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Revive Your Sense of Adventure in Iceland Reykjavik  Iceland
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Reykjavik, Iceland Reykjavik  Iceland
Revive Your Sense of Adventure in Iceland Reykjavik  Iceland
Reykjavik's vibrant design scene Reykjavik  Iceland
Reykjavik, Iceland

We all recognize Iceland as the country with the world famous Blue Lagoon, but its cities are atop the list of places with top notch air quality. A big factor contributing to the excellent air quality is that Reykjavik is sparsely populated, meaning less manmade pollution. When tourists visit they get to enjoy Iceland in its most natural way, whether that be whale watching, horseback riding, or soaking up all of the minerals in the Blue Lagoon.


Revive Your Sense of Adventure in Iceland
In 2010 the world was reminded of the volcanic nature of Iceland when Eyjafjallajökull erupted and its ash cloud led to flights being cancelled across Europe. When the dust settled, travelers flocked to see the mountain that had stopped the global pulse of travel. What they found was a destination that, instead of stopping your pulse, will get your heart beating as you take in the majesty of this landscape of fire and ice. From its many hot springs to lively Reykjavík and the Viking-haunted valleys and thunderous waterfalls, Iceland can feel like an unforgettable landscape out of time. No wonder that both classic authors like Jules Verne (Journey to the Center of the Earth) and filmmakers like Ridley Scott (Prometheus) have seen Iceland, halfway between North America and Europe, as a stunning, unique other world. You may feel awed by nature as you whitewater raft down glacier-sourced rapids and past lichen-covered landscapes where where locals say the Icelandic version of elves, called "the hidden folk," live amid the rocks. After you've explored this majestic landscape, you’ll feel young again when you kick back in one of Reykjavík's restaurants with a homemade glass of Brennivín, the local liqueur whose name means "burning wine" (for reasons that will soon become obvious). Then go outside for a glimpse of the Northern Lights that often flicker through the pollution-free skies. Under the dazzling skies of this land between two continents, you’ll feel alive again.

Reykjavik's vibrant design scene
The Icelandic capital is quirky in the most adoring way. Its cozy cafes are inviting, stop by Sandholt Bakery (Laugavegur 36) first thing when you get here for coffee and pastries while waiting for your hotel room to be ready. Local designers are mixing Icelandic craftsmanship and modernity to come up with a new unique concept. Stop by Farmers Market (Hólmaslóð 2) a clothing brand recently opened in Fishpacking district (old harbor area) for their luxurious sweaters. Find your way into Skúmaskot (Laugavegur 23) and chat with the artists/designers about their creations, listen to their passion for the Icelandic landscape and how it has influenced their work. With the many restaurant choices awaiting you, Forrettabarinn (Nýlendugata 14 ) is funky and relaxing in any season (and it’s always nice to stroll near the water).

Vagnhöfði 6-18, Reykjavík, Iceland