Thingvellir National Park

A geological and historical heritage

Thingvellir National Park was established in 1930 and is an exceptional natural and historical site. In 2004 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It contains a rich natural variety of mountains, volcanoes, lakes, forests and numerous waterways, as well as a millennia of historical relics.

The park is located in the southwest of Iceland and is bordered by Lake Thingvallavatn, the largest lake in the country stretching over 230 km². With Geysir and Gullfoss Falls further east, the three sites form the golden circle. The park is also a historically and geologically rich site. 


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