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Thingvellir National Park Tours & Tickets

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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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Golden Circle & South Coast Day Tour

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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  • 12 hours
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$303.50
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Golden Circle & Northern Lights by Boat - German Option

Golden Circle & Northern Lights by Boat - German Option

Experience the thrilling forces of nature on a daytime Golden Circle tour and evening Northern Lights cruise from Reykjavik. Follow Iceland’s famous sightseeing route to discover its three natural wonders: Geysir geothermal field, the tectonic rift at Thingvellir National Park; and the spectacular Gulfoss Waterfall. Then, enjoy a 2-3 hour Northern Lights cruise to look for nature’s magic show in the night skies. The exact length of the tour depends on the sightings. Watch for the lights from deck as you learn about the phenomenon and sip on warming hot drinks. Please note: the Golden Circle tour is available with German guidance on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday. The Northern Lights by Boat tour is always guided in English.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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Private Golden Circle Special day tour

Private Golden Circle Special day tour

Golden Circle is Iceland's most popular day tour route giving you the opportunity to enjoy the nature and rich culture that Iceland has to offer. With the Golden Circle special tour you will also see the magnifice nature of the south coast including Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls. Step into the ancient viking parliament Althing before visiting erupting geysers and magnificent waterfalls. We recommend a lunch stop at Efstidalur farm restaurant, where all the produce is made on the farm, or Fridheimar greenhouse, with home made tomato soup. Your private guide will make sure you have a memorable experience.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Golden Circle Private Tour

Golden Circle Private Tour

The Golden Circle Tour is the most popular tour in Iceland for a good reason. you get to see the three main sites in Iceland, all different from each other and unique. With us you will have a fully equipped vehicle specifically modified for Icelandic nature and a private driver-guide with decades of experience in the field.
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  • 1 to 10 hours
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$1,250.00
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Golden Circle Full-Day Private tour

Golden Circle Full-Day Private tour

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Join this all-time best-selling excursion on a private tour with an expert guide. You will visit Iceland's most iconic and historical attractions in just one day on this Golden Circle private small-group tour from Reykjavik. It's a favorite for a good reason, the Golden Circle combines history, culture and extraordinary nature for an unforgettable experience.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Private Golden Circle Gourmet Food Tasting Tour

Private Golden Circle Gourmet Food Tasting Tour

Paris, Rome, New York. Everyone knows these are centers of amazing eating. But Reykjavik? You better believe it. And you will after this exciting and fulfilling full-day tour through some of the area’s best food ways and byways. With an expert guide, leave the Icelandic capital to visit a farm where you’ll munch on locally produced treats while watching the farm in action. Visit a greenhouse that grows tomatoes using power from geothermal activity and a classic turf farm where you’ll get to eat dried fish, smoked lamb, and pancakes with rhubarb jelly.
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  • 9 hours
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4-Day Enchanting Iceland: Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

4-Day Enchanting Iceland: Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

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Fill your trip to Iceland with memorable moments and incredible photo opportunities on this action-packed tour. Take in all the natural wonders of the Golden Circle and South Coast tour routes, enjoy a thrilling glacier hike along the Vatnajokull glacier, and set sail on a whale watching cruise from Reykjavik. End your adventure with a relaxing soak at the famous Blue Lagoon.
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  • 4 days
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Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon Luxury Private Tour in a new luxury Mercedes Benz

Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon Luxury Private Tour in a new luxury Mercedes Benz

Experience more of Iceland on this fantastic, luxury guided tour and you too can grab the VIP experience, sightseeing and bathing your holiday time away in total bliss. Join us for a fantastic private day tour on the Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Luxury Private day Tour. Special offer for tours taking place in February and March For those who buy our Golden Circle tour taking place in February and March, we offer a free airport transfer for your departure. You need to inform us when your departure from Iceland is and your flight number.
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  • 8 hours 45 minutes
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Private Golden Circle tour

