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  • the northernmost capital
    the northernmost capital
    by yooperprof
  • Snæfellsjökull
    Snæfellsjökull
    by SigFreyland
  • City views
    by Sharrie
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    View from Lake Tjorn

    by yooperprof Written Apr 16, 2006
    the northernmost capital

    Favorite thing: Reykjavik doesn't really have a skyline, but there are a number of nice places to get a sense of the cityscape. The mountains are never too far away - and the winter snow makes them appear even closer.

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    Reykjavík by night

    by SigFreyland Written Aug 24, 2004
    Reykjav��k by night

    Favorite thing: This one is taken from Perlan, the big resturant on top of the hill Öskjuhlíð. From Perlan you can see almost the whole city. This is the view to the north where you sometimes can see the beautiful glacier Snæfellsjökull in the backround. Here Hallgrímskirkja (the church) is rising up from the city.

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    The view from Reykjavík

    by SigFreyland Written Aug 24, 2004
    Sn��fellsj��kull

    Favorite thing: Looking over Reykjavík to the North you sometimes can see the glacier Snæfellsjökull which often is said to be the dorway to the center of Earth. Snæfelljökull is a beautiful glacier and an old volcano wich we have alot of here in Iceland. If the conditions are right the view from the glacier is spectacular

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    Introduction to city

    by Scandic Written Jan 27, 2004

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    Favorite thing: No doubt, Hallgrims church will be the one those buildnings that you will notice when arriving to Reykjavik. I use to live next to this wonderful church @ Nardjardsgata and visit there top of it often. It gives you a good city view and from there you can see 360' degrees around the town, you will see mountains and oceans, as well as downtown and harbor.

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    Reykjavik-meaning of the city name

    by Marionbcn Written Sep 4, 2003

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    centre of the city

    Favorite thing: Reykjavik means "Smoky Bay", so named by the first settler in the 9th century because of steam rising from geothermal hot springs. This geothermal energy is utilized to provide economical, non-polluting heating to the city's buildings.

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    Quaint little houses

    by Sharrie Written Feb 25, 2003

    Favorite thing: Reykjavik doesn't have many skyscrappers. Instead, it has many little houses painted in bright colors rendering it a cosy feeling to the city. I like it. It'd be great if we get to see more people on the streets! :-)

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    Capital City

    by seamandrew Updated Dec 12, 2002

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    City Skyline

    Favorite thing: Our favorite thing about Reykjavik had to be how small a big city it was (does that make sense?). We expected a much larger city (since it is the only city in Iceland with a population over 25,000 people), but we encountered a small city rich with culture and traditions. We also loved finding shops like Prada and McDonald's (none of which we visited since we can find them in New York) in this capital city that is always considered so isolated. Anyone can feel comfortable in Iceland! Well, you may need a warm coat in the winter but hopefully, you get the idea. Reykjavik is just another European city but then again, it's not. It's very unique!

    Fondest memory: The last night of our trip in Iceland was spent back in Reykjavik. That night, after dinner at Caruso's (see my restaurant tips), we were on our way back to the hotel room to call it a night. It was about 10:30 at night and Elisabeth took a look into the stars (how romantic!). To her surprise, there were the northern lights (Aurora borealis) shimmering in the night sky. They were a warm green color and very faint due to the city lights. They were nonetheless beautiful the perfect way to end our trip. Iceland was, in a word, AMAZING!

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    Great Views of the City

    by Vic5 Updated Oct 6, 2002
    View from the Perlan

    Fondest memory: The Hallgrims Church is not the only place for a good view of Reykjavik. A walkway on top of the Oskjuhlio water tanks also provides panoramic views. There's a cafe, revolving restaurant (Perlan), museum and artificial geyser here too.

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  • I am not sure, but I think...

    by good-old Written Sep 2, 2002

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    Favorite thing: I am not sure, but I think this picture was taken from the top of the Halgrims Church. And, as the icelanders say: Útsýni er frábært úr turninum á góðum degi. Meaning that the view from up there is amazing on a clear day.

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    Chris_Dahlia's General Tip

    by Chris_Dahlia Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Fondest memory: The heart of Reykjavik is the old city centre with its many charming historic buildings of stone and timber, contrasting with imaginative modern architecture and streets that are safe to walk by day or night.

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    Summertime

    by Bjorgvin Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Summer in the city.

    Fondest memory: Those few days every year we call summer, when the sun warms up the city and it comes alive with smiling people and you can have your coffee or a glass of wine or beer outside the restaurants in the city centre where this picture is taken.

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    by go_doggo Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Fondest memory: My husband and I were only in Reykjavik for one day. Since our visit was in the winter, we could only enjoy a few hours of daylight. We spent most of the time walking around Old Town and popping in and out of the shops. I would like to get back again sometime to go hiking and whale watching...

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    Visit the town

    by GUYON Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Reykjavik

    Favorite thing: Visit the town of Reykjavik.
    Compared to the other European capitals, we noticed the absence of ancient buildings. But everything is modern, clean and well organized.

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