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Reykjavik

Reykjavík capital area covers the city centre, plus a handful of satellite suburbs. The city’s tiny core focuses on a historic precinct of lanes near the old harbour, easily covered on foot in a day. While the municipal buildings are made of stone or concrete – practical protection against the fierce winter winds – most of the area is residential, comprising old wooden houses, weatherproofed in brightly coloured corrugated iron. Here you will find most of the shops, cafés, restaurants and famously raucous nightclubs, alongside museums and galleries. A distinctive landmark is Öskjuhlið hill, with a scattering of more distant sights and ...

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