Reykjavík has been described as a young and daring city that is characterised by strong contrasts. Conveniently small, clean and safe, it is more or less free from the major problems that haunt many other capitals.
Actually, the former slogan of the city used to be "Next Door to Nature"--which is certainly true. The forces of nature are all around, in the abundance of geothermal energy sources, the lava fields, the volcanoes, the waterfalls, the hot springs and geysers, green pastures and so on.
The thermal water is also used for numerous luxurious spa and swimming pool facilities. The people of Reykjavik, ever the optimists, have even created a thermal beach, Nauthólsvík, just 15 minutes walk from the city center, which is very popular with sunbathers in the summer.
City events are also becoming more frequent, with an annual Winter Lights Festival and the ever-popular Reykjavík Culture Night in August drawing thousands of visitors to the city.
The downtown nightlife has become legendary and the art scene is vibrant throughout the year, especially in the winter time, with an incredible number of art exhibitions, concerts, theatrical performances, etc. There is a lot of cultural energy in Reykjavik.
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