Environmental Policy


The Environmental Policy of the Thingvellir National Park was approved by the Thingvellir Committee to ensure that the internal work of the national park is in accordance with the management plan of the park and to make sure that the actions of the park are environmentally responsible.

The making of the environmental policy took into account the nature and extent of the work which takes place within the park and its environmental effect measured against its sustainability. The policy was based on an extensive analysis on the work of the park its environmental consequences.  It is an annex and a further extenions of the management plan 2004-2024 for the national park.

The management plan for the park highlights the conservation issues for the park as a whole but the environmental policy is directed to the day to day management issues of the park.

Safe travel in Iceland
Travellers should prepare well for each trip and know its trail and route conditions.
The THING Project
The THING Project is based on the Thing sites that are the assembly sites spread across North West Europe as a result of the Viking diaspora and Norse settlements.
World heritage
Thingvellir was accepted on the World Heritage list for its cultural values in 2004 at World Heritage Committee meeting in China.
Protection and management
Thingvellir National Park was designated by a special law on the protection of the area, passed by the Alþing on 7th May, 1928.