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November 27th 2016
Published: December 3rd 2016
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Sadly our week in Iceland comes to an end. We spent our final day shopping and sightseeing around Reykjavik. While our trip may be over, the memories we made will last a lifetime


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Reykjavik

The northernmost capital city in the world is always vibrant thanks to the burst of colors of its cityscape. The houses are clad in corrugated iron (durable & effective insulation), but painted in bright sunny colors...like a land of giant doll houses. From the bell tower, the houses look like Lego or Monopoly pieces.
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Reykjavik - shopping on Laugavegur

While it is the capital, Reykjavik seems more like a village. It is very cosmopolitan, very sassy, very artsy, and a city for foodies! By far Laugavegur (Wash Road) offers the widest selection of it all.
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Reykjavik - uptown funk

Even some of the store fronts have an artsy flair
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Reykjavik - pub

Stopping for soup and a mug of Viking ale. On the menu is Reindeer Stew or Lamb Soup...in a bread bowl of course!
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Hallgrimskirkja

Lutheran church. Largest church and tallest structure in Iceland. Its design was inspired by the basalt rock. Most noted for its observation tower and its organ (5,275 pipes). The statue in front was a gift from the U.S. of Leifur Eirksson the first European to discover America (1,000 AD...500 yrs before Columbus)
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Solfar (Sun Voyager)

The gleaming steel sculpture on Reykajvik's waterfront. Resembles a Viking long-ship.


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