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Reykjavik

4.5
78 reviews

Reykjavik is the city that never sleeps.... especially in Summer. Iceland has only 3 hours of darkness during this period and the people are well energized to go on the rest of the day. When you visit Iceland, you might want to bring with you some good sleep mask if you are not used to too much sunshine greeting you ...

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    Kopavogur

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    Akranes

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    Geysir

    4.5
    21 reviews

    Just outside of the capital, this is where the English word "Geyser" comes from. Geothermic pools and steaming water shooting out to amazing heights. These geysers are not quite as big as the ones in Yellowstone, but still pretty amazing. Pay attention to the wind, though. We were heading back to the bus and got totally soaked when one went ...

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    Selfoss

    4
    8 reviews

    A very nice waterfall. A bit far away from Reykjavik, but if visiting iceland you don't want to stay in Reykjavik anyway.

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    Grindavik

    4
    5 reviews

    Most tourists go to Grindavík to go to Blue Lagoon, but the scenery is amazing. It looks line some alien planet with lava fields covered by hundreds of years of algae growth. Ignore the industry on the other side of Blue Lagoon.

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    Reykjanesbae

    4
    3 reviews

    According to geological theories, the European/Asian tectonic plate and the North American tectonic plate are moving away from each other in Reykjanes. The gab between the plates is creating eruptions, ravines and rows of craters that lie from Reykjanes and NorthEast over Iceland. You can walk over of these fissures on the Bridge between continnents which is located above Stóra ...

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    Thingvellir

    5
    3 reviews

    not too far from reykjavik, you can hit up thingvellir - where iceland was founded and see the mid-atlantic ridge above ground; geysir - the OG geysir where all others got the name - erupts every ten minutes or so; and a giant falls - forgetting the name right now. the area is called the golden circle. i prefer renting ...

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    Hella

    5
    1 review
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    Reykholt

    4.5
    3 reviews

    Reykholt was a stop on my drive around the Golden Circle. There's a gas station and small food store where I picked up lunch. It has the the most complicated road sign I've ever encountered. Further along is Gullfoss and Geysir

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