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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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Premium Golden Circle Tour in JeepDay Trips

Premium Golden Circle Tour in Jeep

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Privately guided tour in very comfortable Jeep, allows you to find all the hidden gems in Iceland and stop more often. To make your Golden Circle experience, even more special, we enhanced it by adding more exciting stops, like sheep corrals, amazing red pumice hills, and mine. You will also have a chance to meet Icelandic horses.
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Golden Circle and Farm Visit with Free Ice CreamDay Trips

Golden Circle and Farm Visit with Free Ice Cream

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Explore Iceland’s beautiful Golden Circle on an unforgettable small-group expedition. Visit famous Thingvellir National Park, iconic Gullfoss waterfall, and the exciting geothermal activity at Geysir in Haukadalur Valley. Get a real treat at a working dairy farm, where you meet the cows and taste fresh ice cream. Make the most of your limited time in Iceland.
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  • 9 hours
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7-Day Complete Iceland: South Coast, Golden Circle, Akureyri & Snaefellsnes Multi-day Tours

7-Day Complete Iceland: South Coast, Golden Circle, Akureyri & Snaefellsnes

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Many visitors to Iceland only take 1- or 2-day trips from the capital. This 7-day experience from Reykjavik offers the opportunity to get a less rushed and more in-depth experience of the country. Travel around the entire island, from the south coast to the East Fjords, to Akureyri, the capital of the north, and Snaefellsnes Peninsula in the west, without the hassle of driving or arranging accommodation.
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Golden Circle & South Coast Day TourNature and Wildlife

Golden Circle & South Coast Day Tour

The Golden Circle route and the South Coast are home to some of Iceland’s most impressive natural wonders—waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanic landscapes. This tour combines the highlights of both into one day and is ideal for those short on time. Visit the Thingvellir National Park and see the ‘Geysir’ geyser and Gullfoss Waterfall on the Golden Circle. Then, continue along the South Coast, stopping at Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, and the black sand beach of Reynisdrangar.
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Fontana Geothermal Spa and Golden Circle Tour From ReykjavikDay Trips

Fontana Geothermal Spa and Golden Circle Tour From Reykjavik

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Make the most of your limited time in Iceland on this guided tour from Reykjavík that combines the highlights of the Golden Circle with a visit to Fontana Geothermal Spa. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Thingvellir National Park, site of the world's first parliament. See the erupting geysers and hot springs of Geysir and teeming waterfall of Gullfoss. In between sightseeing, head for the geothermal spa to soak up the healing and relaxing waters.
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Golden Circle & Northern Lights Private TourDay Trips

Golden Circle & Northern Lights Private Tour

Spend the day exploring the waterfalls, geysers, and national parks of Iceland’s Golden Circle and at night venture into the wilderness to find the northern lights. Take in the scenery from the comfort of a four-wheel-drive vehicle between stops at Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Hot Springs, Gullfoss, Kerio Crater, and a local farm. Stop for dinner before heading back out to search for the northern lights.
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  • 11 hours
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Small Group Golden Circle Day Tour with Kerid Crater and Farm VisitDay Trips

Small Group Golden Circle Day Tour with Kerid Crater and Farm Visit

There are a large number of Golden Circle tours on offer from Reykjavík but most focus on only the main attractions: Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, and the Geysir geothermal area. This tour stands out by also including visits to Kerið volcanic crater, Faxi waterfall, and a traditional Icelandic farm.
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  • 9 hours
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The Thingvellir National Park Tour ( Þingvellir )Nature and Wildlife

The Thingvellir National Park Tour ( Þingvellir )

Þingvellir national park is a UNESCO cultural site and geowhere. Þingvellir national park is a natural wonder on an international scale, with the geologic history and the biosystem of Lake Þingvallavatn forming a unique entity, a magnificent showcase. The Þingvellir area is part of a fissure zone running through Iceland, being situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. At Þingvellir – literally “Assembly Plains” – the Alþing general assembly was established around 930 and continued to convene there until 1798. Major events in the history of Iceland have taken place at Þingvellir and therefore the place is held in high esteem by all Icelanders. Today Þingvellir is a protected national shrine. CO2 OFFSETTING: 2 Trees planted Carbon Dioxide Footprint: Oak Travel Service is proud to support responsible travel in Iceland. The Kolviður Fund we neutralize the carbon dioxide footprint of all our tours and service without no extra costs for our customers.
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Golden Circle of Iceland - Private Day Tour from ReykjavikDay Trips

Golden Circle of Iceland - Private Day Tour from Reykjavik

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Enhance your experience of Iceland’s renowned Golden Circle on a private full-day tour of iconic natural landmarks. Alongside an expert guide, absorb the spectacular landscapes of Thingvellir National Park and walk over the spot at which the Eurasian and American tectonic plates diverge. Gaze at the erupting geysers at Haukadalur Valley; see the steam rise from the surface of Lugarvatn’s hot springs; and capture photographs of the colossal cascades of the Gullfloss Waterfall. Receive undivided attention from your expert guide on this private tour.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Golden Circle and Waterfalls tour my minibus from ReykjavíkDay Trips

