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What to do if you have little time : Reykjavik
Although the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik is nevertheless a city on a human scale. Its population is not very high with about 120 000 inhabitants, which represents one third of the Icelandic population.
It is a city where it is easy to drive by car. Due to its small size, it is also a city that can be visited on foot.
Depending on wish
We visited the old town between the port and the lake.
A visit to Hallgrimskikja Church is a must. From the top of this church we have a breathtaking view of Reykjavik and its colorful houses. The access to the top of the church is paying but remains very affordable (500 isk or € 3 per person in 2011).
Depending of wish
The Kermoafoss waterfall is located in a park in the city. It is surrounded by trees, which is rare in Iceland. It is possible to walk on both sides of the river.
Access : go to the road 49 "Vesturlandsvegur", take the exit towards Rafstodvarvegur. Take this road for 1 mile and park just before the bridge. The rest of the way is on foot, starting by going up to the bridge, across it and down. Then follow the river until you reach the waterfall (N64°06'57.1" W21°49'27.5").
Green Boulders de Hvaleyrarfjara
Small beach covered with big pebbles, themselves covered with moss. It is very photogenic at sunset if the sky is clear.
Access : from Reykjavik, park at GPS point N64°03'23.6" W21°59'36.8". Continue on foot, cross the golf course and go down to the beach at GPS point N64°03'35.7" W21°59'47.3".
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