Reykjavik is the northernmost capital city in Europe. For the majority of visitors - is the gateway to a fascinating world of adventure and severe on the island. Where you can plunge into one of the many geothermal sources or visit a specialized luxury spa. Reykjavik loves their openness and vibrant culture, the world of popular music, great food and a very lively nightlife. City, port, and capital of Iceland, on the SW coast. It was founded by Ingolfur Arnarson and remained a village until the 18th century. Granted a charter in 1786, it became the headquarters of the Danish administration in 1801. Reykjavik was made the Iceland capital in 1918 and is the seat of the parliament (Althing) and of the Lutheran bishop. It was a vital Allied base in World War II.