Bessastadir

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simpleyme
Washington802 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
The drive out to the house was lovley,neat old farms,rocky ground.It was so windy the day we were there. If you have time its a neat drive.
Written October 20, 2019
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ArcherReykjavik
Havana, Cuba75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012
When you approach the house you can see there is a sign saying you can't approach the house beyond the line. But when you come closer you can see there is no line. Respect the president's wishes and don't go to the house, but it is interesting that you can...
Written February 3, 2013
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bskramer
The Villages, FL344 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Due to some changes in our travel scheduled that required us to stay near Reyjavik longer than we expected, we had the opportunity to visit the home of the President of Iceland. We were impressed by the ideal setting along the coast and enjoyed the ride there. We visited in the morning and were the only tourists visiting. Even though it was windy, we took very scenic photographs of the church and ceremonial buildings. Only a chain and sign indicated the boundary for tourists. At the time we visited, there was only one police car parked at the home. It is a beautiful serene setting that reminded us of how a civilized world should operate. We spent about 30 minutes here before departing. Since this is an easy stop in or out of Reykjavik, it is well worth a 45-minute stop.
Written June 2, 2022
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Diane W
Scottsdale, AZ1,545 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The most amazing thing about this? You can get extremely close to the President’s home! I saw someone working on the landscaping but if there was security it was not obvious. If you are in the area, and have some extra time, stop by; I wouldn’t make a special trip.
Written September 13, 2019
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gzau
San Diego, CA2,055 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
Bessastaðir is an old farm on the outskirt of Reykjavik. It is nice but not really that interesting other than the president of Iceland lives there. You are free to walk around most of it. It is more of an optional stop than a real destination.
Written April 23, 2019
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LaPalmaGuy
Orange County, CA142 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
This building was a historically a church, in front of the buildings which serves as the residence of the President of Iceland. I was told it was the earliest stone building in Iceland built in the 1700th. There are no visible guards present but am sure they are around the residence where we were not permitted to visit. What puzzles me is why the earlier settlers from Norway did not bring over iron tools to cut stones to Iceland. Stone working in southern Europe did not make it to Iceland until 1700th?
Written October 1, 2018
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Chinapjs
Washington DC, DC3,786 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
Can't actually get in but you can walk around the grounds and visit the church on the grounds. We've been inside for a Christmas Party for the children of diplomats. Very pretty. What is hard to believe is that there is so little security. Icelanders rightly believe it is unnecessary.
Written September 9, 2018
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Bob W
Maineville, OH473 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
This is a well maintained house/meeting hal that was the place of the Reagan/Gorbachov nuclear weapons treaty agreement.You can't go in but plaques tell what happened here.
Written July 26, 2018
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dgg123
Halifax, Canada1,476 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Friends
The church out front of the presidents home was more interesting and the views were very good. Not a security guard or fence anywhere at this home and it was nice to see that.
Written October 6, 2015
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happy_in_paris_10
Atlanta, GA736 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
One of the highlights of our City Tour of Reyjkavik was a few minutes outside the town. It was the President's house. There is a complex of a few buildings and an 18th century church on the waterfront. No guards. No walls. No fences. We went right up to it! The president was not home but we were free to walk the estate. Our tour guide let us know that everyone is on a first name basis in Iceland, and that the President likes to jog. If he is home, he will greet the tourists who come out to his home. It was a blizzard when we arrived, so we didn't stay long at this location. I took a picture of my husband who is 6 feet tall next to a snow drift that was considerably taller than him (and then got back on the bus!)
Written March 21, 2015
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