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Aldeyjarfoss Waterfall

Aldeyjarfoss Waterfall (Sprengisandsleið) – located 6 ½ hours northwest of Reykjavik, this waterfall is only 20 meters in height. Yet, the ballast columns that frame it, and the water’s powdery blue color (confirming its glacial origins) make this natural site a worthy destination for many eco-tourists and nature lovers. Visitors who go through the moonscape-like […]

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Austur

Austur (Austurstraeti 7) – located at one of Reykjavik’s major shopping streets, this is a popular nightclub among both locals and visitors. Unlike some of the capital’s nightspots, which are casual (with drinking being the main activity), this is a full-fledged nightclub, with live DJs and a dress code that matches Austur’s sleek interior. International […]

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Argentina Steakhouse

Argentina Steakhouse (Barónsstíg 11, Reykjavik) –– Argentina Steakhouse has been a classic with Icelander´s since 1989 when the restaurant opened its doors. Being in downtown Reykjavik, Argentina Steakhouse is conveniently located for all visiting the Icelandic capital. Meat and fish, grilled Argentinean style using wooden coal, is the restaurants main fare. The outstanding skill and […]

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Kringlan

Kringlan (Kringlunni 4-12, Reykjavik) — this is the largest shopping mall in Iceland, with over 180 stores (along with restaurants and other amenities usually found in such shopping centers). Unlike its competitor (Smaralind) – which is toward the city’s outskirts, Kringlan is located in the heart of Reykjavik. Retailers found there include: Adidas, Benetton, Ecco, […]

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Akureyri Museum

Akureyri Museum (Adalstraeti 58, Akureyri) – this museum, located in the north central part of the country (almost 5 hours northeast of Reykjavik) offers two permanent exhibitions depicting the history of the area from settlement to modern times: “Eyjafjorður from Early Times” and “Akureyri – the Town on the Bay”. Many interesting and unique artifacts […]

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About Iceland

  Iceland, a once-unpopulated country, was first settled by Norwegian Vikings, with a settlement in the country’s capital (Reykjavik) established back in 870 AD. Since then, Iceland has been subjected to rule from both Norway, as well as by fellow Scandinavian power Denmark — including the 17th century, when Denmark and Norway were under a […]