Reykjavik

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Reykjavik — Its name means “smoky bay,” a reference to the mist emitted by the region’s abundance of geothermal hotspots, but Reykjavik is steamy in more ways than one. The cultural, economic, and political capital of Iceland, this cosmopolitan city is just as modern as its Scandinavian big sisters.

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For geothermal activity, lively cultural opportunities, and a thriving nightlife.

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6 Quirky Things to Do in Iceland

April 08, 2016 by Katie Hammel

Iceland is an idiosyncratic place. In the winter, darkness reigns, while in the summer, the sun barely sets. The country is roughly the size of Kentucky and 10 ... Read More »

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How to Beat the Cold in Iceland This Month

December 03, 2015 by Carley Thornell

It’s no secret that visiting Iceland in winter means huge savings compared to the summer. And if you’re able to take a last-minute trip in the coming weeks, you ... Read More »

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Blue Lagoon Alternatives: Iceland's Other Hot Springs

August 21, 2015 by Katie Hammel

The Blue Lagoon is the most famous of Iceland’s hot springs. But it’s also the most visited tourist attraction in Iceland, and at certain times, you can tell-- ... Read More »

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Where to Stay in Reykjavík: 3 Affordable Design Hotels

February 18, 2015 by Karen Gardiner

Reykjavík isn't the most budget-friendly of travel destinations overall, but that doesn't mean you have to resign yourself to a grim dormitory room or soulless ... Read More »

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7 Hostels that Are as Chic as Boutique Hotels

January 05, 2015 by Teresa Bitler

Hostels aren't just for students and backpackers anymore -- quite a few can hold their own against pricier boutique hotels, boasting hip décor and private ... Read More »

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