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This rocky, hilly volcanic landscape in the southwestern countryside was made Iceland’s first national park in 1928, and a UNESCO site in 2004. A deeply significant cultural site for Iceland, this is where Althing, a historic open-air assembly of Icelandic representatives, was held from 930 to 1798. Ruins remain of 50 rock-hewn attendee booths, symbols of a medieval-era Norse political practice that persisted here well into the 18th century.

Althing was Iceland’s initial version of Parliament, and reflected the governmental style of Iceland’s early Norwegian settlers. In the ancient Norse culture, individual chieftains ruled disparate geographical areas but worked collaboratively with other chieftains to create a balance of power; this collaboration required annual face-to-face gatherings of chieftains and their extended clans. These gatherings would last two weeks or more, accompanied by temporary dwellings and markets, as well as entertainment like storytelling, feasts and sports tournaments.

By the year 930, the public land of the Thingvellir region had been chosen for this purpose, as it was deemed accessible from much of the country, which is full of (then-insurmountable) obstacles like huge mountains, glaciers and wide rivers. While communal gatherings here ultimately strengthened the Icelandic culture, the power of the Althing system eroded over time, proving ineffective at keeping more influential chieftains in check. The country was folded into the kingdom of Denmark in the late 1300s, kicking off a long period of decline that included the Black Plague and other deadly diseases; Danish imposition of the Reformation and later, a crippling trade monopoly; and many violent volcanic eruptions.

Though it evolved to represent the voices of an increasingly feudal system of land ownership, the Althing continued to be held at Thingvellir until 1798, when it was moved to the growing capital of Reykjavik. Within two years, it would be dissolved by royal decree, but re-established in 1848; it was this fateful move that prompted Iceland’s eventual autonomy as a sovereign state with its own flag and government.
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Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from ReykjavikDay Trips

Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Witness the three wonders of the famous Iceland Golden Circle on this day trip from Reykjavik. Travel by air-conditioned vehicle with an expert guide and learn the history and geology of each site. See the breathtaking Gullfoss waterfall, the bubbling pools and Strokkur waterspout at Geysir and the incredible tectonic rift at Thingvellir National Park. On route, drink in Iceland’s stark beauty and learn how islanders are using its natural steam and geothermal waters to produce sustainable energy.
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Golden Circle, Kerid Volcanic Crater, and Blue Lagoon Day Trip from ReykjavikDay Trips

Golden Circle, Kerid Volcanic Crater, and Blue Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Get the most from a day in Iceland on an 11-hour tour from Reykjavik that covers the Golden Circle, Kerid crater, and Blue Lagoon. View the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates at UNESCO-listed Thingvellir, see the geysers and pools at Geysir, and admire the Gulfoss Waterfall. In addition, visit the lake-filled Kerid volcanic crater, and finish by bathing in the warm Blue Lagoon (own expense). Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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Small-Group Golden Circle Tour and Secret Lagoon Visit from Reykjavik

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Enhance your experience of Iceland’s extraordinary Golden Circle on a full-day tour of the country’s natural highlights from Reykjavik. With a professional guide, feast your eyes on spectacular sights like Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and the Geysir hot spring. Gain fascinating insight into the geothermic nature of the area at Strokkur, an erupting geyser, and gaze at the majestic Secret Lagoon hot spring bath before submerging yourself in the healing waters of the natural bath.
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Small-Group Snorkeling Experience at Silfra Fissure in Thingvellir National Park

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Swim between two continents during this snorkeling tour of the Silfra Fissure in Thingvellir National Park. Choose from multiple daily departure times and head to the UNESCO-listed national park to snorkel in the turquoise lake where the North American and Eurasian plates meet. Alongside a PADI-certified guide, explore the underwater wonderland of Thingvellir National Park, part of Iceland’s Golden Circle, and receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 10 people.
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Golden Circle & South Coast Day Tour

Enjoy the highlights of both the Golden Circle and South Coast of Iceland. Waterfalls, Geysers, Hot springs, Black beach and Melting Glaciers
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Helicopter Flight from Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park and Thórisjökull Glacier

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Get a birds’-eye view of Iceland’s unearthly scenery with a 1.5-2 hour helicopter flight from Reykjavik to Thingvellier National Park and Thórisjökull Glacier, and swoop above volcanic craters, craggy peaks and jostling glaciers. Leave the city behind and peer into a gaping crack that divides the American and European tectonic plates, then land on the slopes of the country’s second-largest glacier. Hover above a vast shield volcano that dominates the rugged skyline before flying back to Reykjavik’s domestic airport.
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Thingvellir national park. Private Sightseeing Tour

Travel from Reykjavík to Iceland's only UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir National Park, on this half-day private sightseeing tour. There, explore the park's attractions including Iceland's largest natural lake, Þingvellavatn (Thingvallavatn). The park is known for its unusual tectonic and volcanic environment and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland.
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Silfra Diving Between Continents Tour From Thingvellir National Park

