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reykjavik, iceland
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john simone photography


Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland. It is located in southwestern Iceland,
3,300 it is the heart of Iceland's cultural, economic and governmental activity, and is a
popular tourist destination.

Reykjavík is believed to be the location of the first permanent settlement in Iceland, which,
according to Ingólfur Arnarson, was established in AD 874. Until the 19th century, there was
no urban development in the city location. The city was founded in 1786 as an official trading
town and grew steadily over the next decades, as it transformed into a regional and later national
centre of commerce, population, and governmental activities. It is among the cleanest, greenest,
and safest cities in the world

The first permanent settlement in Iceland by Norsemen is believed to have been established at Reykjavík
by Ingólfur Arnarson from Norway around AD 870; this is described in Landnámabók, or the Book of Settlement.
Ingólfur Arnarson is said to have decided the location of his settlement using a traditional Norse method;
he cast his high seat pillars into the ocean when he saw the coastline, then settled where the pillars came to shore.

The story about the pillars of course to many people is a bit hard to swallow. He obviously settled near
the hot springs to keep warm in the winter and wouldn't have allowed it to be determined by happenstance.
Furthermore the probability of the pillars drifting to that location from where they were said to have been
thrown from the boat seems improbable. Nevertheless that is what the Landnamabok says and says furthermore
that Ingolf's pillars are still to be found in a house there in town.


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jetsetjohnny.ca features
John Simone`s exotic-destination travel photography

Follow @johnsimonephoto_travel: Instagram


Simone spent 5 years traveling
to over 80 countries as Senior Photographer
and Photography Teacher on Princess Cruises


These are the first Forty-four cities posted - with more to follow

Click any city to visit on John Simone Photography's jetsetjohnny.ca:

A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Beijing, China
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Bergen, Norway
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Cape Town, South Africa
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Casablanca, Morocco
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Dakar, Senegal
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Dalian, China
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Dubai, UAE
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Chan May, Vietnam
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Funchal, Madeira Islands
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Ganvie, Benin
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Hoi An, Vietnam
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Honfleur, France
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Hong Kong, China
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Hue, Vietnam
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Keelung, Taiwan
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Ko Samui, Thailand
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Kristiansand, Norway
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Lisbon, Portugal
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Lome, Togo
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Luderitz, Namibia
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Maui, Hawaii
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Mindelo, Cape Verde
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Miyajima, Japan
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Mumbai, India
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Muscat, Oman
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Nanortalik, Greenland
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Newport, Rhode Island
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Nosy Be, Madagascar
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Oahu, Hawaii
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Okinawa, Japan
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Rabat, Morocco
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Reykjavik, Iceland
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Saigon, Vietnam
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on St. Pierre et Miquelon, France
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Seoul, South Korea
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Seville, Spain
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Singapore
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Tenerife, Canary Islands
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Tetouan, Morocco
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Thorshvn, Faroe Islands
A photo-essay by John Simone Photography on Yangon, Myanmar

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