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Reykjavík Capital Area

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The Reykjavík Capital Area is the country's largest and most populated city and currently home to 232.070 people (2019), that's two-thirds of the entire Icelandic population! 

Click on the map to find attractions in that neighborhood. 

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The Northern Lights

The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, can be experienced in Iceland during the winter time on clear crisp nights, where they appear in a variety of colours and intensity.

The Settlement Exhibition

In 2001 archaeological remains were excavated in Adalstræti, which turned out to be the oldest relics of human habitation in Reykjavík!

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum was opened in May 2002. The museum is divided into two categories; geological and zoological.

Viðey Island

A little treasure in the heart of Reykjavík, where visitors can enjoy a relaxing but also adventurous quick getaway from city life.
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Museum of Design and Applied Art

The founding charter of the Museum of Design and Applied Art states that the Museum is to collect and preserve the part of Icelandic cultural history encompassing design, especially from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day.

GRÓTTA LIGHTHOUSE

Grotta Lighthouse is a small lighthouse at the north-westernmost point of Reykjavik, Iceland. Located on the Seltjarnarnes peninsula, it’s a perfect place to enjoy the outdoors, go for a walk, or do some bird watching.
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Árbær Open Air Museum

Árbær is an open air museum with more than 20 buildings that form a town square, a village and a farm. Most of the buildings have been relocated from central Reykjavík.

Hafnarborg- The Hafnarfjörður Centre of Culture...

The museum was formally opened in May 1988, after Dr. Sverrir Magnússon and his wife Ingibjörg Sigurjónsdóttir laid the foundation for Hafnarborg by donating their considerable collection of art and their house in the centre of Hafnarfjördur.