Golden Circle and Waterfalls tour my minibus from Reykjavík

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See the highlights of Iceland’s Golden Circle in a day on this convenient, guided tour. Make a stop at Thingvellir National park, the location where Iceland’s parliament was founded. Explore more of Iceland’s nature at the Gullfoss waterfall and the erupting Geysir. This tour includes a very moderate, family-friendly hike at the waterfalls.
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  • 9 hours
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Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon Day Trip from ReykjavikDay Trips

Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Combine Iceland´s most popular tours in one day! Start the day by visiting Iceland´s three most famous sites in The Golden Circle tour and relax in the wonder that is The Blue lagoon in the evening. The Golden Circle tour allows you to visit Iceland’s most stunning sights, starting with the Geysir geothermal. The tour continues to Gullfoss waterfall and also includes the historical and geological wonder that is Thingvellir National Park. After an amazing day of nature exploring, you head back to Reykjavik and from there onwards to the Blue lagoon to go soak up in the warm and comfortable Blue Lagoon, one of the wonders of the world. Departure to the Blue Lagoon follows the end of the Golden Circle tour from BSI Terminal. Departure to the Blue Lagoon is at 18:00 & admission is set at 19:00. Returns after visiting the Blue Lagoon are flexible according to our schedule and do not need to be pre-booked in either direction.
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  • 12 hours
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Golden Circle Express - Private Tour from Reykjavik Day Trips

Golden Circle Express - Private Tour from Reykjavik

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This Golden Circle Express tour is ideal for those who are on a business trip, layover or for some other reason have limited time but still want to cover some of the highlights of Iceland. Even though it is an express version, we would include the main sights of the famous Golden Circle route such as Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area and the second biggest waterfall in Iceland – Gullfoss.
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Top-Rated Snorkeling Silfra Tour Self-DriveSnorkeling

Top-Rated Snorkeling Silfra Tour Self-Drive

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Silfra is one of the world’s most dramatic snorkeling sites—it’s a glacier meltwater-filled rift formed by the drift of the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. This tour makes snorkeling the rift as easy as possible by including a guide, dry suit and snorkeling equipment, and Silfra entrance fees. After you’ve snorkeled, you’re offered hot chocolate and cookies.
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Golden Circle Trip Including Touch-Screen Multi-Language Audio Guide from ReykjavikDay Trips

Golden Circle Trip Including Touch-Screen Multi-Language Audio Guide from Reykjavik

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Make the most of a limited time in Iceland on this guided tour that takes you directly from your hotel to the must-see attractions around the Golden Circle. See the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Thingvellir National Park, site of the world's first parliament, and walk down the lava canyon where the tectonic plates of America and Eurasia pull apart. Continue to the spouting hot springs of Geysir and on to the mighty Gullfoss waterfall before returning to Reykjavík.
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Silfra Drysuit Snorkeling with pick up | Free Photos Snorkeling

Silfra Drysuit Snorkeling with pick up | Free Photos

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Snorkeling in a fissure caused by two tectonic plates drifting apart is something you can't do everyday! Silfra is the name of a big 'crack' stretching parallel to the North American and a micro-plate called Hreppar that broken off from the Eurasian plate. Silfra has world-renowned clear and drinkable water with over 100 metre visibility daily. This is unlike any tour you can do in Iceland and is something you can't do anywhere else in the world. We are the only company to offer wetsuit and drysuit. This means members of your group can book different options and still be together in the water. We include photos and usually take around 40-100 photos as standard depending on the size of the tour and you will be able to download them after at least a few days. We always have small groups, 6 people per guide. This allows for a better and more personal feel. If you have a group of 7 or more you can be together preparing your equipment but in the water some of you will be separate.
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6 Day Minibus Winter Tour | Around Iceland Small GroupMulti-day Tours

6 Day Minibus Winter Tour | Around Iceland Small Group

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This 6-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 down south to the capital. 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. The nights are a perfect opportunity to search for the breathtaking aurora, in the starry night sky.
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Vacation Photographer in ThingvellirPhotography Tours

Vacation Photographer in Thingvellir

Localgrapher is the largest network of professional photographers and videographers with more than 600 destinations around the globe! Book your private photographer and guide in Thingvellir to capture your picture-perfect moments while visiting amazing sites! SOLO TRAVELERS Fancy an insta-perfect photoshoot from your Thingvellir vacation? Localgrapher has years of experience with fashion and solo travel photography! Make your memories last a lifetime and share them on social media or display them in your home to receive an avalanche of compliments. COUPLES If you are about to propose to your loved one, honeymooning or just exploring what Thingvellir has to offer, put the selfie stick aside and let Localgrapher’s superb photographers take care of the photos for you both. FAMILIES & GROUPS A family trip, wedding, bachelorette party or grand get-together? Forget missing someone from pictures, we’ll capture them all!
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Private Photo Session with a Local Photographer in ThingvellirPhotography Tours

