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Where to go Europe -> Iceland -> Reykjavik - Holidays?

Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, offers a unique and enchanting holiday experience. One of the city's highlights is the stunning natural beauty that surrounds it. Just a short drive from the city, you can explore the otherworldly landscapes of the Golden Circle, including the famous Geysir geothermal area, the powerful Gullfoss waterfall, and Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. These natural wonders make Reykjavik a fantastic base for those seeking outdoor adventures, such as hiking, snowmobiling, and even diving between tectonic plates in the crystal-clear waters of Silfra.

Reykjavik is also a cultural hub with a thriving arts scene. You can visit the iconic Hallgrímskirkja, a striking church that offers panoramic views of the city from its tower. The city boasts numerous museums, including the National Museum of Iceland, showcasing the country's rich history, and the intriguing Whales of Iceland museum, home to life-sized whale replicas. Don't forget to soak in the city's geothermal pools like the Blue Lagoon or the local favorite, Laugardalslaug, for a relaxing and rejuvenating experience.

Food enthusiasts will delight in Reykjavik's culinary scene. The city offers a diverse range of dining options, from traditional Icelandic dishes like fermented shark and smoked lamb to international cuisine. Be sure to try the fresh seafood at the Old Harbour area, and sample the world-famous Icelandic hot dog at Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur. With its captivating mix of natural wonders, cultural treasures, and delicious cuisine, Reykjavik is a memorable holiday destination that caters to a wide range of interests and tastes.

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