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Hiking in Thingvellir

Region: South Iceland
Coordinates: 64.2798622° N 21.0880969° W
Hiking time: Various
Difficulty: easy
Length: Various km
Elevation: Various m
Highest Point: Various m


The main ancient approaches of the Parliamentary Plains and the first National Park from the west, north and east are still very obvious and used by those who want to enjoy breathtaking surroundings on foot. It is very easy to plot a suitable route to walk each time.

One can divide the area into comfortable, long or short hikes and take in the sights and sounds of nature and the ghosts of the past and present history. The map of the area should make the planning easier.

Numerous hiking trails extend all over the National Park. Outside the ancient assembly site most of the hiking paths are associated with the abandoned farms of Hrauntún, Skógarkot and Vatnskot, remains of which can still be seen.

Horse riding is permitted along the old bridle paths of Langistígur, Skógarkotsvegur and Nýja-Hrauntúnsgata, while other trails are intended solely for walkers.

Photo Credit: Ivan Sabljak

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