"Žingvellir National Park" Top 5 Page for this destination Žingvellir by acemj

Žingvellir Travel Guide: 76 reviews and 369 photos

Any trip to Iceland should include a stop at Žingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site and an amazing geological landscape. To me, the most impressive part of the park, is being able to visualize the Continental Divide and to get an insight into how the rifting of giant tectonic plates over thousands of years can affect the landscape, climate and cultures of the entire world.

This page will cover many of the sites from Iceland's famous Golden Circle Tour, which is offered by many tour companies and can be arranged through any travel agent, the tourist office in Reykjavik or at your hotel's front desk. Along with Žingvellir National Park, I'll also mention a cool crater, an interesting religious and historic site along with a town full of greenhouses (see my off the beaten path tips). The famous Gulfoss waterfalls, which incidentally, is where the tour gets its name (Gulfoss means "golden falls") and the geysers at, well, Geysir are covered on individual pages.

  • Last visit to Žingvellir: Apr 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • SusieQQ's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2009 at 6:17 AM

    The landowner is asking Tour Companies to pay to visit the crater. They are refusing so it is no longer on the agenda of sites visited on the Golden Circle Tour.

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Great page Mark! But it seems that you really have been out of luck with the weather. Island has always fascinated me, but I haven't gotten any further yet then seeing its airport. I really should try to make a real visit here some day! :-)

  • etfromnc's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2008 at 1:50 PM

    Happy birthday!! Anything exciting on the agenda? It looks as if you have picked up the pace of your travels again.

  • Feb 24, 2008 at 12:53 PM

    Good job Mark!!!.Greetings from Greece .

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2007 at 4:48 AM

    An impressive new page with very interesting texts on the history and geology of this unique area.

  • agapotravel's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2007 at 5:40 PM

    Great job! You give great descriptions....it really makes me miss being there. :-)

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2007 at 7:29 AM

    Impressive stuff! I certainly wouldn't fancy diving or even swimming in the almost bottomless lake!!!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2007 at 3:35 AM

    Mark, a small but extremely interesting page on these geological oddities in Iceland! Thanks for the well-presented education and virtual tour - especially since I don't know when or if I will ever make it there myself!

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2007 at 7:51 AM

    Nice job on where North America and Europe meet. How do you type in those Icelandic characters, incidentally?

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2007 at 11:49 AM

    what an interesting landscape ! It is a pity I did not see a lot of Iceland yet !


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