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    Ingolfstorg

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Oct 16, 2006

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    This square is at the heart of Reykjavik and houses the tourist information shop along with restaurants and souvenier shops. In the center are the thermal vents, reminding you that the whole island is subject to volcanic activity.

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    Old Town Reykjavik

    by Jessica88 Written Feb 26, 2006

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    "Reykjavik's the most atmospheric city in Europe." Egor Tyurin

    Here, you get a sense of what the town was like before all the "trendies" moved in. With cute, original buildings still remaining and great little cafes located around the area, it's a nice place to stop and indulge in some people watching - or certainly warm up! The Icelandic architecture here is really interesting, with bright colours and picturesque designs. There are opportunities here to visit the plentiful museums, galleries and monuments which line this area of the city and it also provides a great opportunity to buy some authentic souvenirs. There are wool shops a plenty here and the Icelandic sweaters and wool goods are beautifully crafted. At night, do not underestimate this area either. Although it is less lively than the cooler, modern district, it has traditional pubs and bars that fill up quickly.

    Lively city square.
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    Laugarnes Peninsula...

    by coceng Written Aug 31, 2004

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    Still on Laugarness Peninsula, I pointed my camera towards the sea...Look at the clouds; Look at the horizon; Look at the grass...Just looking at my photo !
    Definitely worth a great memory being in Reykjavik City !

    Laugarnes, Iceland
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    Laugarnes Peninsula...

    by coceng Written Aug 31, 2004

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    Next, Siggi drove me to Laugarness Peninsula. It's just so beautiful !
    It was I think nearly midnight but the sun was still shining on the horizon !
    I could see Reykjavik from this peninsula...

    Laugarnes, Iceland
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    Around Reykjavik...

    by coceng Written Aug 30, 2004

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    Siggi looked at me & asked, "How's everything ?".
    I said, "So beautiful ! So enchanting !".
    Siggi just smiled & drove me to yet more sights around Reykjavik...
    I caught another sight, a natural sight !
    The mountain, the sky, the clouds...Everything is so blue ! I said that again & again...
    If you love nature, you MUST come to Iceland !

    View on Reykjavik, Iceland
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    Around Reykjavik...

    by coceng Updated Aug 30, 2004

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    Reykjavik was the first place in Iceland to be settled. Now, it is also known as 'The Smokeless City' thanks to its winds & reliance on geothermal heat...
    Now, we can see The Parliament Building (Alpingishusid) on Austurvollur Square, literally means 'The Eastern Field'.
    This building is also called The Alping. Built in 1881...

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    Around Reykjavik...

    by coceng Written Aug 30, 2004

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    Reykjavik was the first place in Iceland to be settled. Now, it is also known as 'The Smokeless City' thanks to its winds & reliance on geothermal heat...
    My photo is showing the statue of nationalist Jon Sigurdsson, the leader of the movement fighting for independence from Denmark, stands on Austurvvllur opposite the Parliament House.

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    City Of The North...

    by coceng Written Jul 13, 2004

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    Reykjavik is Iceland's capital. It's laidback, surrounded by mountain sceneries & has many nice (quirky, that's a compliment !) museums, architectures & art objects scattered around the capital.
    This photo is the first photo of Reykjavik that I took coming from the airport, on my friend's car.
    I wanted to capture the Icelandic sky !

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    Soak in the natural geothermal springs

    by bzh Written Mar 8, 2003

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    Iceland is at the junction between the Amrican and European techtonic plaques. This results in active volcanoes, geysers and geothermal springs. The easiest to get to from Reykjavik is the Blue Lagoon. The lagoon is in fact a hot water pool of effluent from the Svartsengi power plant that works using the natural geothermal spring. Whatever the weather outside, relax in the naturally hot water to wear off the stress of the day. I liked it so much I went there twice in three days. To get there, take one of the Grindavik buses for Ikr600 each way. Entrance will cost you Ikr700.

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    Icelandic Phallological Museum

    by vaibhavshetty Written Jul 20, 2013

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    You have to see this. It’s hilarious and very creative. Never seen anything like this anywhere. 1000 isk well spent. :)

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    The Old Town continued.

    by IreneMcKay Updated Jun 16, 2013

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    The old town is also home to the parliament building and the Domkirkja. I did not have room for their pictures on the last tip.

    The Domkirkja. The parliament. Sculpture in the old town. That square again - guess I liked it.
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    Interesting sculpture and house.

    by IreneMcKay Updated Jun 16, 2013

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    We passed this sculpture that looks like a whale's tail rising out of the ocean near the Catholic Church.

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    Sun-craft

    by smirnofforiginal Written Apr 27, 2011

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    A sculpture by the artist Jón Gunnar Árnason.
    It resembles a ship - perhaps a Viking longboat and sits in a beautiful position with a backdrop of sea and snow-capped mountain.

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    Tourist Information Bureau and Exchange

    by gordonilla Written Jul 18, 2010

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    The bureau is located in the city centre and near to cafes, restaurants and various Government institutions. The staff are friendly, professional and very competent.

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    Skógarfoss

    by amazingclick Written Sep 12, 2009

    This is a nice water falls which you can see it from the highway on the way to Reykjavik. You can stop for 10 mins..take a few pics and drive off. No need to climb on top, there is no view.

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