Þingvellir (Private tour)

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Þingvellir (Private tour)

63.500 kr.

Guided private tour in a comfortable vehicle to the historic national park and UNESCO cultural site Þingvellir (Thingvellir).

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. The tour starts with a pickup at your accommodation in the greater metropolitan area of Reykjavik. From there we head head on towards the magnificent Þingvellir national park which is renowned for it’s beautiful nature as well as cultural and historical importance. 
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.  

What to expect:

  • Hakið viewpoint 
  • Almannagjá canyon
  • Alþingi parliament 
  • Drekkingarhylur 
  • Peningagjá 

Hakið viewpoint

Hakið viewpoint offers exceptional views over the national park and the great lake Þingvallarvatn.

Almannagjá canyon

Almannagjá canyon offers a walking path from the viewpoint down the canyon and towards the location of the foundation site of Alþingi.

Alþingi parliament

Alþingi parliament is believed to be the world’s oldest parliament. The historic site where vikings founded their parliament in 930 AD can be found at Þingvellir.

Drekkingarhylur

Drekkingarhylur is a deep pool at the base of a waterfall that was once used for executions in ancient times.

Peningagjá

A water filled chasm both crystal-clear and deep is a popular spot to throw a coin in and make a wish. This also happens to be a very popular diving location.

Highlights

Hakið viewpoint
Almannagjá canyon
Althingi viking parliament
Drekkingarhylur
Peningagjá

Details

Tour type: Private tour
Available: All year round
Duration: 4 hours hours
Difficulty level: Easy - Short walks