Thingvellir National Park — Game of Thrones Travel

Thingvellir is one of the highest frequently visited tourist sites in all of Iceland. There are several roads leading to Thingvellir National Park Iceland which is located approximately 45 km northeast of Reykjavík. It’s a top spot for fans of Game of Thrones due to several filming locations in and around the National Park.

Best time to go to Thingvellir National Park?

Game of Thrones filming in Thingvellir National Park

The surrounding area is also used as the site where the Hound fought Brienne of Tarth and was left to die. The lake Þingvellirvatn, Iceland’s biggest natural lake which sits to the south of the park, was used as the bay from which Arya leaves Westeros to go to Braavos. The special effects crew removed the mountains from the far side of the lake to make it seem like the water unlocked out into the ocean.

How do you get to Thingvellir National Park?

The second main way is to hire a car and drive yourself, but make sure that the weather conditions are ok for driving.

Best Trips to Thingvellir National Park Iceland

Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full Day Tour with Kerid Crater

Silfra Fissure Snorkeling Tour with Underwater Photos

Located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Þingvellir National Park, the Silfra Fissure lies in a valley where the tectonic plates of North America and Europe drift further apart every year. Gear up in all the necessary snorkeling equipment provided, including neoprene hoods and gloves, a thermal under suit, dry suit and your own mask, snorkel and fins.

Secret Lagoon Natural Hot Springs

Whale Watching and Thingvellir National Park Iceland

Additional Information — Self Driving to Thingvellir National Park Iceland

Thingvellir does not have entrance fee as such, but if you travel by car you will have to pay a parking fee of 500 ISK. The ticket is valid for the whole day and at all parking lots.

When hiking , you may find a mixture of enormous fissures in the ground. It might be tempting to lean over the edge and look into them but be careful — the rocks near the edge can be unstable. Use your best judgement. Hiking boots with lots of grip must be used.

Weather in Iceland

Camping and Fishing in Thingvellir

Fishing permits are sold in the Service Centre and cost 1,500 kr for the day.

Diving in Thingvellir

What to Pack for Iceland

Pack a warm hat, scarf and gloves especially if you are travelling to Iceland in the winter. A thermal base layer is also a good idea. Make sure that you have several pairs of warm walking socks.

Don’t forget your swimsuit or bikini which you will need for bathing in the hot springs and Blue Lagoon. Also take sunglasses — sometimes even in winter the sun can be bright and reflect off the snow!

There is no need to pack diving equipment as if you are diving at Silfra, the tour companies will provide what you need for that. It’s the same with glacier hiking and caving.

Originally published at on August 26, 2019.

Hi I’m Amy — travel blogger, dog lover, digital marketer. I write mainly about Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia. Getting into drones!

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