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Sirkus Street Festival Makes Reykjavik's Streets Come Alive

Sirkus Street Festival Makes Reykjavik's Streets Come Alive

Reykjavik is a cultural hot spot at the top of the world, but never is it more alive than during the Sirkus Street Festival where local and world traveling street performers gather together to put on some of the zaniest, most talented and intriguing street performances you're ever likely to get a chance to see.

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Reykjavik Serves Up Cultural Safari

Reykjavik Serves Up Cultural Safari

Reykjavik is a shining beacon of culture, art, and entertainment, but navigating all that is a herculean task that can lead a first time visitor – or even Reykjavik frequenter – to missing out on some of the city's best and most exciting features. Thankfully there's the Reykjavik Culture Safari, a multilingual walking event that promises to introduce travelers to all the city's sights – and best of all, it's free!

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Reykjavik Soon to Host Iceland's First Mosque

Reykjavik Soon to Host Iceland's First Mosque

Iceland is an island that's just about as far away from the middle east as you can get, so it's no surprise that it's taken this long for Reykjavik to pick up a mosque or two. Plans have finally come together for the construction of the new religious site, and it looks as though this new building will become one of Reykjavik's most distinctive features in the future.

The Reykjavík environment and planning board has kind of already promised the Association of Muslims in Iceland a building site in Sogamýri in Reykjavík, so they can build a mosque. Chairman of the planning board says they plan to honor that promise. This would be the first mosque in Iceland.

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The Vikings Have Returned to Reykjavik!

The Vikings Have Returned to Reykjavik!

Reykjavik is kicking off its first annual Viking Festival and that means plenty of wine and wenching for all! Or perhaps "lots of eating, drinking and merrymaking" is more appropriate? Whatever the case, for two days at least, the Vikings will return to Reykjavik in the form of a festival dedicated to the island's distant founders.

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Reykjavik Hosts Polish Indie Folk Band

Reykjavik Hosts Polish Indie Folk Band

It really doesn't matter what music you're in to, if you want a place with plenty of concerts to see, hit up Reykjavik and fast. If Polish indie folk music is your scene, then you're doubly lucky: Domowe Melodie, the famous Polish trio, are making their way in July, but whether they're your cup of tea or not, whatever you like you will find playing.

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Piccolo Italia Opens in Reykjavik

Piccolo Italia Opens in Reykjavik

For some reason, Reykjavik seems to fly under the radar of most travelers, a real tragedy because the city is home to a host of delightful surprises like the newly opened Piccolo Italia. Serving up authentic Italian cuisine at a reasonable price and the perfect place to eat for travelers taking their first plunge into Europe, the Piccolo Italia is just one surprise the Icelandic city has to offer.

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Reykjavik Hosts Suzuki Midnight Sun Run

Reykjavik Hosts Suzuki Midnight Sun Run

If you missed the sign-up for June 24th's Suzuki Midnight Sun Run, you might still be able to catch the race in person with a trip to Reykjavik. The gorgeous city serves as the perfect backdrop for the scenic marathon, and even if you're not competing, it's not an experience you'll want to let pass you by.

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Jeff Beck To Rock In Reykjavik

Jeff Beck To Rock In Reykjavik

He's famous all over the world, but for one night only Reykjavik will have exclusive access to the legendary rock-star Jeff Beck as he rocks out at the Háskólabíó theater. While there are plenty of concerts to see in Reykjavik, there's only one featuring a rock legend of Beck's caliber, and that's Beck's performance itself.

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Young Canadians Comes To Reykjavik

Young Canadians Comes To Reykjavik

Don't miss the Young Canadians and their much anticipated performance in Reykjavik. Combining the musical talents of Canadian Eamon McGrath, Oyama and Lake Forest to produce Iceland's greatest concert yet, Bar 11 is the place to be to catch the latest and greatest musical sensation coming out of Canada.

