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Living in Reykjavík

According to BBC, Iceland offers all the cultural perks of a larger city despite being one of Europes smallest capital cities.

With just 200,000 residents, Reykjavík ranks as one of Europe’s smallest capital cities. But when Iceland’s total population only hovers around 300,000, it makes sense that the capital is known as the “big city” and offers all the cultural perks of a much larger place.

The city has a surprisingly lively nightlife for its size; it’s always buzzing during weekday happy hour and can go on until the early morning on weekends. The spectacular scenery surrounding the city entrances locals as much as visitors. It even served as a filming location for many scenes in the popular Game of Thrones television show.

While travellers flock to Iceland for its scenery and geothermic wonders, residents also appreciate the country’s beauty and love how easy it is to get out of the city. Þingvellir National Park, located just 50km west of Reykjavík’s centre, has fishing, hiking and scuba diving, as well as a historic monument commemorating the Iceland’s first parliament, assembled here in 930 AD.

You can read the whole article here: http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20150722-living-in-reykjavk

Image and story source: BBC