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Þingvellir Travel Guide: 76 reviews and 369 photos

Þingvellir (pronounced Thingvetlir) is one of Iceland's most improtant historical sites. On this site, the first democracy was created back in the 10th century. Even after Iceland lost it's independence to Norway, and subsequently to Denmark, this site remained a meeting place for Icelanders to discuss issues, laws, and have a good duel. It's location is perfect. Perfectly placed on Þingvallavatn, and surrounded by mountains, and volcanic fissures (which have made either beautiful canyons or breathtaking pool filled canyons. You can include Þingvellir in your daytrip to this site, Geysir, and Gullfoss. It´s called the Golden Circle.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The surrounding countryside is stunningly beautiful
  • Cons:You need to drive there (no walkable)
  • In a nutshell:A site of extreme beauty and historical significance.
  • Last visit to Þingvellir: Sep 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • martin_nl's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2006 at 4:41 AM

    Great page! Your pics are wonderful. I hope to get good weather too when I go at the end of October.

  • globerover's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2005 at 2:53 PM

    what a fascinating landscape with these incredible ground fissures and waterfalls, if it weren't for these unpronouncable names :-)

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Sep 10, 2005 at 2:13 PM

    What a lovely scenery and excellent pics, Drew !!

  • TomFoolery's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2005 at 1:40 AM

    Excellent tips and photos, brings back happpy memories!

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2005 at 12:33 PM

    Nice photos and detailed tips like always. You've still got it, my friend.

  • isolina_it's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2005 at 11:13 AM

    I love too that small waterfall at Thingvellir...too bad there was so much rain when i visited but the amazing memories still remain :)


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