inside the church, the organ is pretty famous
outside there is a sculpture called the Band. The instruments are missing
there is a small airport nearby for local flights
the Halgrimskirkja dominates the skyline
there is some definite brittish influence here
a side view
Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland and with 200.000 inhabitants it's home to more than 60 percent of the total Icelandic
population. That makes the rest of the country certainly quieter and more safe.
It is the world's most northern capital with a relatively
mild climate, thanks to the Gulf Stream.
Located on Icelands southwestern shore it is the place where Ingolfur Arnarson set
up his permanent camp in 874 AD.
He noticed the plumes from the nearby hotsprings and named his settlement Reykjarvik, meaning smoke
The city is the beating heart of Iceland and center for commercial, cultural and political activities. Icelanders
like to party, and before the 2008 financial crisis they did that with borrowed money, mainly from foreign countries. After the
bust there were hard times but they have recovered remarkebly quick.
From atop the watertanks at Perlan you have a nice overview
of the city, its skyline dominated by the Hallgrimskirja
the observatory on top of the watertanks of Pertan
the front of the Hallgrímskirkja
the statue of Leif Erikson who visited the New World centuries before Columbus
the Sun Voyager, an artist's depiction of a Viking ship
along the shore
the restaurant in the harbour are not yet open for business