Historic Sites in Reykjavik

Historic Sites in Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik Historic Sites

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  • susan L
    Milton, MA14 contributions
    The exhibition is multimedia which made learning about the area history visually diverse. We wished we had allowed more than an hour and a half to visit, as the museum is larger than we expected and there is so much to see.
    Written October 3, 2022
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  • Graham J
    32 contributions
    We used our Reykjavik City passes to catch the ferry to Videy. It is very quiet and relaxing there. Just nature, some lovely old buildings and Yoko Ono's Peace Tower to see. Coffee and food available in that big house you see in the photo, or take a picnic and explore the island. Plenty of return ferries to choose from. Not recommended as disabled access friendly - steep climb up the hillside when you get there.
    Written September 27, 2022
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  • Andreas M
    6 contributions
    Tucked away in an inconspicuous back yeard lies a fantastic hidden treasure. There are so many great pieces here, that you have to be ready to come back - there's too much for just one visit.
    Written September 26, 2022
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  • Wesley C
    Tucson, AZ8,990 contributions
    Built in 1909 as the residence of the French consul. Now an elegant location for official state functions. Not open to the public -- supposed to be spectacular inside. In 1986, it was the location for the Reagan-Gorbachev Summit.
    Written July 17, 2022
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  • atticus47
    Baden, Austria45 contributions
    The old cemetery is close to the City Hall and Tjörnin, the lake in the city centre. Though no longer in use for burials, it is kept in great shape. The numerous monuments and - in summer - the abundance of flowers make it a superb place to walk around slowly, study the inscriptions and take a rest.
    Written September 15, 2022
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  • bskramer
    The Villages, FL344 contributions
    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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  • Vincent K
    Concord, NC127 contributions
    This is an off the beaten track place that recommended an SUV, but we reached it in sedans. The ruins are not much, but just beyond is an enchanting valley where water courses from different directions to create a valley of small waterfalls. We spent several hours here exploring.
    Written October 6, 2018
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  • Víking
    Reykjavik, Iceland5 contributions
    What a marvelous place! This cultural center/ restaurant/ music hall is a must while in Iceland.
    The owner is very lovely and took us on a tour of the building and It’s history.
    The building is over 100 years old as it is one of the first stone built houses in Iceland, and was built by iceland’s first prime minister. The restaurant has really fresh and good dishes and is also great in vegan. The music hall in the backyard is beautiful and has one of the best two grand piano’s in Iceland! Great place for a private event or to go to a small concert!
    Highly recommended!
    Written October 1, 2019
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  • CharlieV2011
    Chicago, IL1,556 contributions
    I was walking through the area and decided to stop in for a quick visit as the ticket I purchased for the National Gallery allows free entrance here. The house is small and is really 3 rooms. The painter left hundreds of painting to the country of Iceland and they are on display in several museums. The theme of the paintings in the home related to trolls. Great way to spend 30 minutes if you have the free entrance ticket.
    Written July 19, 2021
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