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Reykjavik center - the pond
Favorite thing: Like most cities Reykjavik has a central area where you find the oldest part of the town. Reykjavíkurtjörn is the town's pond and here our Mayor is located. This can often be a beautiful spot, if the weather is good that is.
Tjörnin (The Pond)
Favorite thing: Tjörnin is located in the city center and close by are most of the atractions. The City Hall´s modern architecture makes a strong impression on the area.
Tjörnin has ample birdlife and most children being brought up in Reykjavík spent a few Sunday mornings feeding the birds on old bread from a loacal bakery.
Fondest memory: On a still night, winter or summer, walking around Tjörnin after a good meal at one of Reykjavík´s restaurants offers a beautiful moment. If you´re lucky you´ll see magnificent sunset or the playful Aurora (depending on season).
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The tranquility of Tjornin
Favorite thing: Tjornin (The Pond) in the middle of old Reykjavik is partly surrounded by a park with paths for walking and/or biking. This can be a wonderful place to visit in good weather. There are over 40 species of birds that visit “The Pond” every year, ducks, swans and seabirds, including the arctic terns which nest in a small island in the middle of the water.
Favorite thing: Tjornin translates to 'the pond' and is surrounded by old Reykjavik. A tranquil park setting with paths for walking/biking, pleasant views and over 40 species of birds that visit. An island in the middle of the pond has nesting resident arctic terns. The terns are known to attack especially during nesting season. I did not have any problems as they kept to their island.
Be sure to visit the Tjörnin,...
Favorite thing: Be sure to visit the Tjörnin, the small lake in the heart of the old city. This is a great place to take a quiet stroll and escape the hustle and bustle of the nearby shopping district centered on Laugavegur. In the winter the hardy local waterfowl manage to keep one corner of the lake from freezing over.
Fondest memory: Tjornin Lake: I really like this photo, didn't expect it to turn out so well. The lake is right in the heart of the city, close to the Parliament Building & the Town Hall.
Clean and crisp
Favorite thing: The homes surrounding the pond are very charming and old most composed of corrugated metal. There aren't many trees in Iceland therefore wooden houses are not common.
This is a picture of lake...
Favorite thing: This is a picture of lake Tjörnin which is in the middle of downtown. We spent a good half an hour feeding the ducks with pieces of bread.
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