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This is one of the most picturesque and interesting cities in Iceland. Pleasant surprises and exciting activities wait for guests right on every step of the city, so your holiday will be truly exciting and unique.
A great number of worldwide festivals are organized in the capital of Iceland. Tourists will have a chance to visit various gastronomical and cultural establishments and take part in various … Open
Austurvalur Square is located in the center of the city. The square overlooks the House of Parliament. Hatlgrimskirkya Cathedral is located right opposite to the house. The height of one of its towers estimates 75 meters. The cathedral has become a symbol of the city, its towers are perfectly visible even from the neighborhood. The bell tower of the cathedral is equipped with an observation area. Everyone can climb up and enjoy the beauty of the city in all its details. Austurstraeti Street is the best place for walks. This is also the oldest street in Reykjavik. Here you will find several souvenir shops, cafes and restaurants.
Without a doubt, Perlan is the most spectacular contemporary architectural construction of the city. This is a cupola-shaped building, inside which is constructed an artificial geyser. Due to lighting the geyser looks like a fantastic creature. One can endlessly admire the beauty of the fountains. You will find a restaurant right under the roof, so Perlan will be a great place for evening pastime. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Reykjavik concentrates popular night clubs and elite boutiques. The city offers a great number of sport centers, amazing parks and entertaining complexes for family visiting. Not far from … Open
Many attractions are located around the city. Be sure to visit the most popular national park of Iceland called Tingvetlir. Here you can see numerous canyons and caves, magnificent lakes and green trees. Near the city is located the famous Blue Lagoon, the swimming season in which is open all year round. You can also make an excursion to the Valley of geysers and waterfalls to admire its wonderful nature that is very varied and picturesque.
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♥   Shopping area ' Laugavegur' Reykjavík, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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♥   Art museum 'Reykjavík Art Museum' Reykjavík, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Reykjavik from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Hakarl Rotten Shark in Cafe Loki Restaurant

From the series “The most disgusting dishes in the world”
Locals believe that if on Christmas Eve you will eat a few slices of smelly meat, the whole year you will remain steadfast and strong, like a true Viking. This unusual method of cooking shark meat is not accidental. Eating this meat fresh is very dangerous due to the high content of urea. After proper exposure, the meat becomes safe. Gourmets will like visiting Iceland in January, during Thorrablot annual gastronomic festival. Its guests can enjoy not only hakarl, but other popular dishes of the rugged Vikings. … Read further

Sightseeing in Iceland: things to see

The Parliament House and the building of the Government are among the most famous architectural landmarks of the city. Both the buildings were constructed in the 18th century. There are many old buildings in Reykjavik, but the majority were transformed into shops and restaurants, so a simple walk on the streets of the city will let you see many interesting buildings. Continue your excursion program by visiting the National Gallery of Iceland and National Museum that exhibit collections of mostly historic items. Don’t forget to visit Hallgrímskirkja Church. This is one of a few churches in Europe made in modern style. Fans of nature will be pleased to visit the local botanic garden. … Open
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