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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.

    Reykjavik in Iceland
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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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    Midnight Sun

    by albert34 Written Jul 1, 2009

    Only in late June.
    This picture was taken on Summer solstice just at 12 PM when sunset is at 12,04 PM.The place is near the Maritime Museum,Reykjavik.

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    Stjórmarrádid (Government House)

    by MM212 Updated Nov 20, 2007

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    Originally built as a prison, this 1760 building is now the Government House. The prime minister's offices are located within. The building looks more like a stable or a farmhouse!

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    Gimli

    by MM212 Updated Nov 20, 2007

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    One of Reyjavík's old houses, built in 1905, is now the Icelandic Tourist Board... a useful address to know.

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    Government House

    by Jim_Eliason Written Oct 15, 2006

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    Built in the 1700's as a jail, this building is now the office of the president and prime minister. This is one of the oldest buildings in town.

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    Minature Iceland

    by hat53 Written Aug 15, 2004

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    In the Town Hall there is a model of Iceland. It is about 80 square meters and you can see all the details of the country. It is 3D so you can see the differences in heights.
    There is no admission.

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