Hike through Þingvellir National Park

2 Miles Round Trip - 50 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Þingvellir Visitor Center - Search Nearby - Added by Matthew Eaton

Þingvellir National Park is an area of Historic and Geologic wonder for Iceland. It is an area where the Mid-Atlantic Ridge surfaces from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean and the European and North American tectonic plates meet. You can hike along this boundary line and be in two continents at one time!

From the visitor center there are several trails that lead into the countryside. Take the obvious trail down the ramp and into the gap where you can explore the beautiful terrain, waterfalls and historic sites. You could easily spend an entire day hiking around and having fun. Don’t forget to extend your arms side to side in the gap to touch both North America and Europe at the same time!

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Camping
Photography
Hiking
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic
Waterfall

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2 Miles
50 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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Gorgeous but crowded

A great way to spend the day in Iceland. Crowded until you get away from the main paths and then it gets interesting. Hike along the lave fields for a lot of excitement.

Something amazing everywhere you look

I spent my summer in Iceland this past year and this place was by far the highlight of my trip! There is something cool to see everywhere you look and the fact you are standing between two continents blew my mind. If you are in Iceland, this is a must see!

Dryden

Do not go here in the summer. There was way to much people, but besides the people it was a really nice spot.