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Innovation and inspiration play a major role in the city’s life. From here, visitors can reach the whole country. The countryside is always very close by. Activities such as tours, whale watching, fishing,swimming,hiking,biking and horse riding are very popular. There’s even ice skating.
On weekends,especially, the city is filled with night life that continues till morning. There are plenty of pubs and restaurants with both genuine Icelandic food and international cuisines. From youth hostel to guesthouses and hotels, there’s accommodation for every budget.
Reykjavik is surely ‘The Cosmopolitan Capital- where History and Culture meet today’s world’.
Come!! Get all wrapped up in Reykjavik this winter!.........winter lights festivals...
In Reykjavik, Iceland, we are in the middle of Nature surrounded by mountains and oceans & still enjoying city life in a capital in Europe. So, we don’t have to choose between Nature and Urban.
Reykjavik is the capital & largest city of Iceland. It is world’s northern most capital at a latitude of 64degree08`N and a popular tourist destination and is the heart of Iceland’s culture, economic & governmental activity. Being the cleanest, greenest & safest cities in the world, it is also one of Europe’s youngest capital founded by the first permanent viking settler in the 900’s, Ingolfur Arnarson. It has grown from a handful of houses a few centuries ago to a compact and thriving metropolis.
The Reykjavik area coastline is characterized by peninsulas, coves, straits and islands. After the Ice age, the land rose as the heavy load of the glaciers fell away, and began to look as it does today.The capital city area continued to be shaped by earthquakes & volcanic eruptions.The largest river to run through Reykjavik is the Ellidaá river, which is non navigable & one of the best Salmon fishing rivers in the country. Temperatures very rarely drop below -15 C(5 F) in the winter. Summers are cool, with temperature fluctuating between 10 to 15 C(50 to 59 F).
Reykjavik airport, the second largest airport in the country (after Keflavik international airport) is positioned inside the city. It is mainly used for domestic flights, as well as flights to Greenland & the Faroe Islands.
Reykjavik has two seaports, the old harbor near the city centre mainly used by fisherman & cruise ships and Sundahofn in the east city, is the largest cargo port of the country.There are no public railways in Iceland, due to sparse population.
Volcanic activity provides Rekjavik with geothermal heating systems for both residential & industrial districts. Most of the district heating in Iceland comes from three main geothermal power plants.
The National Museum holds the history of the nation, while the National Library, just opposite it, has the nation’s books and records. There are many art galleries and museums throughout the area and the new concert hall complex by Reykjavik’s harbor, Harpa, has a full program each month.The striking concrete Hallgrinskirkja church & rotating Perlan glass dome offer sweeping views of the sea and nearby hills.