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Our mayor holding a speech - electing...
Our mayor holding a speech - electing...
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Perlan is a upper-class restaurant built on top of water storage tanks at Öskjuhlíð hill near downtown Reykjavík. Controversial while being built but now generally viewed as a beautiful building and major landmark in the city. In the vicinity is a small forest and a popular outdoor area for Reykjavík´s citizens. Also there is a artificial geyser that blows at regular intervals.
Perlan restaurant offers both fine dinner and you can drop for a coffee and cake during the day. I haven´t dined there for a while, it is more of a tourist attraction than a regular place for locals. Still it is probably very interesting to see when in Reykjavík, great views from the balcony or the rotating restaurant.Öskjuhlíð however is very popular amongs locals for hiking, jogging and cycling. It connects with Nauthólsvík beach. The hill is also inhabited by rabbits and there are not many other places in...
Planning for Iceland trip
Hi!I'm also going in Mid-Nov (19-26th), Iceland is going to be cold no matter the season but temperature is expected to be around -1c to 2c. Similar to England, however I hear the wind mixed with rain is the real killer in Iceland. Apparently umbrellas are useless in Iceland, and expect rain and wind on your face at any time even if it appears sunny in the morning.I just bought a wind/rain jacket for £180 made of a very thin plasticky kind of material. This is all right as I have a fleece jacket to go underneath, a kathmandu thermal top and undergarment. Most people are saying to wear layers of clothes instead of 2 pieces of bulky ones (like a ski jacket and a thick jumper as I would normally do). With layered clothing you can take off/put on depending on where you are travelling, stopping over for a break or visiting a site. I have ski pants that are water and wind proof, but I'm still...
Hello There, The weather over the past few days in Reykjavík has been very cold and wintery and snow arrived as well. The best advice would be to bring a clothes that keep you warm, wind and water proof. The temperature today is around 2degrees and can get colder, so nice warm, cosy clothes is a good recommendation. It can get very windy in the winter time here and also alongside with the cold weather, I would recommend also to get a pair of decent shoes as well, they don't need to be expensive but warm and cosy shoes that are waterproof as there tends to be a lot of rain, snow, ice, slush in the winter time as well. The tourist office in the BSÍ Bus Station and also in Downtown Reykjavík is open all year round, so you should have no worries. Have a fun trip.
"What's On in Reykjavik" - free comprehensive info
"What's On in Reykjavik" is a free brochure, actually more like a brochure on Reykjavik events and activities, culture and practical tourist information. A handy mix of advertisements and info and calendar of events. Very useful - get it at first opportunity! Check www.whatson.is if you have no paper copy.
Good, free city map
The Icelanders are big pushers of free maps. A lot of space is taken up by advertisements, but the following map can be recommended as suitable for walking and driving in Akurayri, Reykjavik, Kopavogur and Hafnarfjordur: "Big Map", by Enjoy More of Iceland 2004-05.
Iceland- one of the world's most expensive places
Iceland is one of the world's most expensive countries. Car rental or van rental, as was the case with our family, was unquestionably the most costly part of our Icelandic adventure. To truly understand Iceland one must travel outside the city and experience nature in all its majesty and variety. Plan to spend more time and money than you expect.
Pulbic Sculpture - Viking shield story
Oh - I'm not sure of the name of this piece, or who created it. I should take good notes when I'm walking around. This piece is found in the public park just to the south of Lake Tjorn in central Reykjavik. It has that identifiably "modern nordic" look to it, doesn't it!
Public Sculpture - Olafur Thors
Olafur Thors (1892-1964) was a leading Icelandic politician of the 20th century. Associated with the Independence Party, he helped lead the country in the early days after its detachment from Denmark during World War II. In all, he served as Prime Minister on five seaprate occasions. His statue is located in the public park just to the south of Lake Tj?rn.
View from Lake Tjorn
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.
Radhus (City Hall)
Reykjavik's City Hall is a modernist structure with considerable heft. The facade which faces the city is rather brutal, even barbaric with its massive plain face of unadorned concrete. But the side of the building which faces lake Tjron ("the pond") does a good job of integrating with its surroundings.
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