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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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The city from above

It wasn't as sunny in the depths of winter, but the vistas from Hallgrimskirkja weren't any less awe-inspiring! All was covered in snow and with some blue skies we could still see the massive mountains in the far distance!

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tvdm
Feb 04, 2004

Amazing landscapes in the capital

Reykjavik is is situated in a peninsula whit a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on almost all sides. During the summer time, you can sit by the harbour at midnight and watch the sun dip slightly below the horizon, and then see how it makes its way up again.

The population of the city is about 170,000 when you include the outlying areas and smaller boroughs surrounding the capital.

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Marionbcn
Sep 04, 2003

Romantic walking

If you happen to be in Reykjavík on one of these few sunny days :) be sure to check out the sunset from the city's shoreline. The vast shoreline offers plenty of spots for romantic couples to cuddle up and admire the amazing views.

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snorril
Feb 26, 2004

Views from Hallgrimskirkja Church over Reykjavik

For some of the best views of Reykjavik you can't go wrong with a trip to the top of the famous Hallgrimur's Church tower (Hallgrimskirkja), Reykjavik's main landmark . The views from the tower are simply stunning, giving you a complete 360 degree view of the rooftops of the town and the surrounding sea and mountains.

The tower stands at an impressive 73m at its highest point. It is open every day from 09:00 - 20:00 with adults paying about 350 ISK and chicldren between 6 and 12 years old paying 50 ISK. It felt like we could see for hundreds of miles, thanks to the lovely clear weather that we had during our stay in Reykjavik.

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May 30, 2007
 
 
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Viðey Island

The beautiful island of Viðey next door to Reykjavík is rich in history, natural beauty and interesting sights to see. One of its most remarkable feature is Viðeyjarstofa (now a restaurant) in the restored High Sheriff's house dating from 1755.
Archaeological excavations have disclosed the fact, that the island was inhabited already in the 10th century. In the 12th century a church was built on the island and in 1225 a Augustine monastery was established there. It was abolished in 1539 after the reformation had started in Iceland. In the beginning of the 20. century the country's first harbour for ocean going vessels was built on the eastern part of the island and a small village developed there, which was deserted in 1943.
Visit the old church and the old manor house. A horse rental is open on the island in the summer and it is also possible to rent bicycles there. In the island's old schoolhouse is an exhibition of photographs depicting life in Viðey in earlier days.

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Bjorgvin
Aug 15, 2003

City centre

1. City Hall; 2. Parliament Building; 3. Dómkirkjan; 4. Tourist Information Center; 5. Flea market; 6. The Harbour House, Reykjavik Art Museum; 7. Reykjavik Museum of Photography, City Library, Reykjavik City Archives; 8. Catholic Church; 9. National Art Gallery; 10. Government House; 11. The Culture House, National Theatre, Supreme Court; 12. Living Art Museum; 13. National Museum of Iceland; 14. National and University Library; 15. University of Iceland; 16. Árni Magnússon Institute; 17. Telecommunication Museum; 18. Vesturbaer Outdoor Thermal Pool; 19. The Nordic House; 21. BSÍ Coach Terminal; 22. The Asgrimur Jonsson Collection; 23. ASI Art Gallery; 24. Einar Jonsson Museum; 25. Hallgrimskirkja; 26. National Hospital; 27. Reykjavik Indoor Thermal Pool; 28. Museum of Natural History

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Bjorgvin
Aug 24, 2002

The Church in Reykjavik

It is a landmark in Reykjavik. You would recognise this building easily as it is totally different from other buildings in Reykjavik. You can go into the church to have a look.

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castersugar43
May 11, 2005

Stroll around the City

Take a couple of hours to walk around the cities streets and squares, in winter there is hardly anyone around and it seems as if you have the whole place to yourself.

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Oct 14, 2004

Top 5 Reykjavík Region Writers

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"Iceland - in winter!"
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"Reykjavik 101"
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"Seamandrew's Reykjavik Region Page"
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"Iceland"
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"Reykjavik - wonderland :)"
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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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Perlan - The Pearl

There are telescopes on the view deck that you can see through if you have a few coins to spare, but it is not necessary as there is an excellent view of the old town and the nearby peninsula. Among...
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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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