ESA’s Sentinel-2A satellite captured Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. The gray area at the mid-lower side of the image is the city.
Reykjavík is on the southern shore of Faxa Bay. Its latitude is 64°08′ N, making it the world’s northernmost capital of a sovereign state. With a population of over 210K in the Capital Region, about 2/3 of the entire nation lives in the area. Volcanic activity provides Reykjavík with geothermal heating systems for both residential and industrial districts, making the city among the cleanest, greenest, and safest cities in the world.
The local scenery on the ground is as follows.