House in Reykjavik with northern lights view

House in Reykjavik with northern lights view

Reykjavik is the capital of frosty Iceland. You should not have even a shred of doubt about visiting the city. Speaking clearly you have to go there! Reykjavik is the northernmost capital in the world and the largest in Iceland, although you can walk it around for only half a day. However, to visit all the points of interest in the "world’s cultural capital", that is the title UNESCO assigned to Reykjavik, you will need much more time, because there is really something to see.

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According to the history, a long time ago a small group of Vikings, traveling in Iceland, wandered into an incredibly beautiful and unusual place. They were so fascinated by the columns steam rising from the hot springs that they did not think long about the name of their new home - "The smoking Gulf."

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Much water has flown under the bridges since then, but the city still may boast not only of its pristine nature, but also of the cleanest air! And all that thanks to the absence of industrial facilities and the presence of the very hot springs, which water heats the houses of local residents, and save them from the use of boilers.

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In addition to many benefits existing in this wonderful city, there is a natural phenomenon - the northern lights and there you can enjoy it directly from the terrace of your own home, sitting in a large chair, wrapped into soft blanket and sipping a hot chocolate.