Reykjavik - the capital of Iceland
Reykjavik is not only the capital of Iceland, but also the largest city in the country. In principle, the area of the capital is not so huge, since tourists are increasingly convinced that it is possible to get around it in just half a day. If you do not pay attention to the fact that the city is relatively small, there is everything that a modern tourist needs: the central street, the main square with cafes, the cathedral, many attractions and even pools with mineral water.
Museum of photography
The museum presents the best photographs of both professional photographers and time lovers for the visitors to see. The oldest exhibit in the museum is a photograph taken in 1870.
If we talk about the subject matter of the exhibition, then it is quite diverse: from family photographs to photographs of beautiful landscapes. Here you can also see the photo history of the country..
The photo collection can be divided into two categories: landscape photos and portrait photos. It should be noted that the exhibition presents not only the works of Icelandic artists, but also other famous masters of the world..
The building can be seen from anywhere. The temple is the largest religious building in Iceland. The church has a very unusual architectural design. It is crowned by a 73-meter tower, and the walls are more like stones of volcanic origin. Services are held here on Sundays.
Quite an unusual structure, which stands out clearly against the background of city buildings. Previously, the city was heated with hot water, which was stored in huge containers. They now support the glass dome that houses the restaurant and observation deck. The space under the dome is also not empty. There is an artificial geyser here, and one of the tanks became the site of the Viking wax museum..
House of Khevdi
This is a historical place. It was within its walls that Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan substituted their signatures for the agreement that ended the Cold War. The house was originally the property of the French consul. Marlene Dietrich and Winston Churchill stayed here. There is a legend that the ghost of the White Lady lives in the house. According to one version, she is a suicide, the other claims that the woman is a victim of a terrible crime..
Near Heivy's house, you can see a sculpture called The Sun Traveler. It is a huge shipwreck of the ancient Vikings. The best time to view is sunset.
This work of the Icelandic artist Jon Gunnar Arnamon was installed here in 1990 and was the last creation of the master. Visually, the monument is very reminiscent of a Viking boat. But the master positioned his work as striving for a dream. In his opinion, this is a hope for the discovery of yet unknown lands..