The historic heart of Reykjavik
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Reykjavik's old town extends between the sea and Lake Tjörnin, at the point where the island's first settlers made their home. The quadrangular Austurvöllur Square, known as the "Eastern Field", stands on the site of the enclosure set up by Ingólfur Arnarson, the very first of these settlers. Now home to cafés, shops and offices, the square is lined by attractive, brightly painted buildings. Concrete, rock, corrugated iron, wood, statues and birds - surprises await at every street corner.


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  • From €90
    Hotel Borg by Keahotels
    Very good 8.5
    43 m - Pósthússtræti 11, 101 Reykjavík
  • From €100
    Apótek Hotel Reykjavík by Keahotels
    MICHELIN Guide Fabulous 8.8
    74 m - Austurstræti 16, 101 Reykjavík
  • From €127
    City Center Hotel
    Fabulous 8.7
    78 m - Austurstræti 6, 101 Reykjavík

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