Reykjavik Attractions

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Reykjavik Attractions

Reykjavik – the capital and main cultural center of Iceland. The rich history and unique culture resulted in beautiful architecture and unusual attractions, which we will tell you today.

Blue Lagoon – famous landmark of Reykjavik

Blue Lagoon – is the ideal place for rest and recovery of the body and soul. It is a huge natural swimming pool, where the water cleans and fills the life of everyone rich in trace elements and healing salt. These thermal waters have long been a major health resort not only in Reykjavik, but the whole country. Now I understand why the Blue Lagoon – is the most popular attraction of the city.

Perlan or “Pearl” Reykjavik

Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik's landmark

If you want to eat well and have a great time with your family, the Perlan is the best choice. This memo for more than 20 years to please its visitors elegant revolving restaurant with a viewing platform, inexpensive family restaurants and a spacious hall, which often hosts various concerts and performances. Besides all this, it is another attraction and natural Reykjavik boiler, which supplies people with hot geothermal water in the cold winter evenings. The fact that the Perlan is situated on a hill just above the natural source from which water is very convenient to carry out the city. Be sure to visit the “Pearl” and enjoy all the benefits of the attractions.

The Valley of Geysers – the Natural Park of Reykjavik entertainment.

Visit to the Valley of Geysers – this is one of the most exciting events on the tour. The name of this stunning sights speaks for itself and needs no introduction. There is only you, a camera and a variety of geysers, which erupt every few minutes. There are so powerful springs that spew water to tens of meters into the sky!

To remember these moments for a lifetime, here there is a small gift shop where one can buy a gift set or a small informative brochure about the Valley of Geysers.

Reykjavik. Attraction Bessastadir

The Valley of Geysers - Landmark of Reykjavik

Bessastadir – one of the few architectural structures of the XVIII century, which is safely reached our days. For two centuries it was used as a private educational institution, and only the state was passed in 1944. Since then, the attraction is the official residence of the President in Reykjavik.

On the territory of the memo is the oldest stone building in Iceland – a small church, the interior of which has not changed since the time of construction in 1796. Around this small church Bessastadir residence runs a lot of interesting stories and legends, the best of which you will surely tell the guide.

Folk Museum – historic landmark of Reykjavik

Folk Museum is a small village of the XIX century. It is located just a few kilometers from the center of Reykjavik and is very popular among tourists. All buildings have been preserved in its original form and open to the public. Special attention attracts the rustic caf? and antique blacksmith shop in Reykjavik. Children enjoy a large barn and a farm where they can splash around and run over. That’s a historic landmark can easily become a place for a family holiday.

Castle of the Gods and the natural beauty of Reykjavik

The Valley of Geysers - Landmark of Reykjavik

In the capital of Iceland there are many attractions, fascinating tourists at any time of the year. Perhaps one of the most interesting is the Castle of the Gods. The history of this memo has already lasted more than 1,000 years and every year creates a new interesting facts about yourself. The castle is located at an altitude of over 1400 meters and offers tourists the magnificent scenery of the mountain range, glacial river and canyon.

Legend has it that in 1000, the year the local population became Christian, and pagan idols began to fold with places of honor at the Castle of the Gods. After that gold veins castle caves closed at all times. However, nowadays there are still brave souls, which does not leave hope to find the lost treasures of gold. Be sure to enter this attraction in your tour of Reykjavik and you can be able to find a gold mine!

Laugavegur Street – shopping and entertainment in Reykjavik

Castle of the Gods - Landmark of Reykjavik

Laugavegur Street – not just the main shopping artery of the city, but also the site of the old shops in the whole of Iceland. It is the largest center of the cluster of tourists and locals alike, as only here you can feel the true spirit of the old Reykjavik without modern shops and supermarkets. Laugavegur will appreciate the themed bars and restaurants, which are transmitted from generation to generation, keeping the flavor and uniqueness.

For all who want to dance and have fun running some great nightclubs, where the best DJs regularly perform in Iceland. Attraction is the only street, Laugavegur, where life abounds around the clock, do not fall asleep for a minute.

Reykjavik Attractions
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Written by: John K
Date Published: 03/27/2016
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