On the southwest coast of Iceland is the capital Reykjavik. The airport is located outside the resort Keflavik serves as a hub for many international carriers as was seen in the ash cloud in 2010.
Things to Do in Reykjavik
Iceland has a lot to offer when it comes to nature and with Reykjavik on the island, you can always relax nature holiday with a city environment. The first thing that strikes a visitor is often the feeling of freedom in the city. There is plenty of space between the houses and the gates are wide, it breathes small town even though it lives in the order of 200 000 people here.
Are you interested in architecture, there are several modern buildings to visit. In the city you can view Reykjavik church, Hallgrims which was designed in the early 1900s. With the different architecture and tall bell tower, the church has become a bit of a landmark that is visible from all over town. The new concert and opera house opened in summer 2011 and has a facade of thousands of windows making the building itself is also a tourist destination for visitors who are not going to a concert .
For the more nature -hungry air travelers, there are plenty of outdoor experiences thanks to its unique nature with glaciers, mountains and geysers. Thorsmörk east of Reykjavík offers a hike in the magnificent scenery with a natural valley surrounded by mountains and there are more beautiful areas around the capital.
Bathing in hot springs
But what’s a vacation without swimming and shopping . Shopping can be done in the large shopping mall pretzel or along the street, Laugavegur, and despite the chilly weather, there are very good and unique bathing in Reykjavik. Thanks to the hot springs may Reykjavik not only power and hot water for their homes and industries, but the hot water is also used for bathing.
The Blue Lagoon is a mix of bath and spa. The mineral-rich water reaches a temperature of nearly 40 degrees, and is said to have beneficial properties for the skin. People come from all over the world to bathe in Iceland, the Blue Lagoon is a given destination.