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Hallgrimskirkja (Church of Hallgrimur)

If the first thing on your mind when booking a holiday is going green then Iceland will certainly be worth a week or two of your time. Officially the most environmentally friendly country in the world there is plenty for the ecotourist to see and do.


Hallgrimskirkja is Reykjavik's biggest and most recognisable church. However, one of the more interesting aspects to the church is that it has only recently been built. The church has an interesting look, said to emulate that of the Icelandic lava flows. The church is open from 9am to 5pm every day and is free to enter.


For accommodation the Kex Hostel is located right in the heart of Reykjavik and is very affordable. The hostel comes with some great reviews so it is unlikely that you will leave disappointed. Whether you are looking for a nightclub or just somewhere friendly to have a coffee everything is right on your doorstep.


Reykjavik operates a hop on hop off service by bus. If you go for this the ticket is valid for 24 hours and you can stop at any of the points on the tour and pick another bus up at your leisure. This is a great way to take a tour for those who aren't in a rush. Do check times though as it doesn't operate all year.


It is said that Reykjavik is home to some of the best fish restaurants in the world. The Fish Company has a variety of meals from across the world including authentic Icelandic options. It has a warm and cosy atmosphere and is definitely worth a visit on a cold day.


Reykjavik takes its environmental responsibilities very seriously, and as such you shouldn't have any trouble finding everything you need when on holiday whether that is car hire, tours or accommodation.

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