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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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