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August 30, 2022

Ten fascinating facts about Reykjavík

Article by David Nikel

Iceland’s capital Reykjavik is home to just 233,000 people, just over half of which live in the city proper. Despite being a small city on the world scale, Reykjavik punches way above its weight due to its capital city status.

With almost two-thirds of Iceland’s residents living in the capital region, Reykjavik is one of the biggest small cities in the world. There are plenty of things to do in Reykjavik all year round, from diving into the island's Viking Age history to enjoying one of the many geothermal-heated pools.

To help with your trip planning, here are 10 fascinating facts about the Icelandic capital.

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