|Tjörnin (the Pond) in Reykjavík|
Tjörnin (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈtʰjœrtn̥ɪn], The Pond) is a small lake in central Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland. Although it is not among the biggest lakes in the country, it is one of the best known.
Most visitors to Reykjavík pass along its shore, as it is situated in the city centre next to the Reykjavik City Hall and several museums. Several buildings belonging to the University of Iceland are also close by.
Tjörnin has long been a favorite spot for bringing young children to see and feed the ducks, seagulls, swans and geese that reside there.
During the winter, the lake usually freezes over but hot geothermal waters are pumped in to defrost an area for water birds.
See also 
- Panorama: http://www.flippi.net/ontour/2000island/index.htm?20000712a.htm
- Webcam: http://www.inspiredbyiceland.com/icelandlive/#tjornin
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