The Land of Fire and Ice comes complete with volcanoes, glaciers, and of course, the Northern Lights, Iceland is renowned for its natural wonders. Reykjavik, the island's capital by contrast is a bustling vibrant city, filled with restaurants, shops and spas, and has a chilled music and arts scene.
Maybe it's because of its stunning natural beauty, its shifting tectonic plates or its volcanic landscape but Iceland is a land of constant surprises. Look to the skies and you'll be able to see the Northern Lights, look to the ground and you'll notice geysers or even a geothermal field.
Perhaps it's not so unusual that the flamboyantly individual singer and musician, Bjork, comes from Iceland. After all, this is a country that was settled by the Norse and has retained its spirit of originality and rugged determination.
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The nation's capital is also its biggest hub of activity. The city is home to fantastic hotels, soothing spas, a busy harbour area and countless nightspots.
As well as the culture and community of the city, Reykjavik is a great base to explore the surrounding nature of Iceland. From Reykjavik you're encouraged to discover the waterfalls, caves and volcanoes that are all accessible via car hire, taxis or guided tours.
This city provides ideal opportunities to replenish your energy in a hot spring or spa before expelling it while hiking around the mountainous terrain.