The capital of Iceland
It´s been called Europe´s hottest capital. Slick advertising campaigns have championed the city´s famed nightlife. But there is more to Reykjavik than pubs and clubs. Reykjavik held the prestigious title European City of Culture in the year 2000; a welcome recognition of the energetic and colourful cultural life of Reykjavik.
Reykjavik has the best of both worlds: the qualities of a modern, forward-looking society are complemented by a close connection to the beautiful and unspoilt nature in the city´s vicinity. The world´s northernmost capital is framed by the majestic Mt. Esja, which keeps a watchful eye on the city, and the blue waters of Faxafloi Bay. On a sunny day, the mystical Snaefellsjokull glacier appears crystal-like and baby blue on the western horizon, as the mountainous moonscapes spread to the southeast.
Reykjavik is a great place to visit, whether for a restful relaxation, a spot of unbridled fun or generally to recharge one´s batteries. Energy, safety, health and wellness. Reykjavik is indeed Europe´s hottest capital.
Reykjavik is spread across a peninsula whit a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on almost all sides. In the summer, you can sit by the harbour at midnight and watch the sun dip slightly below the horizon before it makes its way up again.
The population of the city is about 170,000 when you include the outlying areas and smaller boroughs surrounding the capital. One gets a general feeling of cosmopolitan sophistication built on rock solid foundations.