Thingvellir National Park

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AWAYN IMAGE Thingvellir National Park
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Activities: HikeHike


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Description:

Thingvellir features in most guide books and recommendations I received. Listen - it is stunning. Photos don't really do it justice, the dramatic landscape really does need to be seen in person to be fully appreciated. The landscape is stunning, particularly the views over the lake and along the Rift Valley between the continental plates and so the park is certainly worth a visit. There is parking at both the lower level and upper levels and you can hike between the two quite easily (make sure you check out all the vantage points/observation decks). On the way up from the lower level is a spectacular waterfall - Öxarárfoss, follow the track from the car park. On the upper level observation deck is a cool Toposcope so you can identify the surrounding area, this upper level deck is also one of the most popular locations for 'Big Bus' Northern Lights tours, this is a nightmare at night as there can be several hundred people milling around, waving lights and getting in the way of cameras.... Game Of Thrones fans might also recognise Thingvellir as it was used for the Arya and Sandor Clegane's journey scenes. It looks completely different in the winter than it does in the summer, we are planning to go back in the summer at some point. If you are booked on a 'Golden Circle' tour you will almost certainly stop here for a short while (not enough time to see it all though) Thingvellir is 40km from Reykjavík on fairly major roads


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Humidity Humidity: 89

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sunrise sunrise: 2019-03-23 07:05:04

sunset sunset: 2019-03-23 19:36:50



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