#AAAtravelselfies: See Yourself in Reykjavik, Iceland

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A lively city center, Viking history, coastal views and the Northern Lights make a trip to the capital of Iceland well worth it. Reykjavik is well suited for travelers of any interests, but especially those looking for adventure.
 
One of your many outdoor options includes diving the depths of the Silfra fissure, known for having the clearest water on Earth. You can also traverse Landmannalaugar in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve or hike the volcanic mountain range of Mount Esja. Glacial ice tours are available for those interested in ice climbing or seeing ice caves and tunnels.
 
Being on the coast, there are also a number of beaches to explore, and the best way to do so is on a bike tour. Make sure to visit the Westman Isles, Geysir geothermal area and Nauthólsvík geothermal beach, Golden waterfall and Parliament plains, and Blue Lagoon. Take extra time at the Blue Lagoon to enjoy the geothermal mineral spa, which offers optional spa packages. Horse riding tours and ATV adventures are great ways to get to know the coast as well.
 
Out on the water, try your hand at game fishing or sit back and relax on a whale watching tour.
 
Head indoors and visit the Saga Museum, a display of 17 exhibits from the Icelandic Sagas, and the National Museum, where you’ll find even more artefacts that tell the story of Iceland’s history. Then take time to visit the city’s main landmark, Hallgrimskirkja Church, designed in 1937 and inspired by lava cooled into basalt rock. Also be sure to check out the open-air shopping scene in Laugavegur.
 
Last but definitely not least, take a tour outside of the city to get a good view of the Northern Lights, an emerald green aurora borealis. 

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