Reykjavik, trip to the capital of Iceland, Sights

hallgrimskirkja church reykjavik
hallgrimskirkja church reykjavik

Information for visiting Reykjavik with indication of the places of interest to visit and attractions not to be missed.

Guide Reykjavik

Reykjavik, capital of Iceland, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf Faxaflói receives about 60% of the population of the island, which has about 300,000 inhabitants. Reykjavik, a term that means “smoky bay”, was named by early settlers who came to the island to the columns of steam that rose in the area.

The urban development of the city began in the mid-eighteenth century to the judge about Skuli Magnusson, considered the Father of Reykjavik, which undertook significant for the growth of the economy of the country, strengthening the activities of weaving and processing of wool.

Things to do in Reykjavik

In a large open-air museum, the Museum Reykjavik-Arbaejarsafn, are a group of houses and huts decorated nineteenth century, which allow you to have a vision on the life of the city at that time. The warm waters in the subsurface geothermal are a special feature of these places of Ice and Fire, is an example of the Blue Lagoon which is located at a distance of about 40 minutes from Reykjavik.

The lagoon is inserted in a spectacular lava landscape, and is characterized by warm waters, rich in minerals, where you can swim, outdoor, in waters of more than 40 ° C. From the top of the bell tower of the church Hallgrímskirkja, a work of modern architecture that stands on top of a hill in the center of Reykjavik, we can admire a beautiful view over the city.