Reykjavik is the largest city in Iceland, and formed by them the suburbs of the “Big Reykjavik” is home to more than 60% of the population of the whole country. A clear visual border between the city and its suburbs to conduct quite difficult. Reykjavik is a city that combines different styles in architecture. The building of Althing (Parliament of Iceland) is reminiscent of the architecture of classicism, and the national library and a theatre embody the style of national romanticism, functionalism style gravitates cultural center “North house”. In General, in the planning of the city, the abundance of open spaces sense of breadth and freedom: between the houses and entire residential neighborhoods like to leave an empty place — Icelanders appreciate the beauty of space.
For heating homes and generating electricity, the citizens use the energy of hot springs, the water temperature from the wells reaches +140°C. In the polar Reykjavik has its own private beach — Laguna Nautholsvik, the water is heated. One of the symbolic buildings of Reykjavik is Perlan (“pearl”) — a giant storage device, supplying boiling water through the capital. In addition to performing basic functions, Perlan contains a lot of objects that attract tourists. There are rotating observation deck, a winter garden, an artificial geyser, Saga Museum with wax figures, shops and restaurants.