Every Picture Tells a Story     November 2017

Reykjavik

ReykjavŪk Icelandic is the capital and largest city of Iceland. It has a latitude of 64į08' N, making it the world's northernmost capital of a sovereign state, and is a popular tourist destination.[6] It is located in southwestern Iceland, on the southern shore of Faxa Bay. With a population of around 123 300 (and over 216 940 in the Capital Region),[3] it is the heart of Iceland's cultural, economic and governmental activity.

ReykjavŪk is believed to be the location of the first permanent settlement in Iceland, which, according to Ingůlfur Arnarson, was established in AD 874. Until the 19th century, there was no urban development in the city location. The city was founded in 1786 as an official trading town and grew steadily over the next decades, as it transformed into a regional and later national centre of commerce, population, and governmental activities. It is among the cleanest, greenest, and safest cities in the world.[7][8][9]

We did not have the best weather on our visit to Iceland.  It was a short stop over and would be worth considering again.  Very expensive but a wonderful place to visit.

 

Hallgimskirka is a Lutheran perish church

Old Reykjavik

Hallgimskirka is a Lutheran perish church

Modern Reykjavik

Modern Reykjavik

Harpa

Modern Reykjavik

Harpa is a concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavik

Harpa

Reykjavik sunse

Harpa

Harpa

Rescue conference at Harpa

Harpa at night

Reykjavik sunset

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