Hofdi is a historic Reykjavik building. The house was built in 1909 for the French consul in Iceland, but is best known as the site of the 1986 summit between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, widely believed to have …

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Videy is only approximately 1.7 km² in size and its highest point is 32 m above sea level. The basalt formations along the island’s coast are striking, particularly the columnar basalt by Virkishofdi and Eidisbjarg. Videy offers many attractions. You …

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The Settlement Exhibition deals with the settlement of Reykjavik, based on archaeological digs in the center of Reykjavik. The exhibition’s centerpiece is a 9th century longhouse, the remains of which were found during construction work in Adalstræti. North of …

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Perlan is one of Reykjavik’s most notable landmarks. Perlan was built on top of six hot water tanks, each of which holds over 4 million litres of hot water. Perlan opened in 1991 and features the Winter Garden exhibition …

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Hallgrimskirkja is one of Reykjavik’s most notable landmarks. The 74.5 metre tower offers one of the best views of Reykjavik area. Hallgrimskirkja was designed by architect Gudjon Samuelsson in 1937 and construction began in 1945. Construction took about 40 …

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The first concrete swimming pool was constructed in Laugardalur in 1908, where hot water from nearby springs was pumped into the pool along with cold water from the Gvendarbrunnar wells. Today there are 17 public swimming pools in the …

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