Reykjavik, the capital city, was the last stop of our 10 day tour of Iceland. We spent 2 1/2 days here and being a very small city, it was enough time to see most of the city's high points if you are a fast walker.
The total population of Iceland is only 321,000 and greater Reykjavik makes up half of it. I would unequivocally say, Reykjavik is the nicest small city I visited in all my travels.
The city has a world-class performing arts theater, several small but excellent museums, a hip and vibrant downtown core with a burgeoning high-rise district, nice residential neighborhoods, beautiful parks and bike paths, and a working waterfront. Although small, the city has a big city feel without any of the big city drawbacks.
The city is clean, green and tidy. Iceland has one of the lowest crime rates in the world with only one homicide recorded last year.
Iceland is being discovered by the world with tourism growing 20% annually since 2010.
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