Reykjavik

About Reykjavik

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Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland, Iceland's largest city and the world's northernmost capital of a sovereign state. With a population of 122,000 (and more than 211,000 in the Greater Reykjavik area), Reykjavik is the centre of Iceland's governmental, economic, cultural and academic activities.

Hafnarfjörður

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Hafnarfjörður is one Reykjavik's major towns and has many characteristics of an independent city.

Reykjavik Historical Museum

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Árbæjarsafn (Safn means museum in Icelandic) is an open air museum depicting the history of Reykjavik.

Viðey Island

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If you have already been on a day trip to Reykjavik and you are interested in seeing other places close by, Viðey Island is just a short sail away, literally a few minutes from Sundahofn.

From The Airport To Reykjavik

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As in many other countries across the world, the main airport is not actually located in the capital and foreign tourists, landing in Iceland for the first time, do not always realize that they do not land directly in Reykjavik and the airport is actually located in town Keflavik, a 40-minute drive from Reykjavik.

Lake Tjörnin

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Tjörnin in Icelandic means "lake" and the Tjörnin Lake that flows in downtown Reykjavik is definitely worth a visit when visiting the city. A relatively small lake compared to other lakes in Iceland, but one of the most famous due to its location.

Hallgrímskirkja Church

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Hallgrímskirkja Church, is the most prominent structure located in the center of Reykjavik. It is the largest church in Reykjavik and one of the most visited places in Iceland.

Harpa Opera House

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Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall, that opened its doors in 2011 quickly became a status symbol of Reykjavik and is considered a place one must visit, an impressive and unusual structure immediately catches the eye.

Perlan

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Perlan mean "Pearl" and Icelanders pronounce the word with a D, 'Perdlan'. Perlan is one of the most famous buildings in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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