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A city guide to Reykjavik - innovative architecture, jaw-dropping natural splendor and unstoppable energy

The vitality that pulsates through Reykjavik’s every street comes as a result of the city’s truly paradoxical essence; one Viking-boot clad foot firmly rooted in its rich heritage, and one pounding the streets of contemporary restaurants and chic bars. Visually, Reykjavik is an explosion of rustic-style color and life, but it is the endless zeal and cultural pride of its residents continually driving this spectacular city forward.  

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Where to eat – Reykjavik’s best restaurants, whatever your flavor

Like any contemporary, cosmopolitan city, Reykjavik’s dining options are varied and diverse. Boasting an excellent selection of international food restaurants, the city has an answer for any pizza, curry or burger craving. However, it is nothing short of sacrilege to visit and not sample a rustic, steaming plate of hangikjöt (aromatically smoked lamb) or tucking into a hunk of rúgbrauð (spiced rye bread). Icelandic meals are always filling and full of meat and dairy produce, but vegetable dishes have become much more commonplace in recent years. Fish also finds its way into most traditional dishes in Reykjavik, due to the miles of coastline and harbors. 

A Reykjavik travel guide – high-energy culture, culinary surprises and a thriving nightlife

A Reykjavik city break is a high-energy experience. Step out of your Reykjavik hotel to discover a Viking past, legendary nightlife and nature’s marvels in Europe’s northernmost capital.

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