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Reykjavík og Reykjanes


Reykjavík

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Reykjavik mid town



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Did you know? Around the turn of the 18th century the episcopate seat Skalholt was moved to the capital and the whole country became one diocese. Before these changes took place it was considered necessary to build a cathedral in Reykjavik.

Did you know? The so-called Cabinet House (Stjornarrad) has carried a few names since it was built as a prison during the period 1765-70. 

Did you know? Those who want to get better acquainted with the Icelandic domestic animals and their conduct should visit this garden

Did you know? Farm Nautholl was built in 1850 and was burned in 1900 in the wake of the outbreak of typhus.  Its ruins are still obvious to the north of the car park, near the airport fence.

Did you know? Videy is the largest island of the Kollafjord Bay (1,7 km²) with its highest point rising 32 m above sea level.

Did you know? Engey is the second largest island on the Kolla Bay.  Its name is most likely derived from its meadows, which were used for haymaking.

Did you know? Geldinganes was a part of the Gufunes estate and for centuries it was used for the keeping of the live stock used to feed the Royal Danish gyr-falcons.

Did you know? Raudholar are the remainder of a cluster of pseudo craters within the boundaries of the capital. 
 


Reykjavik area

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Bessastaðir: The presidential residence


Did you know? Lambhus was an outlying farm from the estate Bessastadir on the Alftanes peninsula. The first official observations in this country of the celestial sky were carried out there.

Did you know?
An impressive Viking-Age longhouse stood at Hofsstaðir from the Settlement period (AD 870-930) until the twelfth century.

Did you know? Laxnes is a horse farm in the Mosfellsdalur Valley, where the renowned author Halldor Kiljan Laxnes (1902-1998) was partly brought up. 


Reykjanes area

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Gunnuhver


Bridge Between Tvo Contenents


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Did you know? According to the continental drift theory, the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates shift and drift apart in an endless clash of awe-inspring forces under the gaping rifts and chasms at the tip of the Reykjanes peninsula

Did you know? Reykjanes (The Steamy Peninsula) is the name of the south- westernmost tip of the country.

Did you know? Stora-Sandvik and Litla-Sandvik are located just south of Hafnaberg at Reykjanes.

Did you know? Junkaragerdi was a farm just north of the Hafnaberg Cliffs.  Its name was probably derived from 12-18 foreigners,

Did you know? Kirkjubol was a farm at Gardskagi, often occupied by rich farmers and noblemen
 

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