Reykjavík - Iceland

Capital of Iceland - Reykjavik

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Reykjavik - capital of Iceland

Reykjavik is the northernmost major city in the world. In winter there are only 4 hours of sunlight, in the summer night, however, are very pale, almost a day. Reykjavik City, but in the moment about 115 thousand inhabitants, which are about 3 / 5 the entire population of Iceland. The name means in Reykjavik verbatim translation smoking bay. Named him the first settlers who saw a pair of ships based on hot springs on the coast.

cathedral Hallgrímskirkja
The main dominant Reykjavik - Church, the cathedral Hallgrímskirkja

Due to their height, 74.5 meters, is one of the tallest buildings in Iceland. Construction has been named after Hallgrímur Pétursson. Project by architect Gudjón Samúelsson in 1937. Its construction began in 1945, and 38 years later, 1986, was completed. With his height and location in the city centre has become one of its symbols.

Rádhús Reykjavíkur
Rádhús Reykjavíkur on the shore of Lake Tjörnin in the city centre.
Architecturally very interesting and striking city hall building in Reykjavik.

Artificial water
Artificial water from urban town hall.

Information Center
The ground floor of the building is located Information Center, galleries and the biggest tourist attraction is
plastic map of the entire island. Accessible there is also a very detailed map of Iceland.

Plastic map of Iceland
Plastic map of Iceland in the modern city hall in the center of Reykjavik.

Perlan served as a stack of hot water for the capital city. Now there are several shops,
Restaurant and cafe. The upper terrace is a panoramic view of the city and the whole surroundings Rejkjavík.
Until one of his tanks were located ság museum, which is dealing with exposure icelandic
saga, history and life Icelander way. The ground is also situated artificial geyser.

Residence Höfdi
Residence Höfdi where write history

viking ship
Sculpture on the coast - solar vessel (viking ship)

Modern sculpture
Modern sculpture in front of the building Perlan.

The Icelandic Parliament
The Icelandic Parliament

Street in the city
Street in the city centre

Street in the city
Street in the city centre

Street in the city
Street in the city centre

Reykjavik experienced in recent years, a huge building boom.

Turning to the city
Turning to the city from building Perlan.

Antique in the center of Reykjavik
Antique in the center of Reykjavik