Private Photo Session with a Local Photographer in Thingvellir

Want to capture your amazing honeymoon? Family vacation while the kids are still little? Your perfect couples retreat from everyday busy life? A solo trip without asking strangers to take pictures of you? Stop searching, we got you here! We are the largest network of local vacation photographers in the world! Besides Thingvellir, we operate in over 700 destinations worldwide! We always make sure that every special moment of each client is captured well. We believe in our service and quality of our photos so much that we even offer a 100% money back satisfaction guarantee for your photo shoot. Which means, if you don’t like the result of your photo shoot, you can contact us within 7 days and claim your money back! So what are you waiting for? Become one of our hundreds of happy customers by treating yourself to this special experience! Your family and friends will love the result too!
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Golden Circle Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour from ReykjavikHop on Hop Off

Golden Circle Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour from Reykjavik

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Explore Iceland's Golden Circle at your own pace on a hop-on hop-off bus tour from Reykjavik. The bus stops at important sites with ample time to explore, and if you'd like to stay longer, simply wait for the next bus to arrive. Stops include Thingvellir, Geysir, and Gullfoss. This tour includes flexibility and the ability to make your own itinerary. Audio guides available in 10 languages, and hotel pickup and drop-off provided from select hotels.
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The Golden Circle & South Coast TourDay Trips

The Golden Circle & South Coast Tour

In this tour, you will combine two Iceland´s most popular day tour route, The Golden Circle and South Coast. This tour allows you to visit some of Iceland´s most stunning sights, like the historical and geological wonder Þingvellir National Park. Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss (Golden waterfall). At Thingvellir can you see where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart. Þingvellir was also the setting of the world´s oldest parliament. At Geysir geothermal area is Strokkur the biggest geyser. Strokkur erupts every 5 to 10 minutes throwing a column of water up to 20 to meters in a thrilling display of nature’s forces. Gullfoss (Golden waterfall) created by the river Hvítá is one of the most amazing waterfalls in Iceland. You will visit the majestic Skógafoss at Skógar and the Beautiful Seljalandsfoss a waterfall that you can walk behind and through to the other side. The black sand beach Reynisfjara where Atlantic ocean hammers the coastline with all its power.
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Golden Circle Waterfall Tour, Volcano Lake Crater, Blue LagoonDay Trips

Golden Circle Waterfall Tour, Volcano Lake Crater, Blue Lagoon

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Golden Circle Waterfall Tour Volcano Lake Crater and Blue Lagoon allows you to visit some of Iceland’s most stunning sights ending your day relaxing at the wonder Blue Lagoon in just approximately 10 to 11 hours in a small group tour. We stop at all the main places along the way such as Thingvellir National Park, where you can see the American and Eurasian tectonic plates pulling apart, the Gullfoss Waterfall or Golden Falls, Europe’s second most powerful waterfall, and Geysir geothermal area. There is also an extra stop at Kerið volcanic crater lake before you take your way to Blue Lagoon. Blue Lagoon tickets needs to be purchased separately at Blue Lagoon Iceland website. (you will need to book for the 5:00PM-6:00PM slot) Check availability and book your dream Tour Now. 
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The Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon TourDay Trips

The Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon Tour

At Thingvellir can you see where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart. Þingvellir was also the setting of the world´s oldest parliament. At Geysir geothermal area is Strokkur the biggest geyser. Strokkur erupts every 5 to 10 minutes throwing a column of water up to 30 to meters in a thrilling display of nature’s forces. Gullfoss created by the river Hvítá is one of the most amazing waterfalls in Iceland. On the tour, we also stop at the picturesque Faxi waterfall. But there is more. After enjoying the Golden Circle can you relax in a unique and most popular attraction in Iceland the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa located in a beautiful lava field. (!!! PLEASE NOTE THAT ENTRY TO THE BLUE LAGOON IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE AND MUST BE PRE-BOOKED!!! ) CO2 OFFSETTING: 4 Trees planted Carbon Dioxide Footprint: Oak Travel Service is proud to support responsible travel in Iceland. We neutralize the carbon dioxide footprint of all our tours and service.
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  • 9 hours
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Private Jeep Tour - Midnight Sun, Golden Circle and Secret LagoonDay Trips

Private Jeep Tour - Midnight Sun, Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon

We will start our tour with a stop at Thingvellir National Park, where the world’s first parliament was assembled in 930 AD. Here you will also see the canyon created by the Eurasian and the North American tectonic plates spreading apart. The tour will continue to Haukadalur Valley, where the famous geyser Stokkur can be found. Be ready to feel the power of nature as you see Stokkur erupting just before your eyes every 10 minutes. The golden waterfall Gullfoss will be our next stop. There we will have a walk alongside the cascade and feel its drops on your face as the wind blows. You will be amazed by the beauty of this spectacular Icelandic waterfall. Before heading back to Reykjavik, you will have the chance to experience Iceland the way locals do, by bathing in one of Iceland’s oldest geothermal pools, the Secret Lagoon and relax while you enjoy the beautiful colors of the Icelandic Midnight Sun.
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Golden Circle - Mini busDay Trips

Golden Circle - Mini bus

Discover the most rugged, stunning locations in Iceland's iconic Golden Circle from the comfort of a climate-controlled minibus during this small-group, full-day tour. Highlights covered include Gullfoss and Faxi waterfalls, 5,000-year-old Kerid Crater, and the boundary between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates at Þingvellir.
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