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Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime dive in the Silfra ravine of Iceland’s Thingvellir National Park on this 4-hour experience. Don the supplied drysuit and scuba gear, and swim through the rift's crystal-clear glacier waters, passing through the gap between the two submerged continental plates. Marvel at the underwater beauty of the caverns and lagoon that follow, and the astonishing water clarity on route. This challenging dive is limited to PADI-certified divers with drysuit dive certification or experience.
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Private Thingvellir National Park day tourDay Trips

Private Thingvellir National Park day tour

Our private tour to the historic national park and UNESCO cultural site Þingvellir (Thingvellir) allows you to experience one of Iceland's most beautiful sight's in a private vehicle with your own driver-guide. In the year 930 AD vikings founded the Icelandic parliament Alþingi (Althingi) at Þingvellir. As well as being the site of the foundation of the oldest parliament in the world, it is also the site of where the North-American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart. Step onto Hakid viewpoint which offers exceptional views over the national park and the great lake Thingvallarvatn. Walk through Almannagja canyon towards the foundation site of the ancient parliament Althingi. Walk past Drekkingarhylur - a deep pool at the base of a waterfall once used for executions in the past and toss a coin into Peningagjá for a wish. This water filled chasm is both crystal-clear and a popular diving location.
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The Thingvellir National Park Tour ( Þingvellir )

Þingvellir national park is a UNESCO cultural site and geowhere. Þingvellir national park is a natural wonder on an international scale, with the geologic history and the biosystem of Lake Þingvallavatn forming a unique entity, a magnificent showcase. The Þingvellir area is part of a fissure zone running through Iceland, being situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. At Þingvellir – literally “Assembly Plains” – the Alþing general assembly was established around 930 and continued to convene there until 1798. Major events in the history of Iceland have taken place at Þingvellir and therefore the place is held in high esteem by all Icelanders. Today Þingvellir is a protected national shrine. CO2 OFFSETTING: 2 Trees planted Carbon Dioxide Footprint: Oak Travel Service is proud to support responsible travel in Iceland. The Kolviður Fund we neutralize the carbon dioxide footprint of all our tours and service without no extra costs for our customers.
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Golden Circle & Fridheimar Day Tour (lunch included) - small group

Probably Iceland's most famous tour, the Golden Circle is the perfect mix of human and natural history. We will visit Thingvellir National Park, Geysir, Gullfoss and Friðheimar greenhouse. The Golden Circle is a must see for anyone visiting Iceland.
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Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon Including Admission & Kerid Volcanic Crater Day Trips

Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon Including Admission & Kerid Volcanic Crater

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The Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon are the two most popular sights to visit in Iceland. Book this tour and enjoy visiting both the Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon in a relaxing fun filled day. Admission to all sights, also the Blue Lagoon, is included in the tour price so as soon as you have booked you can relax and start looking forward to your adventure. Your first stop is at the Thingvellir National Park, the UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. This is where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet, which allows you the unique feeling of having one foot in each world. Next destination is the famous Geysir Hot Spring. Watch Strokkur erupt every few minutes up to 30 meters high. Here you can buy a lunch during the stop. Gullfoss the Golden Waterfall is next and will amaze you with its beauty and raw power. Adding even more, you will visit the Kerid Volcanic Crater before heading off the Blue Lagoon for a relaxing end to a great day.
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Golden Circle Day Trip with Kerid Volcanic Crater from ReykjavikDay Trips

Golden Circle Day Trip with Kerid Volcanic Crater from Reykjavik

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Take in the treasures of the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park on this full-day tour of the Golden Circle from Reykjavik. Stand in awe before the thundering Gulfoss Waterfall; see Geysir, the geyser after which all others were named; and marvel over the startling colors of the Kerið crater lake. Pass an endless panorama of photo-worthy scenery and learn how the natural landscape has been sculpted through the moving of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.
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Golden Circle & Glacier Snowmobiling Day Trip from Reykjavik Day Trips

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Golden Circle & Glacier Snowmobiling Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Tick off three of Iceland’s most popular attractions in only one day on this full-day Golden Circle tour from Reykjavik. In addition to visiting the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park and the Geysir Geyser, you’ll experience an exhilarating snowmobile ride on the Langjökull glacier. During the tour, you will also see the Gullfoss Waterfall.
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Northern Lights Guaranteed

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Join this unique tour led by an Icelandic Professional Northern Lights Hunter. Departures guaranteed. Northern Lights guaranteed.* This tour is a first of it's kind in the world! You'll visit the newly opened Northern Lights Observatory where Northern Lights have been captured in large glass tubes for you to explore in a comfortable setting. The Observatory is located in the rugged lava fields of Reykjanes Geopark. Purposefully built away from light pollution it offers a Dark Park optimal for viewing the natural Northern Lights, weather allowing. If weather conditions are not optimal at the Dark Park the tour will continue on a hunt for the best location to view natural Northern Lights. *By carefully mixing gases and charging them with electrical energy, real Northern Lights have been made in 6 large glass tubes. The tubes are connected to real-time satellite data and simulate natural Northern Lights. *Simulated Northern Lights are guaranteed. We'll hunt for the natural lights.
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Small-Group Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon Tour (Admission Included)Day Trips

