ISK: Icelandic króna
Reykjavik is a truly unique city that holds the title of being the most northern capital in the world. The city has an abundance of marvels to witness from geysers, waterfalls and national parks. On top of that, Iceland’s capital has many cultural and historical sights as well. Go back in time at Reykjavik’s museums where you can discover all about the Vikings and Iceland’s past. Or admire the surrounding views that the capital has to offer. As a coastal town, it is surrounded by the sea, hills and colourful buildings in the distance.
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Iceland’s capital has so much to see, from natural landscapes like the Thingvellir National Park to geological marvels like the many geysers that are here. The Golden Circle tour is popular among tourists as you can witness all the main geological and natural attractions that Reykjavik has to offer.
Moreover, a visit to the Reykjavik Art Museum will present you with various art work from artist Asmundur Sveinsson, in what used to be his home. Perhaps, the National Gallery of Iceland is more up your street. This gallery gives you more of a general view of Icelandic art, mainly from the 19th and 20thcenturies. Also, Reykjavik has some amazing architectural structures to explore, for instance, the modern cathedral of Halldgrimskirkja. This Gothic-style cathedral stands tall over the Icelandic city at 74.5 metres high. This makes it the largest church, as well as the tallest building in the country. If architecture really interests you, it’s worth making a visit to see The Sun Voyager. This creative sculpture was made by Jon Gunnar Arnason and resembles a Viking ship. This landmark which lies near the sea, is said to be ‘a dream boat and an ode to the sun’.
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