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"Reykjavík is the capital and largest city in Iceland. It’s also the northernmost capital in the world. The city, on the southwest coast of the island nation, is home to less than 150,000 people (that’s 60% of the total population). It’s by no means sleepy, though. It has a thriving art scene (music festivals, independent record stores, pop-up exhibits) and foodie scene (Michelin restaurants, organic wine bars, coffee culture). A grand church towers over the city. Thermal swimming pools are gathering spots for most neighborhoods. Northern lights sightings are a real possibility (seasonally, of course). It’s also the jumping-off point for exciting adventures all around the Land of Fire and Ice. Pack for all seasons, as the weather changes frequently throughout the day--no matter what time of year it is. And be prepared to fall in love."
"Reykjavik is the capital city of Iceland and is home to around two-thirds of the country's population. It's a vibrant and charming city that's full of history, culture, and natural beauty. There are many museums, galleries, and restaurants you can visit or take a stroll along the harbor to take in the views. It's a great place to start or end any Icelandic adventure. We ended our adventure here by going on a walking tour and eating as much hotdogs we can! Love the city."
"You can go whale watching right from the capital - Reykjavik. It is one of the few locations that offer whale watching whole year round, however, your chances are the best in the summer months. The most common species here are minke whales, humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins, and harbor porpoises. Other species also visit occasionally but you need to be very lucky. "

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