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Thingvellir National Park

A breathtaking national park in Iceland known for its beautiful landscapes, historical significance, and stunning diving and snorkeling opportunities.

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This will make your friends back home jealous – Iceland is one of the only places in the world where you’re able to dive between two tectonic plates. Directly located over where the North American and Eurasian plates meet, the Silfra Fissure in Thingvellir National Park provides divers and snorkelers a chance to explore between continents.

jimmytayles 3 years ago

Thingvellir National Park is a diverse and unique landscape located in the southwestern part of Iceland. This World Heritage Site is a geological wonder, boasting stunning cliffs, deep ravines, and breathtaking waterfalls. Visitors can explore the park's rich history, witness a fascinating natural phenomenon, and gain insight into Iceland's culture and heritage. With its incredible scenery and rich history, Thingvellir National Park is a must-visit destination for anyone exploring World Heritage Sites in Europe.

seeker 9 months ago

Explore the beautiful waterfalls and rock formations at the meeting of tectonic plates. This site is only 45 meters outside of Reykjavik, and the location of one of the oldest social democracies in the world.

madeleineray 3 years ago

Thingvellir National Park Lists

  • Iceland ✔️

    themarvelousmrsm (Josette Faye Mamsaang)
    The land of fire and ice. We were captivated of how beautiful this country is. Went in November, was raining on some days but still worth seeing the landscapes, waterfalls, etc. We even saw the Northern Lights on our way on the plane, when we were passing Canada. Didn’t get a chance to see the lights while in Iceland due to the ugly weather we had though we still had so much fun exploring it.
  • Iceland Road Trip

    meandering_wild (Suzanne E)
  • Most Dreamy Places to Visit in Iceland

    madeleineray (Madeleine Ray)
    After writing my previous list about where to become a fairy in Iceland, I decided to continue with that theme and include even more dreamy spots for the perfect Icelandic vacation escape from reality. I was lucky in high school to have made a lifelong friend with an Icelandic girl who always lets me stay with her as well as show me the most special parts of her small and enchanting country. Here are more ideas of what to do in Iceland, whether you dream of being a fairy or just want to enjoy natural landscapes, delicious drinks, and sustainable fashion.
  • Best Things to Do in Iceland

    jimmytayles (James Taylor)
  • World Heritage Sites in Europe

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Throughout the vast continent of Europe, there are endless adventures to uncover. Here is a collection of the most awe-inspiring World Heritage sites across Europe, including mesmerizing landmarks, bustling cities, and gorgeous natural landscapes. Uncover some of the most mysterious and beautiful travel destinations on the planet with this bucket-list-worthy selection.

Thingvellir National Park Articles

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