7 Fast Facts About Reykjavik City Iceland That Everyone Should Know

   Facts About Reykjavik City Iceland – The nation of ice and fire they said. Its home to the most breathtaking landscapes in the world with the mighty glaciers anywhere, volcanoes, lava fields, hot springs and the jaw dropping Aurora Borealis.  For people who live in this country it might be normal to them seeing these beautiful sights. But surely they must be very proud of so much things their place has achieved.

     In fact, According to an article posted in Lonely Planet website Iceland tops the list of 2016 world’s most peaceful country. Which simply means travel enthusiast across the globe is showing interest visiting the nation. Beating off other popular tourist magnet countries like Japan, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand and etc. Aside from that, Reykjavik has also been listed anywhere as one the best city in the world. To get to know more about this town, we have listed interesting facts about Reykjavik City Iceland that might surprise you. Let’s get into it!!

2017 Most Search Travel Destination In World - Reykjavik Iceland | <center>The Photo Credits: The Style Traveller </center>
The Photo Credits: The Style Traveller

Fast Facts About Reykjavik City Iceland That Everyone Should Know Includes:


1. The city of Reykjavik was founded in 1780’s and considered as the country’s heart of economic, governmental and cultural activity. Since it was believed that in this town is the first permanent settlement of Iceland.

2.  Reykjarvik  is the original name of the city which means “The Bay of Smokes” but later on letter “r”of its original name was removed.

Must Read: 2017 Most Search Travel Destination In World – Reykjavik Iceland

3.  Reykjavik is situated in the southwestern part of the country on the southern shore of Faxa Bay, between the peninsulas of Snæfellsnes and Reykjanes.

Facts About Reykjavik City Iceland That Everyone Should Know - City Tour Northern Lights
Facts About Reykjavik City Iceland That Everyone Should Know – City Tour Northern Lights | Photo Credits: TheInternettraveller.com

Important Travel Fact:  4. Compare to the other cities of Iceland, Reykjavik climate is much warmer although its location is near the Arctic Circle. Simply because of its coastal location and the near presence of Gulf Stream.

Must Read: 5 Random Facts About Natural Elephant Rock Heimaey Iceland

5. Reykjavik is UNESCO’s city of literature as the town has variety of theaters, galleries and museums. As well as the first class university like Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, the centre Icelandic Sagas and other medival literature that established the country.



Booking.com

6. In an article posted on their website, the Icelandic literature ”ranges from the medieval Saga literature to modern day poetry and prose, is translated in growing numbers each year and the Icelandic Literature Centre is actively promoting this sector internationally. Grassroots activities are also a significant part of the city’s cultural life in all art forms.”

7 Fast Facts About Reykjavik City Iceland That Everyone Should Know
7 Fast Facts About Reykjavik City Iceland That Everyone Should Know | Photo Credits: Owner

Must Read: Iceland Blue Lagoon Travel Photos: These Magnificent Place Will Surely Be Added In Your Wanderlust List

7. Reykjavik is one of the cleanest and greenest cities in the world for its use of geothermal and hydroelectric power.

Photo Credits: Owner

Disclaimer. The photos used above are not ours. For DMCA removal simply shoot us an email using our Contact Page.

What do you think of our  facts about Reykjavik City Iceland?  Make sure to put your comments below!

Sharing is caring:

Comments

comments

Loading...

Leave a Reply