Iceland has becomes a hot spot for film and TV — Game of Thrones, Thor, Prometheus, and Star Wars were/are filmed there. When the movies and TV shows leave, the tourists arrive to live out real life adventures like their favorite on-screen heroes and heroines. Iceland has certainly benefitted from this bump, with a tourism industry that saw 1.5 million people visiting just last year.
The island country on everyone’s “Travel Hot List” is a little smaller than the state of Colorado, with a population of around 315,000 people. 125,000 of those people are in the capital city Reykjavik. That much open space combined with that small of a population gives Iceland a distinct… quaintness that pairs well with nation’s stunningly natural beauty.
Icelanders built new cruise ship docks and hotels are sprouting like weeds in Reykjavik, so expect tourism to only grow over the next few years. In fact, it might be time to go now — before the place is overrun with thousands of cruisers clogging the streets of the city on a daily basis. And given that any trip to Iceland is going to be based out of Reykjavik, we thought it’d be a good idea to get to know that city a little better and dig deeper with this Insider Travel Guide.
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