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Thingvellir National Park – Tours & Info

Jan, 07 | |

Thingvellir National Park Iceland

Located on the northern shore of Lake Þingvallavatn is Þingvellir, a top tourist site in Iceland that attracts lots of visitors looking to become better acquainted with the history and nature of this spectacular attraction. It plays a key role in the history of Iceland, as home to the oldest parliament in the world which was founded in 930 AD. For this reason, this national park has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. There are loads of camping grounds and hiking trails in Þingvellir National Park. Besides being a significant and historical site in Iceland, Thingvellir National Park is a place to find astonishing natural features and unique geology.

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Þingvellir, otherwise known as Thingvellir, is the national shrine of Iceland. The waters in and around the park are amazing spots for scuba diving and fishing. The regular flow of water into Þingvallavatn, Iceland’s largest lake, has turned out to be a great habitat for fish and other water creatures. Some of the species to be found in the lake include the three-spine stickleback, Arctic charr and the brown trout. It was also on this ground that Iceland agreed upon practicing and adopting Christianity in 1000 AD. The Thingvellir National Park is the first national park in Iceland established in 1930. There are also organized tours to this great tourist destination in Iceland every day of the year. Thingvellir National Park is one of the three stops on the famous and entertaining Golden Circle tour.

There are over 150 species of higher plants in the National Park. So many people visit this park just to enjoy its natural beauty. Among the birds found here is the great northern diver, known to be overprotective of its environment. Here, you can also find mink by the shoreline of the lake and foxes sneaking around the hills. The Thingvellir National Park also has a small café that offers sandwiches, candy, hot dogs, ice cream and cookies to hungry visitors. If you are looking for a perfect spot for camping, then Thingvellir National Park is the place for you.

It has just two approved areas for camping including Leirar, which has close proximity to the Information Center, and Vatnskot, which is located on an abandoned farm site by Lake Þingvallavatn. Entrance into this remarkable place is free of charge. Exploring the park on foot is the best way to have a great time. Take a walk around the old parliament site and go diving at Silfra, which is considered one of Iceland’s best diving spot with an international standards. Before diving, there are requirements to be met as regards equipment and qualification. You have to agree to abide by all rules and regulations of the National Park.

One of the best ways to get acquainted with the rich history and unique culture of Iceland is to visit the Thingvellir National Park. It would be more exciting if you decide on going via an organized tour. For instance, the Golden Circle tour presents an opportunity to explore two or more lovely attractions besides the Thingvellir National Park. Don’t miss out on the chance of having the best moment of your life.

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