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Reykjavík, the northermost capital of the world, offers a lot to see for its visitors. Hence, the fifth part of our trip is dedicated to this one location. We ride along the Vesturlandsvegur, which now looks like a motorway, not like the narrow road that we enjoyed for the most time of our trip around Iceland. We directly head for the center of Reykjavík, where we first get on the Öskjuhlíð, the hill where the warm water reservoir Perlan is located. On the roof of this building we have a great look over the city and the environment.

The Hallgrímskirkja is visible from every edge of Reykjavík. The bus takes us to its location; we have a short look inside, then have a walk through downtown Reykjavík and meet the Alþingishúsið where the parliament resides (it does not assemble in Þingvellir any longer, of course).We reach the Tjörnin lake, walk through the town hall, and continue our walk towards the harbour, then to the Harpa concert hall. Our bus picks us up near the concert hall and brings us to our last hotel, the Cabin Hotel.

On the next morning, we drive to Mosfellsbær, the neighboring city to the north, to wander on the Úlfarsfell as our last hike on this trip. The hill is 295 m high, which is not too difficult to manage. From here, we get a last overview on Reykjavík and on the west coast, which we drove along when we came from the north the day before. For the rest of the afternoon, we spend our time in the city, walking around, having a café, and then meet at the Restaurant Reykjavík in the evening for our closing dinner.

The last day has come; we have to leave very early (04:20!) at the hotel to get to the Airport Keflavík in time.

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