Introduction to Reykjavik

Reykjavik – also known as Iceland's capital and only city for that matter. Home to the Northern Lights - also known as Aurora Borealis or the-most-awesome-thing-you-will-ever-see. In winter, especially on crisp, clear days, an amazing kaleidoscope of colours blanket the sky – twirling shades of greens, pinks, purples and blazing oranges. Just imagine, kicking back on a boat with a chilled cider in hand and taking in this spectacular sight. It almost doesn’t seem real.

The natural wonders here aren’t just spectacular, they’re also seriously relaxing. Take the Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach, a golden sand paradise where the sea meets hot geothermal water and attracts both locals and tourists alike. People flock to the bay to sun-bake, sail or swim. All year round you’ll find people using the hot tubs and steam baths, even when the temperatures are below freezing.

And that’s just the beginning of what the world’s most northern capital promises. The people of Iceland value their natural landscapes so much that they’ve crafted the city of Reykjavik around nature reserves and country parks. Its blissful pretty much everywhere you look from majestic mountains to the east, the country’s best salmon river running through the centre of the city and lush landscape all around.

But it’s not just the natural surrounds that make Reykjavik so cool. It’s a charming city of contrasts complete with a village feel mashed together with a big city vibe. You’ll find all the things you’d expect in a shining Euro metropolis including fancy restaurants, cosy cafes and world class museums.

While the city is incredible, it really is the people that make Reykjavik so memorable. They’re peculiar, in a good way, in a creative way, in an awesome way. Think Björk but better!

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