The Þingvellir has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its iconic status in Icelandic history. The site that is now a National Park was once occupied by farms, the remnants of which bear witness to the agricultural heritage of the region. The lush landscape is marked by old farmhouses, the 19th-century Thingvellir Church and various other structures. The park is endowed with remarkable natural beauty and is home to Iceland's largest natural lake. It is also the celebrated home of the world's oldest parliament that dates back to the Viking Age. Silken waterfalls such as the Oxara cascade dramatically from their place in the canyons, while the Peningagja is a ruggedly hewn gorge that ends in a swirl of icy cold waters. Visitors to the park can indulge in fishing at the lake, explore its depths or embark on a hike across the picturesque landscape.
A little outside the city center of Reykjavik, the glass dome of the landmark Perlan glints beautifully under the sun. Perched atop six gigantic hot water storage tanks, this unique architectural marvel is symbolic of the country's geothermal sources, and their key role in Icelandic society. Each tank wondrously holds 4 million liters (1 million gallons) of geothermal hot water. Within the humongous domes, a large atrium hosts exhibitions and events, mostly regarding the history and future of glaciers. From the fourth floor of the dome, visitors can enjoy panoramic vistas of Iceland's stellar landscape, from bird-eye views of Reykjavik and the majestic summit of Mount Esja, all the way to Snæfellsjökull.
Reykjavík Excursions specializes in conducting tours to the villages and countryside surrounding Reykjavík. You will be exposed to the rural culture and customs of Iceland as well as its scenic landscape. Most of the destinations on the company's itinerary are but a few hours from the capital, and it also organizes for accommodations to suit every budget.
Iceland Tours organizes and operates the whole trip for their customers, offering a great selection of packages, tours, activities, accommodation and car rentals in Iceland. Iceland Tours provides top level customer service and can offer customized tours to fit every need. Highly qualified and experienced staff with vast experience in the Icelandic tourism industry, creating personal service for each and every customer. Iceland Tours is operated by Terra Nova Iceland. Terra Nova is a fully licensed Icelandic travel agency and tour operator, founded in 1978, authorized by the Icelandic Tourist Board.
Gray Line Iceland is known for their tours since they hire the best local experts. They have over 25 years of experience, but their vehicles are new and comfortable. Their knowledgeable guides will teach you about Iceland history, culture and beauty. They accommodate both individuals and groups and provide great service for all.