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Reykjavik is a destination for nature lovers, a family-friendly location that offers some of nature’s most spectacular views: the northern lights, beautiful blue lagoons, whale watching, horseback riding, air tours, boat trips and kayaking on the coast of the fjords. Every district of the city hosts a number of thermal pools, filled with geothermal heated water, and spas offering the renowned all-Icelandic volcanic treatments. Reykjavik boasts an enchanting blend of old timber houses and contemporary architecture, with a cozy atmosphere, vibrant street life, and the best shopping experience in Iceland.

Videy Island IPedro Gonçalves / CC BY 2.0
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Viðey Island

Viðey Island

Famous Paradise amid paradise

Paradise amid paradise Editors' Note

Viðey is a small, 1.7 km long island that lies just off the coast of Reykjavik, and hence, has become a very popular day trip for travelers and locals alike. The island is volcanic, and is believed to have been formed around two million years ago, making it quite young in comparison to Iceland itself.

Some geologists claim that the island may have actually only risen above sea level as recently as nine thousand years ago, and indeed it does have the feel of a blessed, virgin island in many ways. The big attraction of Viðey Island is its unspoilt natural beauty – desolate landscapes interspersed with just a few trees, and at least 30 species of bird indigenous to Iceland. Given its small size, many people choose to rent a horse and guide, and ride around the island on horseback.

Viðey Island
Videy Iceland, Reykjavik
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