with round-trip travel from central Reykjavik included. When night falls, spin into the countryside and spot the spectacular Northern Lights swirling in the evening skies.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Magnificent Icelandic Winter. Northern Lights & Golden Circle Combo!Day Trips

Magnificent Icelandic Winter. Northern Lights & Golden Circle Combo!

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Cover Iceland’s most iconic attractions in a single day during this full-day, action-packed combo tour. Explore the stunning Golden Circle route by comfortable, WIFI-equipped minibus. Stop at a mix of natural highlights, including Gullfoss waterfall, Strokkur hot springs, and Thingvellir National Park, where the Eurasian and American tectonic plates meet. Then, set out in search of the elusive Aurora Borealis during a special after-hours supplement.
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  • 9 hours
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Golden Circle Private TourNature and Wildlife

Golden Circle Private Tour

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Private custom tour with an experienced guide along the most popular destinations in Iceland the Golden Circle
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Lava Tunnel Caving & Snorkeling in Silfra | Free PhotosDay Trips

Lava Tunnel Caving & Snorkeling in Silfra | Free Photos

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Go caving in a lava tube and snorkeling in a fissure between two tectonic plates on this adventure through Iceland’s lava fields. Perfect for nature enthusiasts who want to maximize their time in Iceland, this tour combines two outdoor adventures in one excursion. Plus, pickup and drop-off from Reykjavik hotels and the Reykjavik Domestic Airport mean you don’t have to worry about renting a car.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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7 Day Guided Ring Road Tour - Explore the Circle of IcelandMulti-day Tours

7 Day Guided Ring Road Tour - Explore the Circle of Iceland

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Explore the highlights of the Circle of Iceland on this comprehensive Ring Road Tour. You’ll save hours shortlisting top things to do in Iceland, by having an action-packed itinerary organized for you instead. Enjoy the convenience of having accommodation, breakfast, transfers, and multiple activities included. You’ll see a lot in a week, and highlights include Skogafoss Waterfall, Lake Myvatn, a Whale Watching Tour, Godafoss Waterfall, and the Green Lagoon.
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  • 7 days
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