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Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, is located on the peninsula Seltjarnarnes head of Faxaflói. The city is also Iceland’s cultural and financial center – and also the most important port city on the island. Over 60% of the population Island live in the capital, which has a population of about 120,000 (2010).The town dates back to the late 800s, but as late as in 1801 the population was only ca. 600.
Among the attractions are its modern Hallgrimskirkja, which is Iceland’s largest church and the brand new concert hall and opera house Harpa (inaugurated in 2011). Also Perlan – the original water tower, which in 1991 was converted into a restaurant and museum, must be mentioned. The top is covered with a glass ball, and here there are great views over the city. Otherwise, the Althingi, Iceland’s parliament building from 1881, a popular tourist destination. Also the national museum and cultural center (where there is an exciting collection of handwriting) is well worth a visit.
The main shopping street Laugavegur Raykjavik is, and you need some special recreation, one should take a trip to Nauthólsvík far south of the city, the world’s only heated seashore.
The country’s second largest Airport – Reykjavík Airport – the main airport for domestic traffic, while most of the international traffic goes from Keflavík Airport, which is approx. 40 km southwest of the capital.