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[Europe Travel] Iceland: Reykjavik

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Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland and is a city with a lot of tourists. Since it is below the aurora line, it is possible to observe the aurora even in the city. Reykjavik has many natural spots and is famous for the midnight sun in winter. It is a popular spot where you can enjoy a magnificent view of nature with various attractions such as the world’s largest open-air hot spring. About two-thirds of Iceland’s total population is concentrated in the Reykjavik region.

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Location

Reykjavik is a city located in the western part of Iceland.

History

Reykjavik has been inhabited by Normans since the 800s. A village was formed, but it was a small village. Reykjavik develops from the modern era. The wool industry has flourished and economic development has begun. In the 19th century, an independence movement from Denmark took place, and the Kingdom of Iceland was established in 1918. Reykjavik has become the capital. Reykjavik’s fishing industry has evolved into one of the major industries.

Climate

Reykjavik belongs to the marine west coast climate. It is an area with few sunny days and very strong winds, so the weather changes drastically. Temperatures range from -10 ° C to 25 ° C throughout the year.

Language

Icelandic is the official language in Iceland. In addition, English and Danish are compulsory compulsory education and can handle many languages.

Security

Iceland is very safe overall. It is one of the safest places in the world, and it is so stable that some locals go out without locking it.

Race

Most of them are Icelanders.

industry

Reykjavik has a very active fishing industry. And Reykjavik has a very strong tourism industry, and the number of visitors is increasing year by year.

religion

Most of them are Icelandic churches.

currency

Iceland krona is used.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Hallgrimskirkja Church 

The Hallgrímskirk is a symbolic church in the city center of Reykjavik. A large pipe organ is installed, and many festivals are held inside.

Sightseeing spot 2 : HARPA conference centre

The conference center is a contemporary landmark in Reykjavik. The uniquely shaped building is covered with glass all over, and is designed in the image of Icelandic basalt. There is also a cafeteria and an observatory.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Perlan

Perlan is a dome-shaped building with an exhibition of Icelandic natural sciences inside. Planetariums are popular and you can learn about Iceland’s nature with powerful footage.

Sightseeing spot 4 : National Museum of Iceland

The National Museum of Iceland is a museum exhibiting cultural properties. Learn about Icelandic culture and ethnicity. There is a traditional costume fitting corner where you can experience Icelandic culture.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Sundhöllin

A bathing facility in Reykjavik. Inside, there are various areas such as a swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and jacuzzi. Since it is carefully cleaned, hygiene is also safe.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Sun voyager

Street art by the sea in Reykjavik. It has a unique shape like a whale bone and is installed facing the sea.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Arbær

The Arbær Open-Air Museum is a relocation spot for buildings, and the site has an atmosphere that recreates the Icelandic settlements of the 19th century. The staff, dressed in traditional Icelandic costumes, will treat you in a friendly manner.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Laugavegur Street

The famous streets of Reykjavik are lined with shops, fashionable miscellaneous goods and souvenir shops. There are cafes and restaurants, and there is also a supermarket where you can buy everyday items.

Sightseeing spot 9 : Grotta Lighthouse

Grotta’s lighthouse has a beautiful landscape. At night, you can enjoy the northern lights if the conditions are right. It is gaining popularity as a leisurely strolling spot.

Sightseeing spot 10 : Eimverk Distillery

This is a distillery, a workshop that makes whiskey “Floki”. You can drink whiskey made by hand.

Sightseeing spot 11 : Kolaportið flea market

The Reykjavik flea market is located near the port of Reykjavik and offers a variety of interesting items, including local produce.

Sightseeing spot 12 : Blue lagoon

A famous place for hot springs in Iceland. Hot water contains a lot of salt and minerals, so you can get a beautiful skin effect.

Sightseeing spot 13 : Gullfoss

Gullfoss is called the Golden Waterfall. A great spot to experience the magnificent nature of Iceland. It is a waterfall that you can enjoy sightseeing without freezing even in winter.

Sightseeing spot 14 : Geysir

There is a geyser. A spot where steam rises from a crack on the surface of the earth and suddenly hot water blows up like a fountain. Iceland’s largest geyser.

Hotel

Reykjavik has plenty of accommodation. The nearest airport is Keflavik International Airport. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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