Austurvollur Square

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Malgorzata
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Austurvollur is a public square in downtown Reykjavík. It is many cafes, restaurants and shops at this place, so it is a popular gathering place for residents and visitors. The square contains a large statue of Jon Sigurdsson, a leader of Iceland's independence movement. Located around the perimeter of the square are: the Parliament House, the Domkirkjan ,the city's oldest church, the Hotel Borg. You cn also find here The Black Cone, Monument to Civil Disobedience. A nice, quiet square.
Written May 12, 2020
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geotech522
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We saw this at the end of our free walking tour given by "Follow Me." There are shops and restaurants nearby. Austurvollur Square has historic buildings and statues all over. There is an historic church, the Parliament Building and statues of famous Icelandic people such as Skuli Magnasson (developer of industries in Iceland) and Jón Sigurðsson (Icelandic national hero). It is also a place that is famous for protests to gather. The day we were there, it was the ending point for a protest march against global warming. Interesting to visit.
Written February 2, 2020
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Lottelli
Wirral, UK2,336 contributions
Couples
A nice park with well kept and maintained gardens. The cathedral and House of Parliament sit here. Often, airplanes pass over head which is cool to see. Benches available to stop and rest and ponder!
Written July 27, 2021
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Yorkterrier01
York, UK2,600 contributions
Family
At 4pm on a weekday, this seemed quite a quiet square but still pleasant to wander through/ It has a statue of Jón Sigurðsson within it
Written December 8, 2018
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Janie M
Palm Harbor, FL222 contributions
Couples
Nice history to see, great meeting spot, center of everything really and great shopping and food nearby
Written October 1, 2019
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K N
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Friends
Pretty little square in the heart of downtown. Has lots of history attached to the buildings. First and only full statue of a female in Iceland.
Written March 18, 2018
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Nidgehammer
Stevenage, UK4,786 contributions
Couples
We were glad to slip off the main drag down to the harbour (signposted City Hall) to find this handsome square in the centre of the city. There was a relaxed feel to the area and an interesting mix of architectural styles, this happens all over Reykjavík but works best here.

There’s a few cafes and bars and even a Jamie’s Italian if you like that sort of thing and it leads to the other side of the harbour where there are dozens of swans, geese and other sea birds looking to be fed.
Written March 10, 2018
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Lee S
Colchester, VT1,116 contributions
Family
Austurvollur Square is a nice public space in Old Reykjavic. It borders Parliament and has a number of cafes and restaurants on the opposite side. It must be pretty in the summer. It's definitely worth a stroll around if you're in Old Reykjavik to see the statue of Jon Sigurdsson. I also got to be part of the Panama Papers protest in Austurvollur Square during my visit, perhaps giving it more meaning for me.
Written April 28, 2016
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Wesley C
Tucson, AZ8,077 contributions
Small attractive park in heart of the city surrounded by beautiful buildings. Two of which are probably the most important buildings in Iceland's history -- Parliament and the Lutheran Cathedral.
Written July 15, 2022
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JoeNathan9249
Saint Paul, MN5,693 contributions
VERY NICE - has a monument to civil disobedience by which they mean demonstrating in front of the building, not breaking in.
Written June 6, 2022
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