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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.

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City Hall

City Hall

Famous A modern architectural landmark

A modern architectural landmark Editors' Note

The modern and impressive Reykjavik City Hall (Ráðhús Reykjavíkur') building is located at the northern end of Lake Tjornin, in the center of the city. The building has a fairly minimalistic architectural style, ensuring that it fits in seamlessly with its natural surroundings.

The City Hall opened in 1992 and is home to the offices of Reykjavik’s mayor and various other city officials. Visitors can tour parts of the hall, which include art galleries featuring exhibitions from famous local artists, as well as an internet café and a ‘regular’ café where they can stop for a bite to eat and enjoy the view of the lake. One of the favorite exhibits in the exhibition hall is the enormous relief map of Iceland.

City Hall
Tjarnargata, 101 Reykjavik Reykjavik