Year of 2017


061717
A Hill with a VIEW
Þúfa hill in Reykjavik, Iceland

In the old harbor area of Reykjavik, Iceland, a hill called Þúfa (pronounced Thufa) draws the visitor’s attention. The 26-foot-tall dome was built by artist Ólöf Nordal. A stone path spirals up the grass-covered hill and if you follow the path, you’re treated to a stunning view of the chilly Atlantic waters and the city skyline inland. That’s a fishing hut atop the hill, traditionally used to hang salted fish to dry. Maybe as residents celebrate Icelandic National Day today, some will come to Þúfa to pause and reflect.


Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland. It has a latitude of 64°08′ N, making it the world’s northernmost capital of a sovereign state, and is a popular tourist destination. It is located in southwestern Iceland, on the southern shore of Faxa Bay. With a population of around 123 300, it is the heart of Iceland’s cultural, economic and governmental activity.
Website: www.rvk.is
Population: 121,490 (2014)
Travel tip: Reykjavik bears the distinction of being the world’s northernmost capital, and for many Icelandic visitors it also serves as a gateway to the rugged adventure options beyond. Recharge after outdoor pursuits in one of the many geothermal springs or luxurious indoor spas. We appreciate Reykjavik’s open-minded and energetic … @tripadvisor
Area: 106 sq miles (274.54 km²)
Colleges and universities: University of Iceland · Reykjavík University · Iceland Academy of the Arts · College of Navigation in Reykjavík
Reykjavikurborg Map

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