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Reykjavik Travel Guide

Reykjavik Attractions

Hallgrimskirkja

Hallgrimskirkja

This landmark church, the tallest building in Iceland, dominates the city from its highest point and is visible on a sunny day from up to 10 miles (16km) away. Named after the 17th-century...

National Museum

National Museum

The recently refurbished National Museum of Iceland is the best place to become acquainted with the folklore, history and culture of this fascinating nation. The museum contains around...

Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens

The lush, green Reykjavik Botanic Garden is a haven for strollers. It is planted with a large collection of Icelandic indigenous plants and other plant collections, which give an idea of the...

Einar Jónsson Museum

Einar Jónsson Museum

Einar Jónsson was Iceland's foremost sculptor, and he himself designed and established this museum, which contains over 300 of his works spanning his 60-year career. The museum building itself is...

Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon

A favourite and unique attraction close to Reykjavik, about 30 miles (50km) south west of the city, is the man-made geothermal 'Blue Lagoon', set in a lava field, filled with mineral-rich...

Gullfoss Falls

Gullfoss Falls

Iceland's famed Gullfoss (Golden) Falls are justly rated among the most beautiful in the world, and make for a popular day trip from Reykjavik. The falls, with their awesome double-cascade,...

Geysir

Geysir

The weird landscape of the Haukadalur valley in Iceland's southern lowlands, where hot springs spout and mud pots bubble, has been dominated for centuries by the 'granddaddy' of all geysers, the...

Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir National Park

The national park of Thingvellir, 30 miles (50km) east of Reykjavik, is not only Iceland's most important historic site, but also a place of natural and geological wonder. It was here that...

Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis

The Aurora Borealis - or Northern Lights - are one of nature's most celebrated, most beautiful and rarest occurrences. Caused by collisions between charged particles in the highest reaches of...

Jökulsárlón

Jökulsárlón

Jökulsárlón - literally, 'glacier lagoon' - is the largest glacial lake in Iceland, and an enormously popular tourist attraction. The site shot to prominence after being featured in Hollywood...

Hidden People

Hidden People

Never mind the Vikings, one of Iceland's most interesting cultural drawcards must surely be the Huldufólk, or 'Hidden People'. In Icelandic folklore, the Huldufólk are akin to elves - invisible,...

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