The 10 Best Things to Do in Thingvellir, South Region

Discover the best top things to do in Thingvellir, Iceland including Thingvellir National Park, Oxararfoss, Logberg (Law Rock), Kaldidalur Valley, Thingvallakirkja church, Thingvellir Visitor Centre (Haklo), Almannagja, Galgaklettur, Peningagja-Nikulasargja Gorge, Thorufoss.

1. Thingvellir National Park

Pingvellir, Thingvellir 801, Iceland Nature & Parks, National Parks
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 3552 reviews

Thingvellir National Park

Located 50 km east of Reykjavik, this is Iceland's most historic site and one of its most scenic landscapes.

Reviewed By ndxn - Scottsdale, ArizonaScottsdale, Arizona

Worthwhile stop on a Golden Circle tour

As part of a Golden Circle tour, my group stopped here and hand the chance to soak up Icelandic vistas as well as history. The landscapes are no less than otherworldly, which makes this national park worth a visit. More than that, the site is historical a

2. Oxararfoss

Thingvellir National Park, Thingvellir, Iceland Nature & Parks, Waterfalls
Excellent
52%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
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0%
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4.5 based on 201 reviews

Oxararfoss

Reviewed By theagapeco - Madison, WisconsinMadison, Wisconsin

Worth the Short Hike!!

Around half a mile (1 km) from the car park sits Oxararfoss. The falls stand around 30 feet tall and are absolutely magical. Water roars over the top of the stone cliff and hints of blue streak through the rapids. It truly is an incredible waterfall.The h

3. Logberg (Law Rock)

| Thingvellir National Park, Thingvellir, Iceland Nature & Parks, Geologic Formations
Excellent
45%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
12%
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0%
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4.5 based on 41 reviews

Logberg (Law Rock)

Reviewed By Robert A - Phoenix, ArizonaPhoenix, Arizona

Knowledge Required to Understand this "Scared" Spot

As other reviewers say or infer, unless you really understand the major events-history and significance that happen on this ground and nearby beginning "just the other day": 935 AD, it will be impossible to appreciate whereon you stand. This is not "just"

4. Kaldidalur Valley

Thingvellir 801, Iceland Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks, Scenic Drives
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
14%
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0%
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Kaldidalur Valley

Reviewed By fisici-mi - Milan, ItalyMilan, Italy

Glaciers and the moon

Amazing track between Húsafell and Thingvellir passing just in front of the Langjojkull and other minor glaciers. The views are impressive with ice on your left hand side and lunar rocky landscapes on the right hand side. The 40 kms track is rather easy,

5. Thingvallakirkja church

Thingvellir Park, Thingvellir, Iceland Sights & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Churches & Cathedrals More
Excellent
15%
Good
64%
Satisfactory
20%
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4 based on 60 reviews

Thingvallakirkja church

Reviewed By chemie71 - Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaPittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Quaint old Church!

If you're visiting the Thingvellir you will see the church from the lookout above. It's worth the walk to see it. It was not open when we were there, but still nice to see from the outside.

6. Thingvellir Visitor Centre (Haklo)

Thingvellir, Iceland Traveler Resources, Visitor Centers
Excellent
29%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 37 reviews

Thingvellir Visitor Centre (Haklo)

Reviewed By DrBob625 - Cheltenham, United KingdomCheltenham, United Kingdom

Afternoon Snack

We went for a snack before visting the incredible National Park - which I'm happy to recommend, including the terrific shifting tectonic plates story and the early parliament history (930 AD). But the café service and staffing was dreadful. On complaining

7. Almannagja

Thingvellir, Iceland Nature & Parks, Canyons
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 1 reviews

Almannagja

Reviewed By Giorgia S - Milan, ItalyMilan, Italy

Bella passeggiata

All’interno del parco Pingvellir questa passeggiata di 10/15 minuti tra le faglie americane ed europea conduce alla cascata Oxarafoss

8. Galgaklettur

Thingvellir 700, Iceland Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites
Excellent
33%
Good
67%
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Galgaklettur

Reviewed By Margrét Á - Egilsstadir, IcelandEgilsstadir, Iceland

Gálgaklettur

Interesting place to see, Gálgaklettur, a cliff where they use to execute people. In Iceland execution was legal until 1928 but the las execution was in 1820. It is always interesting to visit a historic place but I can’t imagen how many lost their life t

9. Peningagja-Nikulasargja Gorge

Thingvellir, Iceland Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas, Geologic Formations More
Excellent
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5 based on 1 reviews

Reviewed By flyserenafly - Singapore, SingaporeSingapore, Singapore

Magical diamond spot

It's such a pretty sight to see light refract through the water and reflect off those coins! Magical indeed especially in the land of trolls and elves and in the middle of 2 tectonic plates!

10. Thorufoss

| Laxa i Kjos River, Thingvellir, Iceland Nature & Parks, Waterfalls
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4 based on 1 reviews

Thorufoss

Reviewed By Bean-Buggles

A nice stop just off the Golden Circle

We had read about these falls online from people in Iceland who said this was a location where Games of Thrones had filmed that was beautiful and not crowded. Loving waterfalls we couldn’t resist taking a short detour to see for ourselves. There were seve

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