Explore Thingvellir National Park: A UNESCO World Heritage Site


By: Prerana Aggarwal

Thingvellir National Park is more than just a pretty face (and it has a very pretty face!). This UNESCO World Heritage Site packs a punch of history, geology, and natural beauty, all within easy reach of Reykjavik.

Stand with one foot in Europe and the other in North America (almost!). Thingvellir sits on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where tectonic plates slowly pull apart. Witness this geological phenomenon firsthand!

Walk the Rift

Explore the site of the world's longest-running parliament, the Althing, dating back to 930 AD. Imagine Viking gatherings at the Law Rock (Lögberg)!

History Whispers

Suit up for snorkeling or scuba diving in Silfra Fissure. This crack between tectonic plates boasts some of the world's clearest diving, with breathtaking visibility.

Crystal Clear Dive

Lace up your boots and explore Thingvellir's trails! From easy family strolls to challenging hikes, stunning views and unique rock formations await. 

Hiking for All Levels

Towering cliffs, sprawling valleys, and a vast lake – all sculpted by volcanoes and glaciers. Thingvellir's landscape is a photographer's paradise and a nature lover's dream.

Otherworldly Beauty

Discover the cool stories surrounding the park, from mischievous trolls to hidden waterfalls, epic Viking settlements, and dramatic historical events.

Myths & Legends

Thingvellir National Park offers a tranquil escape. Breathe in fresh air, listen to calming sounds of nature, and leave your worries behind.

Escape the City Noise

Learn about Thingvellir's geology, history, and ecosystem at the Visitor Center. Interactive exhibits, films, and friendly park rangers will enhance your experience.

Culture Corner

With plenty of space to explore and designated picnic areas, Thingvellir is a win for the whole family. Make memories that will last a lifetime!

Family Fun

Thingvellir's beauty begs to be photographed. Capture stunning panoramas, close-ups of rock formations, or a funny "straddling the continents" photo!

Capture Memories

Explore nearby gems like the Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area, or the charming town of Laugarvatn for a geothermal pool soak.

Icelandic Adventure Bonus

Be a responsible visitor! Follow park rules, respect the environment, and leave no trace behind. Let's keep Thingvellir beautiful for everyone.