Private Golden Circle tour

Iceland’s signature tourist route, the Golden Circle takes in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Thingvellir National Park, the iconic Gullfoss waterfall, and the Great Geysir, which gave its name to geysers around the world. Skip the self-drive stresses and enjoy the comfort of your own driver/guide on this private door-to-door tour, by luxury Mercedes-Benz minivan, Mercedes E-Class, or Skoda Superb. Opt to visit the volcanic Kerid Crater lake.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Wellness, Ice Cave & Northern Lights

Wellness, Ice Cave & Northern Lights

This is a real adventure of a tour including highlights such as the famous Geysir hot spring area, beautiful waterfalls and much more. The tour is designed to maximise your chances of witnessing the amazing Northern Lights, travelling with experienced guides and staying at Hotel Selfoss on the South Coast with great views in all directions. You will be in the vicinity of volcanoes and glaciers, driving along black volcanic sands and glacial rivers. On the included super jeep tour you strap on your crampons and step onto the mighty ice cave of Myrdalsjokull glacier. Visit a rift valley, an erupting geyser and the breathtaking waterfalls of Gullfoss, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss. You also get to immerse yourself in the wonderful warmth and luxury of steaming geothermal water. The lovely Riverside spa at Hotel Selfoss is inspired by Icelandic nature and The Blue Lagoon is a world famous wellness and spa attraction.
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  • 5 days
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3-Day Small-Group Golden Circle from Reykjavik

3-Day Small-Group Golden Circle from Reykjavik

Iceland’s spectacular natural landmarks are dazzling yet dispersed. Sit back and be amazed on a 3-day Golden Circle and south coast tour from Reykjavik, limited to eight people to ensure personalized attention. Discover the volcanic-carved landscapes of Langjökull, visit Gullfoss Waterfall, the Geysir Geyser, and Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and marvel at Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Two nights accommodation, guided tours, and pickup and drop-off at your Reykjavik hotel are included.
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  • 3 days
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Private Golden Circle Classic day tour

Private Golden Circle Classic day tour

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The Golden Circle is a popular tour route in Iceland, but instead of going on a crowded group bus trip, this private tour offers a more luxurious alternative. Travel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle with on-board Wi-Fi and stop off at lots of scenic attractions along the way. Highlights include Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, Kerid crater, and the Geysir geothermal area.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Golden Circle and Laugarvatn Fontana Private Tour from Reykjavik

Golden Circle and Laugarvatn Fontana Private Tour from Reykjavik

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Experience Iceland’s Golden Circle sights and bathe in thermal lakeside pools on this private, 10-hour tour from Reykjavik.  Travel through Thingvellir National Park to see its tectonic rift and Viking parliament site, and admire the Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir geothermal field, and more. In between, soak in the hot springs pools and steam baths of the Fontana Spa, overlooking Laugarvatn Lake. Spa entrance fees, and private transport with onboard WiFi and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 10 hours
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Secret Golden Circle for small groups from Reykjavík

Secret Golden Circle for small groups from Reykjavík

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Enjoy the Southern landscape as we head towards Urriðafoss waterfall, one of the largest waterfalls by volume in Iceland. Pamper yourself with a matinal visit to thermal pool " Gamla Laugin " (recently renamed as Secret Lagoon), perfect moment to avoid crowds and let you walk in with the locals. Formed in 1891, it boasts with the oldest swimming pool in the country; it is maintained at a constant temperature of 38/40 °C, thanks to the hot waters from surrounding geothermal activity. After a long while of soaking, get ready to enjoy Iceland's nature and culture visiting the Golden Circle route, the most popular one and not by any coincidence. The thundering Gullfoss waterfall, the geyser Strokkur that erupts every five minutes and Thingvellir National Park with its tectonic plates and Öxarárfoss waterfall are the other highlights of the day.
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  • 9 hours
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6 Day Minibus Winter Tour | Around Iceland Small Group