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Reykjavik Amongst Europe's Top 10

Reykjavik Amongst Europe's Top 10

If you're planning a tour of Europe, be sure not to miss the oft overlooked Reykjavik for your travels. Named one of Europe's top 10 cities to visit by both Cnn and Lonely Planet, you'd be doing yourself a great injustice to miss out on the fine entertainment and unique island culture on your European getaway.

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Cancel Your Plans, Divert To Reykjavik Now

Cancel Your Plans, Divert To Reykjavik Now

If you're traveling in October, I have some bad news for you: your plans are canceled and you're headed to Reykjavik, because you don't want to miss the Iceland Airwaves music festival and you'll never forgive yourself if you do. With over 30 bands now declaring for the event, it's likely to be a musical sensation remembered for generations.

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Reykjavik Celebrates Icelandic National Day

Reykjavik Celebrates Icelandic National Day

The city of Reykjavik was overwhelmed with the celebrations of nearly five decades since the nation's former establishment and independence from Danish rule. In a glorious display of national pride and Icelandic culture, residents took to the street waving flags and carrying on in nationalistic fervor.

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The Force is With Reykjavik's Quirky Mayor

The Force is With Reykjavik's Quirky Mayor

Reykjavik is a beautiful, deliciously quirky city near the top of the world, and with its mayor Jon Gnarr dressing in standard Jedi garb to cast his vote, it's hard to imagine a quirkier place this side of the Atlantic. Already dubbed the “most interesting mayor in the world,” at least this move can be explained: Reykjavik's voters elected a mayor who parodied politics in just one of their many interesting choices.

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Iceland's Reykjavik Music Mess Launches in May

Iceland's Reykjavik Music Mess Launches in May

The much anticipated alternative music festival Reykjavik Music Mess is set to last all weekend, and with it will come a host of the

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Reykjavik's Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center Wins Mies van der Rohe Award

Reykjavik's Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center Wins Mies van der Rohe Award

Looking for places to go in Reykjavik? Look no further than the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center, recent winner of the European Prize for Contemporary Architecture, the Mies van der Rohe Award. The wondrously unique building is one of Reykjavik's top sites to visit, and the rest of the world is taking notice!

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Ongoing 27th Reykjavik Arts Festival an Impressive Affair

Ongoing 27th Reykjavik Arts Festival an Impressive Affair

The Art, Space & Audience festival launched on the 17th of May and will continue to impress audiences in Reykjavik until the festival's close on June 2nd. Bringing

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Reykjavik Art Museum a Sight to Behold

Reykjavik Art Museum a Sight to Behold

Featuring artists like legendary landscape painter Jóhannes S. Kjarval and designed by the rewoned architect Hannes Kr. Davíđsson, the three part Reykjavik Art Museum is a long standing cultural site in Reykjavik that must be beheld to truly touch upon the soul of the city. Located in the city's heart, the Kjarvalsstađir is one of Rekjavik's finest sights.

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Reykjavik Street Art a Wonder to Behold

Reykjavik Street Art a Wonder to Behold

Reykjavik isn't one of Europe's oldest or most well-known capitals, but it carries more than its weight when it comes to art and culture. Despite its comparatively small population of just over 200,000 people, the city has produced a whole generation of artists and art is visible across the city, with street art dominating almost every flat surface.

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Nordic-Style Hotel Opens in Reykjavik

Nordic-Style Hotel Opens in Reykjavik

Complete with 105 luxurious rooms each designed with a motif from Iceland's ancient calendar and set on the edge of Reykjavik's city center, Iceland's capital will see the opening of Reykjavik Lights Hotel, a Nordic style getaway perfect for easy access to Iceland's nightlife.

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Reykjavik Hosts 28th Open Chess Tournament

Reykjavik Hosts 28th Open Chess Tournament

Starting on February 19th and lasting eight days in the Harpa music hall, the exciting and much anticipated 28th Reykjavik Open 2013 chess tournament will draw in some of the most brilliant minds from around Europe and beyond to compete for an impressive 15,000 Euro first prize and many additional prizes for runners up and secondary categories.

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