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rangutan Reykjavik - A travel report by Rudolf
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Endless-Nights

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The shortest path of flights between N.Europe and NW.America is over the Arctic. Choosing Icelandair for such trips offers a midway stop for those wanting to experience the icelandic way of living, unique.


Reykjavik Christmas Lights
Reykjavik Christmas Lights
The capital Reykjavik is center of Icelands fish and production industries, relatively a very small city (pop. only ~100 000) and extreamly clean and organised.

Favourite spots:
- the small lake in the city centre - the back streets with cute and colourfull houses

What's really great:
- New Year Celebrations with friendly hosts. Great fireworks, had heard that the locals spend more on fireworks per capita than any other and that the profits go to charity.

- experiencing the seemingly endless nights, the sun appears only for a few hours and just above the horizon. I'd like to come here in summer for the opposite. -saunas

Sights:
Hallgrim's Church
Hallgrim's Church
- Kolaportio Market

- Hallgrim's Church

- Fishing Harbour & Piers

- Botanical Garden


Accommodations:
Sculpture at Hotel
Sculpture at Hotel
Countless hotels and guest houses! I think there must be more beds for tourists than locals. I stayed at Hotel Loftleidir. When I woke up with a hangover, they offered an extra night stay (free) and arranged the flight changes.

Hangouts:
Small business, big hospitality
Small business, big hospitality
A lot, nearly every street has its local pub or more. Theres a sort-of restaurant-pub-club near the coach terminal.

Published on Friday September 10th, 2004


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Fri, Feb 16 2007 - 06:16 AM rating by hieronyma

Hi!
Indeed your report is more than short, but I like your pictures very much.
Hieronyma

Fri, Sep 10 2004 - 09:47 AM rating by britman

Although this is only a very short report I enjoyed reading it. Great tip about flying Icelandic Air and their stopover.....even better news about a hotel accommodating a hangover!! Nice pictures too.

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