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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  • 6 days
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Lava Tunnel Caving & Snorkeling in Silfra | Free Photos

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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Private Golden Circle - Blue Lagoon day tour

Private Golden Circle - Blue Lagoon day tour

Two of Iceland’s most popular day tour routes for experiencing incredible natural beauty are the Golden Circle, and the Blue Lagoon. Avoid being stuck in a large tour group, and enjoy a more intimate and relaxed day trip by going on a private tour. Save time and see many top landmarks in a day, including Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, Kerid crater, and the Blue Lagoon.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Golden Circle, Secret Lagoon and Northern Lights Day Trip from Reykjavik

Golden Circle, Secret Lagoon and Northern Lights Day Trip from Reykjavik

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If you are short on time in Iceland, you can make the most out of a single day on this combination tour from Reykjavík. You'll travel the famed Golden Circle route, visiting Thingvellir, Geysir, and Gulfoss, then enjoy some relaxation in the Secret Lagoon, before embarking on a northern lights hunt in the evening.
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  • 12 hours
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Classic Golden circle tour from Reykjavík in minibus

Classic Golden circle tour from Reykjavík in minibus

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The Golden circle tour includes three of the most visited tourist sites in Iceland. We only use minibus with air-condition and free Wi-Fi on board. Traveling in minibus makes your experience more enjoyably. You will get more personal guides and more time to enjoy each site. You will be guided by experienced or certificated tourist guide. On our Classic Golden circle tour, we make two or three extra stops at valid sites, depended on the weather conditions and passenger´s interests which places we choose. We try to schedule the tour that way we are not at the heaviest rush hours on each of the sites. That way it makes the tour even more enjoyable for our customers. We pick up from bus-stops down town as well as all Hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavík area. You go straight from pick up on the tour, no changing buses at bus terminal.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$109.81
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Golden Circle Private Day Tour - A small operator with a great personal service

Golden Circle Private Day Tour - A small operator with a great personal service

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Take in the natural wonders along Iceland’s Golden Circle on a private tour that can be tailored to meet the needs of your group. Take your time exploring the geological wonders at Thingvellir National Park, watching the periodic eruptions of a hot pool named Strokkur at Geysir Hot Springs, and admiring Gullfoss—one of the most magnificent waterfalls in Iceland.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$681.09
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$681.09
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Classic Golden Circle by minibus from Reykjavík

Classic Golden Circle by minibus from Reykjavík

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This tour is the most popular attraction in Iceland and by no surprise. A perfect day tour as it is around 8 hours, showing great sights and you really get the feel of Icelandic nature. Breathtaking scenery the whole time which consists of the three iconic sights: Thingvellir national park, Gullfoss waterfall and the geyser which bares the name Geysir. A must do tour if you come to Iceland.
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  • 8 hours
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$85.23
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7 Day Guided Ring Road Tour - Explore the Circle of Iceland

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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$2,344.87
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Iceland Game of Thrones Tours

Iceland Game of Thrones Tours

This is a 5 hour tour to see three places fairly close to Reykjavik used as film locations for the popular HBO Game of Thrones television series. You'll get a great taste of Iceland on this short tour out of Reykjavik. We also offer a 10 hour day tour from Reykjavik which includes the film location the Wildlings raid on Ollie's village. There's over 20 film locations for GOT in Iceland spread all over the country and we are happy to make up a custom tour for you. Start by booking the 5 hour tour please.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$990.00
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$990.00
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Golden Circle & Geothermal Power Plant Private Tour

Golden Circle & Geothermal Power Plant Private Tour

The Golden Circle sights and the interesting Geothermal Exhibition in the largest geothermal power plant in Iceland. This tour includes the spectacular sights visited on the Golden Circle Tour such as Crater, Waterfalls, Hot Springs and the rift valley in the national park Þingvellir. The tour also includes a guided tour through the Geothermal Exhibition at Hellisheiðarvirkjun geothermal power plant.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$398.00
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$398.00
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