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A day in nature

Step off the pavements and explore paradise - all within Reykjavík city limits! Taking a break from culture and civilization is a must for residents of Reykjavík and with such a healthy number of beautiful parks and gardens, an area of green respite is never too far away.

Heiðmörk nature reserve

Heiðmörk is the largest outdoor area in the vicinity of Reykjavík and belongs to the Green Scarf tha

Mount Esja

The mountain Esja (914 m (2,999 ft)), often called Esjan, is situated in about 10 km to the north of

Mount Úlfarsfell

Úlfarsfell is a mountain located in Mosfellsbær, a town which is a part of the Reykjavík capital are

Elliðaárdalur

Elliðaárdalur (Elliða river valley) is one of the largest green areas within the urban center of Rey

Krýsuvík

Not too far from the centre of Hafnarfjörður rest the remarkable solfatara fields of Krýsuvík, where

Viðey Island

Unspoiled nature reigns on the island of Viðey, which has a unique place in Icelandic history.

Reykjavik Botanical Garden

Reykjavik Botanical Garden is a living museum in the open air.

Klambratún park

Klambratún is one of the largest public parks in Reykjavik and puts a great look on the Hlíðar ne

The Island of Grótta and Grótta Lighthouse

The island of Grótta is a unique natural pearl in the western part of the capital region.

The pond and Hljómskálagarðurinn park

Few open areas in Reykjavik occupy a more solid place in the hearts of the city's inhabitants than T

Vífilsstaðir, Garðabær

Former tuberculosis hospital with a great environment for walks and outdoor activities. Vífilsstaði

Laugardalur valley and park

Laugardalur valley and park is undoubtedly the most popular outdoor area of Reykjavik, as the area i

Elliðavatn lake

Elliðavatn is a lake situated in the area of Reykjavík.

Reynisvatn lake

Reynisvatn is one of many small lakes within the city limits of Reykjavík and is located in Grafarho

Öskjuhlíð

Öskjuhlíð is a beautiful woodland area surrounding Perlan—one of Reykjavík's stunning landma

Mount Helgafell

Formed in the late Ice Age when a volcano erupted under a glacier, today Helgafell Mountain anchors

Leiðarendi lava cave

Leiðarendi is a lava tube located in a lava field close to Bláfjöll, the Blue Mountains, in south

Hvaleyrarvatn lake

A picturesque lake surrounded by forest and greenery.

Hellisgerði

You might be surprised to learn that in addition to its 30,000 human residents, Hafnarfjörður is

Kleifarvatn lake

Steps from the dramatic geothermal area at Krýsuvík Seltún lies the sweeping blue expanse of Klei

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