In the City of Reykjavik you can see a great mix of architectural styles, both old and new, including unique modern buildings and sculptures, and in the winter months you can often see the wonderful Northern Lights from the City.
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Here’s a selection of places to visit while you’re here:
The National Museum of Iceland
On a visit to this National Museum, visitors can see various exhibits displaying this history of Iceland and its people, dating from the early settlers onwards. Among the displays are those relating to working life, homes, society and culture, religion along with arts and crafts.
Christ the King Cathedral
You can visit this Catholic Cathedral built in the first half of the twentieth century to a design by Guojon Samuelsson, architect of the unique building of the Hallgrimskirkja, also in Reykjavik. The Church is a distinctive building in the City, with its square tower and Neo-Gothic style.
This building was constructed very attractive modern architecture with a huge dome of glass panes and steel frames. Here you can visit the viewing deck on the fourth floor and on which you can use the telescopes on every corner to enhance the wonderful views across the City and surrounding landscapes. There’s also a revolving restaurant on the fifth floor, which slowly turns the whole way around so you can enjoy your meal while taking in the panoramic views of the City’s sights. On the ground floor of the Pearl is the Winter Garden which is host to concerts and various different events.
This unique sculpture was designed by Jon Gunnar Arnason and was unveiled in 1990 to celebrate Reykjavic’s bicentenary. The structure is made of stainless steel and represents the prospect of new hope, and it is a delightful sight situated by the sea.
The Reykjavik Maritime Museum
In this Maritime Museum visitors can see a range of interesting exhibitions relating to the maritime history of the City from the first settlers to the 1900’s. Among the exhibitions is a former Rescue boat which now has displays about Iceland’s cod wars, and there are many displays about the history of fishing in the country and the development of sea vessels.
You can visit this interesting open air Museum where you can come and learn about the home life, work and pastimes of the people of the City in days gone by. At the Museum you can see a number of reconstructed buildings brought from around the City, forming a village, a town and there’s also a farm where during the summer you can see animals. The Museum also has regular events to enjoy including craft fairs.
The Laugardalur Valley
This is a great place to come where you can enjoy the large swimming pool with warm waters from the natural hot springs. In this Valley you’ll also find a range of other activities and facilities, including a sports stadium and an arena which hosts many events. You can also go ice skating at the ice rink, or visit the zoo with a varied range of animals, and you can also see the lovely botanical gardens.
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