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Place Reykjavík

Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland. It is located in southwestern Iceland, on the southern shore of Faxaflói bay. Its latitude is 64°08′ N, making it the world’s northernmost capital of a sovereign state. With a population of around 131,136 , it is the centre of Iceland’s cultural, economic and governmental activity, and is a popular tourist destination.
Reykjavík is believed to be the location of the first permanent settlement in Iceland, which, according to Landnámabók, was established by Ingólfr Arnarson in AD 874. Until the 19th century, there was no urban planning in the city location. The city was founded in 1785 as an official trading town and grew steadily over the following decades, as it transformed into a regional and later national centre of commerce, population, and governmental activities. It is among the cleanest, greenest, and safest cities in the world.

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Audio Guide
Free Walking tour of Reykjavik
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Atlas Obscura 2018
2.84km
Ásatrú Temple

Discover Ásatrú Temple in Reykjavik, Iceland: Iceland's first pagan temple in 1,000 years is underway in Reykjavík.

Atlas Obscura 2017
0.33km
The Icelandic Punk Museum Is in an Underground Bathroom

This tiny museum's sizable collection is jammed into toilets and washbasins in downtown Reykjavík.

Atlas Obscura 2019
0.34km
Hólavallagarður Cemetery

Discover Hólavallagarður Cemetery in Reykjavik, Iceland: This verdant, tree-lined Reykjavik graveyard is both enchanting and eerie.

Atlas Obscura 2021
6.39km
Skemmtigarðurinn Grafarvogi

Discover Skemmtigarðurinn Grafarvogi in Reykjavik, Iceland: This Viking-inspired miniature golf course features a pirate ship and views of Icelandic landscapes.

Atlas Obscura 2017
0.43km
A Vintage Arcade in Downtown Reykjavik

Classic videos games from the '80s and '90s in the Icelandic capital.

Atlas Obscura 2016
17.31km
Leiðarendi Lava Tube

Discover Leiðarendi Lava Tube in Iceland: A winding, blood-red tunnel of hardened lava navigable by foot.

Atlas Obscura 2019
0.22km
Fischer

Discover Fischer in Reykjavik, Iceland: This aromatherapy shop and mini-museum cofounded by the Sigur Rós frontman documents Icelandic history through scents.

Brutalism 1961
3.67km
Brekkugerði 19 House
Brutalism
7.02km
Bakkaflöt 1 House
Atlas Obscura 2018
20.18km
The Mysterious Shop

Iceland's only steampunk shop imagines a retro-futuristic world that never was.

Atlas Obscura 2019
2.7km
The Raven’s Nest

Discover The Raven's Nest in Reykjavik, Iceland: This oceanside Reykjavik spot is speckled with recycled sculptures and large stones.

Atlas Obscura 2018
0.14km
Monument to the Unknown Bureaucrat

Discover Monument to the Unknown Bureaucrat in Reykjavik, Iceland: Iceland's tribute to its thankless civil servants.

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