There is a lot to see in and around Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland. The inhabitants are about 137 000, but if you count the inhabitants of the surrounding towns, the population reaches about 240 000. The surrounding towns are seven: Kópavogur, Seltjarnarnes, Garðabær, Hafnarfjörður, Mosfellsbær and Kjósarhreppur. Each municipality has its own council, but there is quite some cooperation between them. all

According to the sagas, Reykjavík was the first permanent settlement in the country, by Ingólfur Arnarson, around the year 874. The city was founded by official manner, in the year 1786 and is still today among the safest cities in the world, and in addition to that very clean and with a lot of green areas.

Some of the top attractions in Reykjavík, according to Tripadvisor, are: Perlan, Harpa Reykjavík Concert Hall, Hallgrímskirkja, the National Museum of Iceland, Aurora Reykjavík and The Settlement Exhibition.