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Budget Iceland

Lava felds, steaming geothermal pools, Viking ruins and valleys gushing with waterfalls… Iceland may have a reputation as a pricey destination but many of its highlights are free.
Gullfoss is one of the stars of Iceland’s Golden Circle route
PHOTOGRAPHS: IAN GETHINGS/GETTY IMAGES, SIMON HARRIS/ROBERT HARDING, CHRIS HEPBURN/GETTY, MATTHEW MICAH WRIGHT/GETTY, © LOLITA MONTANA

Natural wonders

ÞINGVELLIR 1

Iceland’s frst national park and its most important historic site, the World Heritage-listed Þingvellir was where the Vikings established the Alþingi in AD 930 – now the world’s oldest parliament. Only the stone foundations of ancient encampments remain, but the setting is superb: an immense, fssured rift valley of rivers and waterfalls, just 25 miles east of Reykjavík (thingvellir.is; free).

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