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Reykjavik, Iceland. City #4 on 2017’s Top 12 Must-Visit Cities

Reykjavik! Discover what this magical, snow-capped beauty of a paradise has in store for you.

Reykjavik, Iceland

This must visit city, the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik is a scene to lay ones eyes on.

Norther Lights, snow mountains for miles, ice caves, ice hotels, igloos….the list goes on and on.

When people think of Iceland, they unfortunately compare it to, say, Alaska. Full of ice, snow, and bleak. However, what most people don’t know is that Iceland is quickly becoming a hotspot destination and is something most definitely worth checking out.

Golden Circle Route

Geysers in the Golden Circle

Covering about 190 miles from Reykjavik to the southern uplands of Iceland and back, here you can find the most activities and tourist destinations in all of Iceland.

One can find a variety of sights to see, including craters, geysers, and more!

Here’s an awesome guide by Expert Vagabond on Driving Iceland’s Golden Circle.

Blue Lagoon

Mud masks? Dip into a geothermal pool? Spas and massages everywhere? Look no further than this natural wonder in Iceland.

For more info, check out the official Blue Lagoon website here.

Northern Lights

One of the greatest wonders of the world is the Northern Lights, which can be seen from August through April the following year. The lights can be seen from downtown Reykjavik, but can best be seen from a little further out North of the country.

To learn more about the Northern Lights, check out this great Iceland guide.

Iceland Aurora from Iceland Aurora Films on Vimeo.

Laugardalur Valley

One of the most visited parks in the capital of Iceland, Laugardalur is the place to be for strolls in the park, geothermal pools, and greenery.

A prime place to play sports, entertain yourself with yearly events, and even stay in a youth hostel, there’s so much to do in this scenic landmark of Iceland.

National Museum of Iceland

Established in 1863, the National Museum of Iceland is filled with enlightening treasures from throughout Icelandic history, including the arts, religion, culture, and much more.

Hallgrimur’s Church

A Lutheran church of Iceland, this amazingly awe-inspiring church is one of the most famous landmarks. Construction started in 1945, and it took 41 years to build the church thereafter.

Built using multiple architectural styles (mainly Expressionist), the church was meant to outshine the Catholic Church of Iceland with it’s tall spire of a tower.

If you plan on visiting Iceland, make sure to add Hallgrimur’s Church to your list of sights to see and must visit.

Want to know more about Reykjavik, Iceland, including their currency, must-know facts, tips/tricks from a traveler, and more? Stay tuned for the full downloadable guide soon!

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