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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.

 Tjörnin Hedwig Storch / CC BY-SA 3.0

Tjörnin

Tjörnin

Famous Perhaps the most beautiful lake in Iceland

Perhaps the most beautiful lake in Iceland

Stay.com Editors' Note

Tjörnin is by no means Iceland’s largest lake, nor is it the country’s most beautiful body of water by any stretch of the imagination, but even so it sure is popular thanks to its convenient location in the center of Reykjavik.

Tjörnin Lake can be found right in the center of town, and as such has been a popular recreational attraction for the city’s residents for hundreds of years. During the summer, Tjörnin is a nice enough place to come and sit down for a while, but it’s during winter that the lake comes into its own, when the city’s residents descend on it in their dozens to come and skate on the frozen surface. Visitors will also see a lot of couples here too, given the romantic atmosphere of this place on those dark, cold winter evenings.

Tjörnin
Tjörnin, 101 Reykjavik Reykjavik