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Reykjavik Sightseeing Tour
"Your Reykjavik sightseeing tour includes short stops at the following attractions:BessastadirVisit the presidential residence at Bessastadir built between 1761 and 1766 and home to Iceland's president. You’ll also stop in the town of Hafnarfjordur famous for having one of the largest settlements of elves and other mystical beings known as the ""hidden folk."" You will also visit the old fishing harbor and when possible the famous fish market.PerlanIn Reykjavik you'll go to the Perlan building which was built on water tanks that hold the city's hot water supply. Here you can enjoy the spectacular view over Reykjavik and its surroundings from Perlan’s top-floor revolving restaurant.Hofdi HouseExplore Hofdi House in northern Reykjavi where the all-important summit between President Ronald Reagan and Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev took place in 1986. You will also visit Hallgrimskirkja (the largest church in Iceland and one of its tallest structures) the University of Iceland area and the old town center
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Gulfoss and Geysir Express Half-Day Trip from Reykjavik
"You will visit Thingvellir where the Icelandic parliament Alpingi was established in 930. It is here in this geologically unique place that the slowly diverging tectonic plates of America and Europe meet. In 2004 Thingvellir was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List. The to the spouting hot spring of Geysir and Strokkur. Continuing your journey to Hveragerdi a small but beautiful horticultural town you will see how geothermal energy has been harnessed for the unique greenhouse cultivation of all kinds of vegetables exotic fruit and flowers."""
From EUR63.00
 
Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik
"The tour begins with a visit to the Nesjavellir power plant a geothermal area in the picturesque landscape of Lake Thingvallavatn (this part of the tour may not be included in winter). This really is ""green"" renewable energy as more than half of Reykjavik's population gets its energy from the Nesjavellir geothermal plant. Your tour also includes a visit to Thingvellir where the Icelandic parliament Althingi was founded in 930 making it the oldest functioning parliament in the world. It is here that the slowly diverging tectonic plates of America and Europe meet. Your tour continues to the beautiful waterfall of Gullfoss a highlight of any visit to Iceland along with the incredible spouting hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur. You will also visit Skalholt church
From EUR66.00

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Fishing, Iceland's most important industry

Fishing is Iceland's most important industry. There economy depends heavily on fishing yet only a small percentage of the population actually work in the fishing industry. Nonetheless, almost every coastal town, city, or village has a fishing fleet. An amazing figure is that about 75% of Iceland's population lives in Reykjavik and the economy which depends so heavily on the fishing industry is manned mostly my habitants of coastal communites and not Reykjavik per say.

Be sure to try the fish in Iceland, it's delicious!

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seamandrew
Jan 13, 2003

Fishing is very important to...

Fishing is very important to Iceland. It is a major part of the economy and also very prevalent in their cuisine.

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Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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Hallgrimskirkja

Hallgrímskirkja is our biggest church (kirkja=church) and is named after Hallgrímur Pétursson, a reverend and hymn writer (1614-1674) who wrote the beautiful hymns "Passíusálmar" which are Iceland's...
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Blue Lagoon

In 2013 the Blue Lagoon Chill party went from being an exclusive and fun outdoor party in the lagoon with bands and DJs to an indoor venue. All those videos you see online of people dancing in the...
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Blue Lagoon

It was August, it was +6 and rain, and we were sitting neck-deep in Blue Lagoon in the water +38 and even the cold rain, which was falling on our heads didn`t bother us. The experience is absolutely...
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Hallgrimskirkja

Worth a visit to this unusual modern cathedral that dominates the skyline of the city. Take the lift to the top for great views across the city and harbour. It is extremely windy up there and in the...
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Sólfarið - The Sun Voyager

It's not a bad sculpture at all, and it does call to mind the Viking history of Iceland, though that was not the original intent of the artist. If you read the wikipedia entry for this sculpture, it...
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Whale Watching

There are plenty of possibilities for whale watching on Iceland, and the sea outside Reykjavik is considered a good place for it. I went on the Hafsulan boat ran by Reykavik Whale Safari and Puffin...
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