Win! Five Nights In Reykjavik, Iceland Valued At $15,000

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Lifehacker is currently running a competition in conjunction with SodaStream to win five nights in Iceland's capital city - the former viking settlement of Reykjavik. The prize includes flights, accommodation and $1000 spending money for a total value of more than $15,000! Here are the details on how to enter.

UPDATE: This competition is now closed. We'll be announcing the winner soon!

Reykjavik is the home of iconic Game of Thrones star Thor "The Mountain" Bjornson, who recently featured in a hilarious video Shame or Glory, which urges Aussies to ditch plastic water bottles.

Research commissioned by Sodastream revealed while 90 per cent of Australians claim to be making the effort to recycle everything or almost everything they use, the reality is far different. In fact, Australians recycle only a third of the billion plastic bottles sold around the country each year.

“Shame or Glory is a bit of fun, but Australia’s plastic problem is no joke,” Bjornsson said.

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Reykjavik is the birthplace of SodaStream spokesperson and Icelandic strongman Hafþór Júlíus "Thor" Björnsson - better known as Ser Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane on Game Of Thrones. Situated on the coast of Iceland, it is the country's largest city and serves as a gateway to the astonishing geographic sights beyond.

The city is home to many attractions, including the National and Saga museums (which trace Iceland’s Viking history), the looming Hallgrimskirkja church (which offer spectacular views of the surrounding countryside), a selection of geothermal springs and spas, a celebrated nightlife and a wide selection of award-winning restaurants. Naturally, there are also regular tours of surrounding natural wonders including mountains, volcanoes and wildlife. You can even take sailing trips in authentic viking ships!

Top whet your appetite, were are some photos of the kind of stuff you can expect to see, all taken in Reykjavik and its surroundings:

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This is easily one of the coolest prizes we've given away. Precisely how "cool" is up to you - the winner has 12 months to arrange their holiday which means you can visit in the summer, winter, or anywhere in-between!

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