Reykjavík, the Capital of Iceland
If the essential ingredients for a memorable journey are pleasure and new experiences, then a visit to Reykjavík is a memorable experience.
This is not only because of the city's remarkable natural beauty, crystal clear air, clean water and friendly residents, but also because of the wealth of activities it has to offer.
International influences flourish alongside old Icelandic cultural traditions and all visitors should be able to find something to engage their interest, be it in visits to museums or galleries, sporting events, concerts, exhibitions, or dining in one of the city´s many fine restaurants.
Only a short distance from the city are some of Iceland's most beautiful locations. This includes the nation´s “holy place”, Þingvellir, where the world's oldest parliament, the Althing, was established in 930 AD. Somewhat farther east are the renowned waterfall Gullfoss, “Golden Falls”, and the Geysir hot spring area, both fascinating in their own way.
And after a busy day's sightseeing what could be more refreshing than a dip in geothermally-heated spring water at one of the city´s open-air swimming pools?