Small-Group Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon Tour (Admission Included)

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Explore two of Iceland’s most popular attractions during this full-day tour to the Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon. Visit Thingvellir, where the North American and European tectonic plates meet, the 20-meter high geyser at Strokkur, the mighty Gullfoss waterfall, and the crater lake at Kerid. Finish your day with a relaxing dip in the warm waters of the famous Blue Lagoon before heading back to Reykjavik.
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Golden Circle + Secret Lagoon Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by MinibusDay Trips

Golden Circle + Secret Lagoon Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by Minibus

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Iceland’s Golden Circle route links some of the country’s most impressive natural attractions, but the big tourist groups can make it feel crowded. On this small-group tour, reach top Golden Circle landmarks including Gullfoss waterfall and Thingvellir National Park in a group no larger than 15 people. Travel in comfort by air-conditioned vehicle as your guide showcases Iceland’s spectacular beauty, and finish with a warm soak at the Secret Lagoon.
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Golden Circle Super-Jeep Tour and SnowmobilingDay Trips

Golden Circle Super-Jeep Tour and Snowmobiling

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Capture the wild spirit of Iceland's spectacular natural highlights on a full-day tour of the Golden Circle from Reykjavik. Alongside a professional guide, discover magnificent landmarks like Þingvellir National Park and the explosive Geysir Hot Spring Area. Marvel at the magnificent power of Gullfloss Waterfall and then head to the Langjökull glacier to experience an exhilarating snowmobile ride across the ice. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from your Reykjavik hotel on this unforgettable tour.
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Golden Circle Waterfall Tour and Volcano Lake Crater Small-Group on Minibus!Day Trips

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Golden Circle Waterfall Tour and Volcano Lake Crater Small-Group on Minibus!

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Visit top Iceland Golden Circle sites in just one day on this guided tour from Reykjavik. Travel with a small group to must-see attractions such as Thingvellir National Park, famous Geysir, Gullfoss Falls, and Kerid volcanic crater lake, all while enjoying the free onboard Wi-Fi and commentary from your guide. Tour includes pickup and drop-off from your Reykjavik hotel.
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Golden Circle Afternoon and Northern Lights Tour from ReykjavikDay Trips

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Golden Circle Afternoon and Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

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See Iceland’s Golden Circle and search for the Northern Lights on an afternoon and evening tour from Reykjavik. Board a rugged 4x4 Super Jeep tough enough to navigate the country’s challenging terrain and explore the Golden Circle. See the ancient geological formations and parliament site at Thingvellir National Park; watch the Strokkur waterspout at Geysir; and admire the beautiful Gullfoss Waterfall. As darkness falls, seek out the Northern Lights, escaping light pollution to experience the incredible light show. Numbers are limited to six people for a more personalized experience.
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Golden Circle & Snorkeling in Silfra From Reykjavík with Free Photos

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If you’ve got limited time in Iceland, and want to see the best of the Golden Circle and go snorkeling too, this tour is a great choice. You’ll save time organizing how to get between sites and leave te logistics to your guides as you visit many Iceland highlights in a day including Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir. With snorkeling at one of the world's top spots in Silfra.
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Silfra Drysuit Snorkeling with Underwater Photos & Pick up service

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Swim between tectonic plates on this snorkeling tour to Silfra, located in Thingvellir National Park. Clear glacial waters make it easy to see stunning underwater landscapes, while included dry suits help keep you warm throughout the tour. This small-group tour is capped at six people for a more intimate experience and includes optional hotel pickup from Reykjavik.
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Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Day Trip from ReykjavikDay Trips

Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Soak in the warm waters of the Secret Lagoon on this full-day trip from Reykjavik. After pickup in Reykjavik, travel to this geothermal pool situated in the Golden Circle area. Enjoy ample time to bathe in the steamy waters as you admire the surrounding countryside. You will also get to pay a visit to remarkable sites in Golden Circle, including Gullfoss waterfall, Strokkur geyser, and Thingvellir National Park. Round-trip transport and entrance fee are included, along with drop-off at Reykjavik cruise port or central Reykjavik hotels. Food and drinks at own expense.
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Golden Circle Day Tour Including Blue Lagoon Admission from ReykjavikDay Trips

Golden Circle Day Tour Including Blue Lagoon Admission from Reykjavik

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This is the perfect combination of the most popular day tour in Iceland with the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon, taking you to see separation of Europe and North America, geysers and hot springs, and the magnificent golden waterfall. For an unforgettable experience, join our tour and step aboard one of our new buses, fully equipped with WiFi connected computer tablets for each guest. The tablets provide you with a continuous stream of relevant information along the journey with a GPS synced Audio Guide, available with a choice of 10 languages. Along the tour our local hosts will make your experience comfortable and are happy to answer any questions you might have about our peculiar country. In each seat you will also find a USB outlet to charge any of your devices.
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