#Reykjavik Second Most Cloudy City of #Europe! With 4K Drone #Air2S

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Aerial footage of Reykjavik with 4K Drone. Ultra HD. Drone: Air 2S. Filmed by me, aka GutnTog on October 7, 2021. At 09:41 - Engey Island (uninhabited). Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland, the most northerly European capital and second most cloudy city in Europe. Laugarnes is a cape and quarter in Reykjavík, Iceland. It contains a historic site were the remains of a large farm mound are still visible. Laugarnes was probably first occupied in the settlement period of Iceland. The site also contains a church ruin and a graveyard that was abandoned in 1791. Later the Bishop of Iceland had his residence in Laugarnes (1826–1856) and in 1898 a leper hospital was erected there. During World War II a military camp was set up in Laugarnes. The museum of sculptor Sigurjón Ólafsson in Laugarnes was built on the site of one of its baracks. Laugarnes is on the Icelandic Nature Conservation Register and its shores are protected.

Laugarnes belongs to Laugardalur valley . The first sources about Laugarnes appear in Njáls Saga . Þórarinn ragabróðir , who owned and lived in Laugarnes, was the brother of Glúmur , another man of Hallgerður but after Glúmur's slaying they divided the lands and Hallgerður then became the owner of Laugarnes. She lived there for the last years of her life and Njals saga says that she is buried there.

Saebraut (literally "Sea highway") is a coastal highway that bypasses Reykjavik city along its shores to the north.
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Reykjavík, capital and largest city of Iceland. It is located on the Seltjarnar Peninsula, at the southeastern corner of Faxa Bay, in southwestern Iceland.

According to tradition, Reykjavík (“Bay of Smokes”) was founded in 874 by the Norseman Ingólfur Arnarson. Until the 20th century it was a small fishing village and trading post. It was granted municipal powers and was designated the administrative centre of the Danish-ruled island on Aug. 18, 1786. The seat of the Althingi (parliament) since 1843, it became the capital of a self-governing Iceland under the Danish king in 1918 and of the independent Republic of Iceland in 1944.

Reykjavík is the commercial, industrial, and cultural centre of the island. It is a major fishing port and the site of nearly half of the nation’s industries. An international airport is at Keflavík, 20 miles (32 km) west-southwest. Reykjavík’s manufactures include processed fish and food products, machinery, and metal products. Strikingly modern and clean in appearance, the city is largely built of concrete and is heated by hot water piped from nearby hot springs. Its many public outdoor swimming pools are also geothermal. Buildings of note include the Parliament Building (1881) and the Church of Hallgrímur (1986). Among the city’s cultural highlights are the National and University Library of Iceland (1994; a merging of the National Library [1818] and the University Library [1940]), the University of Iceland (founded 1911), the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, and the National Gallery of Iceland. The Árni Magnússon Institute in Iceland is a department within the University of Iceland and is based on the manuscript collection of Árni Magnússon (long held by the University of Copenhagen). The Reykjavík Art Museum, consisting of three buildings, and the Sigurjón Ólafsson Museum are among the city’s many museums and galleries. Bessastadhir, the residence of the president of Iceland, is outside the city.

Population (2006 est.) city, 116,446;
Urban agglom., 191,431.

Info - https://www.britannica.com/place/Reykjavik
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