Reykjavík

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Facts About Reykjavík

Regional Population: 113,906

Elevation: 171 meters

Time Zone: Atlantic/Reykjavik

Latitude: 64.15

Longitude: -21.95

Nearby Airports: KEF, RKV

Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland, the only city in the country and the world's northernmost national capital. It is also Iceland's tourism capital, with a world-famous nightlife and over 100 different bars and clubs, most located on Laugavegur and its side streets.

However, drinks are very expensive in Reykjavik's bars, and many locals and visitors instead congregate and drink at several outdoor geothermal swimming pools in the city. These are an important part of Icelandic culture and a great way to relax with Icelanders.

Tourists would also be well-advised to take a walk around the Old City, check out the view from Perlan (a rotating restaurant atop the water towers), and visit the Hallgrímskirkja, a hilltop church with a famous statue of Leif Ericsson. Reykjavik is also a great place for outdoor and natural pursuits, such as horseback riding, whale watching, whitewater rafting and snowmobiling. Venture beyond the capital to experience the country's stunningly beautiful strange and surreal landscapes.

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