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Best Winter Sports in Reykjavík

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If adventure sports put you off, think again. Eskimos offers such a wide range of activities, it's hard to maintain that somber attitude. There's dog sledding, kayaking, rafting, horseback riding, snow safaris et al to enthrall you and test your bravado quotient. At the same time, appreciate nature's bounty in the form of fjords, glaciers, lava formations, geysers, waterfalls, lagoons and what have you. Be sure to get hold of the right gear and guide.

A beautiful stone-lined pond in the midst of Reykjavik, the Tjörnin is a charming picture of serenity and quietude in the bustle of the city. The water of the Tjörnin was initially recognized as a lagoon, and has been lapping its tranquil shores since long. Several prominent buildings such as the Reykjavik City Hall and the Idno Theater form a striking backdrop to the pond, and a colorful array of houses also dot its shores. In summer, the pond is flecked with a range of waterfowl who are fed by visiting locals and tourists. Such is the amount of birdfeed tossed into the pond, that it has earned the moniker of being 'the biggest bread soup in the world'. When the weather turns in winter, the pond assumes a frosty sheen, lending it a spectacular setting ideal for ice-skating.

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