Pictures: A Reykjavik summer day

It's great to hitch a ride after a tiresome day ...

It's great to hitch a ride after a tiresome day of playing. Photo: Iceland Monitor/Ófeigur Lýðsson

An Icelandic summerday can drag anyone out of their house, as has been visible in Reykjavik over the last few days. People have been cleaning up their gardens, playing around, hiking and baby bird are starting to fly from their nests.

Photographers from mbl.is [Iceland Monitor's syster publication in Icelandic] have been out and about photographing the yet best days of the of summer in the capital.

Kids from Draumaland after-school care.

Kids from Draumaland after-school care. Photo: Iceland Monitor/Ómar Óskarsson

Boats by Reykjavik harbour.

Boats by Reykjavik harbour. Photo: Iceland Monitor/Ómar Óskarsson

A small redwing looking for food in Hljómskálagarðurinn park.

A small redwing looking for food in Hljómskálagarðurinn park. Photo: Iceland Monitor/Hanna Andrésdóttir

Rubber boots are essential in Icelandic summer.

Rubber boots are essential in Icelandic summer. Photo: Iceland Monitor/Eggert Jóhannesson

Many have used to good weather for exercising outdoors.

Many have used to good weather for exercising outdoors. Photo: Iceland Monitor/Ómar Óskarsson

Slow but steady, it marches on.

Slow but steady, it marches on. Photo: Iceland Monitor/Ómar Óskarsson

Enjoying the sun over a drink in a café by ...

Enjoying the sun over a drink in a café by Austurvöllur is particularly popular on a warm summer day in Reykjavik. Photo: Iceland Monitor/Ómar Óskarsson

Götuleikhúsið performed in Reykjavik centre, the act inspired by a ...

Götuleikhúsið performed in Reykjavik centre, the act inspired by a poem by Sigurður Pálsson. Photo: Iceland Monitor/Ómar Óskarsson

There's much traffic in and out of the city these ...

There's much traffic in and out of the city these days as people travel around on their summer holidays. Photo: Iceland Monitor/Ófeigur Lýðsson

Adolf Smári grilled sausages for passerbys at Austurvöllur.

Adolf Smári grilled sausages for passerbys at Austurvöllur. Photo: Iceland Monitor/Ómar Óskarsson

A break from mowing the lawn.

A break from mowing the lawn. Photo: Iceland Monitor/Ófeigur Lýðsson

This is the second and third generation of swans that ...

This is the second and third generation of swans that reside at Bakkatjörn Lake over the summer. Photo: Iceland Monitor/Ómar Óskarsson

Icelanders have a complicated relationship with lupin flowers. They are ...

Icelanders have a complicated relationship with lupin flowers. They are beautiful, but very aggressive on other vegetation. Photo: Iceland Monitor/Ómar Óskarsson

Siberian Huskies on a hike. The puppies are called Krummi, ...

Siberian Huskies on a hike. The puppies are called Krummi, Rjúpa, Þoka and Ylfa. Their mother's name is Kría. Photo: Iceland Monitor/Hanna Andrésdóttir

Ducklings on Tjörninn in Reykjavik centre.

Ducklings on Tjörninn in Reykjavik centre. Photo: Iceland Monitor/Ómar Óskarsson

Children playing in the lovely summer weather.

Children playing in the lovely summer weather. Photo: Iceland Monitor/Kristinn Magnússon

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