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Reykjavik Sightseeing Tour
"Your Reykjavik sightseeing tour includes short stops at the following attractions:BessastadirVisit the presidential residence at Bessastadir built between 1761 and 1766 and home to Iceland's president. You’ll also stop in the town of Hafnarfjordur famous for having one of the largest settlements of elves and other mystical beings known as the ""hidden folk."" You will also visit the old fishing harbor and when possible the famous fish market.PerlanIn Reykjavik you'll go to the Perlan building which was built on water tanks that hold the city's hot water supply. Here you can enjoy the spectacular view over Reykjavik and its surroundings from Perlan’s top-floor revolving restaurant.Hofdi HouseExplore Hofdi House in northern Reykjavi where the all-important summit between President Ronald Reagan and Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev took place in 1986. You will also visit Hallgrimskirkja (the largest church in Iceland and one of its tallest structures) the University of Iceland area and the old town center
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Gulfoss and Geysir Express Half-Day Trip from Reykjavik
"You will visit Thingvellir where the Icelandic parliament Alpingi was established in 930. It is here in this geologically unique place that the slowly diverging tectonic plates of America and Europe meet. In 2004 Thingvellir was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List. The to the spouting hot spring of Geysir and Strokkur. Continuing your journey to Hveragerdi a small but beautiful horticultural town you will see how geothermal energy has been harnessed for the unique greenhouse cultivation of all kinds of vegetables exotic fruit and flowers."""
From EUR63.00
 
Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik
"The tour begins with a visit to the Nesjavellir power plant a geothermal area in the picturesque landscape of Lake Thingvallavatn (this part of the tour may not be included in winter). This really is ""green"" renewable energy as more than half of Reykjavik's population gets its energy from the Nesjavellir geothermal plant. Your tour also includes a visit to Thingvellir where the Icelandic parliament Althingi was founded in 930 making it the oldest functioning parliament in the world. It is here that the slowly diverging tectonic plates of America and Europe meet. Your tour continues to the beautiful waterfall of Gullfoss a highlight of any visit to Iceland along with the incredible spouting hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur. You will also visit Skalholt church
From EUR66.00

Norræna húsið - The Nordic House. Tips (1)

Norræna húsið - The Nordic House.

The Nordic House in Reykjavík is a common cultural center for the Nordic countries. It was opened in 1968 and designed by Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) the world-known Finnish architect and designer. The Nordic House serves as to strengthen the ties between the Nordic nations and to serve as a link between them and is run by the Nordic Council of Ministers. It hosts exhibitions, workshops, concerts, lectures and conferences all very well attended by Icelanders and other Nordic nations visiting, studying or living in Iceland.

It has an excellent library containing books, CDs and DVDs from all the Nordic nations.

The Nordic House is a co-producer of the Reykjavík International Film Festival and Iceland Airwaves.

In the basement (there is lift which takes you there) are exhibitions of the work of Alvar Aalto (2008) to celebrate the 40th anniversay of the Nordic House, and other Nordic exhibitions.

There is also a caféteria at the Nordic House, "Café Alvar A - food and drink" with excellent views of the University quarters and the bird reservoir in Vatnsmýrin. You can read a very good selection of Nordic news-papers at the caféteria which are flown in every day.

The caféteria is open every day from 10-17 and weekends from 12-17.
The Library is open every day from 10-17.
The Exhibition rooms are open every day from 12-17 except Mondays when they are closed.

Admission is free.

The Nordic partnership was established in 1914 by the kings of Sweden, Denmark and Norway just before WW1 when there was unsettled political situation. Here in Iceland the Nordic association was established in 1922. It is not located in the Nordic house but down-town in Óðinsgata 7. They offer language courses, trips and lectures. And since the financial collapse here in Iceland in 2008 they were inundated with requests from Icelanders about jobs and other information on the Scandinavian countries.

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Hallgrimskirkja

Worth a visit to this unusual modern cathedral that dominates the skyline of the city. Take the lift to the top for great views across the city and harbour. It is extremely windy up there and in the...
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Hallgrimskirkja

Hallgrímskirkja is our biggest church (kirkja=church) and is named after Hallgrímur Pétursson, a reverend and hymn writer (1614-1674) who wrote the beautiful hymns "Passíusálmar" which are Iceland's...
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Perlan

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Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre

Harpa Concert and Conference Center stands right next to the harbour and cannot be missed if you are spending any time in Reykjavik. There are several floors in the building with many concert halls...
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Reykjavik 871

During construction for a new hotel in 2001, a Viking-era longhouse was discovered under the streets of Reykjavík, and it has been preserved right where it was found (the hotel was completed,...
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Videy Island

Viðey is an island off the shore of Reykjavík and it only takes 5 minutes to sail there with Viðeyjarferjan ferry. It is 1,6 km2. In Viðey was an Augustinian monastery from 1235-1539 and excavations...
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