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Reykjavik, pond Tjornin Live Cam, Iceland

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Reykjavik – capital of Iceland is the northernmost capital in the world.
The city was founded in the year 874. In 2000, UNESCO awarded Reykjavik the status of “Cultural capital of the world.” Translated from Icelandic, the name means “smoky Bay”. Reykjavik is located on the Peninsula of Seltjarnarnes, to the East it is surrounded by mountain ranges, among which the tall mountain Esja 914 m.

The main attractions of this amazing city is its many natural open spaces, for example, the area along the banks of the river Ellidaar flowing through the Eastern part of the capital and, rightfully, considered one of the richest Icelandic rivers, where salmon fishing.

The city centre is located between the pond Tjornin city and the Faxafloi Bay. In the Central square of Austurvollur stands the Parliament building, which was built in the 19th century.

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Reykjavik Live Cam, Iceland

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Reykjavik is the largest city in Iceland, and formed by them the suburbs of the “Big Reykjavik” is home to more than 60% of the population of the whole country. A clear visual border between the city and its suburbs to conduct quite difficult. Reykjavik is a city that combines different styles in architecture. The building of Althing (Parliament of Iceland) is reminiscent of the architecture of classicism, and the national library and a theatre embody the style of national romanticism, functionalism style gravitates cultural center “North house”. In General, in the planning of the city, the abundance of open spaces sense of breadth and freedom: between the houses and entire residential neighborhoods like to leave an empty place — Icelanders appreciate the beauty of space.

For heating homes and generating electricity, the citizens use the energy of hot springs, the water temperature from the wells reaches +140°C. In the polar Reykjavik has its own private beach — Laguna Nautholsvik, the water is heated. One of the symbolic buildings of Reykjavik is Perlan (“pearl”) — a giant storage device, supplying boiling water through the capital. In addition to performing basic functions, Perlan contains a lot of objects that attract tourists. There are rotating observation deck, a winter garden, an artificial geyser, Saga Museum with wax figures, shops and restaurants.

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Reykjavik, Panorama Live Cam, Iceland

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Reykjavik in southwest Iceland is in the zone of shift in the tectonic plates — North American and the Eurasian. Therefore, small earthquakes the city is not uncommon. The coastline amazes with the abundance of bays and Straits, Islands and peninsulas. This space was exposed after the ice age (10,000 years ago), and the receded glacier appeared volcanoes, remnants of which are considered some of the surrounding hills.

Through the city flows the Ellida river is too shallow to be navigable, but optimal for fishing (it is one of the best places in the country for salmon fishing). Another natural attraction is mount Esja: located only ten kilometers from the capital, it is visible from everywhere in the city. Esja around Reykjavik from the North, like a stone giant that wants to embrace the city’s gigantic hands. The mountain is a volcanic plateau formed of standing next to volcanoes, fused as a result of layers of layers of lava in a single complex. In addition to mountain and river next to an ocean: Reykjavik is on the Atlantic coast, in the Bay of faxaflói.

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