The world’s northernmost capital is framed by the majestic Mount Esja and the blue waters of Faxafloi Bay. Reykjavik is spread across a peninsula, with a panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean on almost all sides.
Around 870 AD Reykjavik became the first permanent settlement for Nordic's in Iceland, but it wasn't until the 18th century, under the control of the Danish, that the city began to properly urbanize. During the 19th century nationalism gained popularity, but it wasn't achieved until 1944.
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