A shallow lake in the
center of the city

Tjörnin

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Why locals love it?

Young families and old residents come here on sunny days and feed the ducks. The pond has a rich birdlife, though questions have been raised on the future of it as the seagulls have made themselves way to friendly there.

Why you should visit it

You'll most definately end up there at some point. Walking around the pond on a lovely day is great way to begin or end a day in the city. Bring a loaf of bread for the ducklings and then have a seat at the "Við tjörnina" coffeehouse.

Special tip

I wouldn't recommend swimming in it, as it is both quite shallow and dirty.

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If you visit Reykjavík then you really can't miss Tjörnin (The pond). It's the heart of downtown and if it is really fun for children minus the age of 12 to go there and feed the birds.
Daníel Daníelsson local February 13, 2017
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