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Airport Express Shared Arrival Transfer from Keflavik to Reykjavik
"After collecting your luggage and exiting the customs check you will see our ticket desk in the arrivals hall. Our coaches are located right outside the terminal door. Coaches depart 30-40 minutes after each flight arrival which means that even if your flight is delayed there will be a coach for you. The transfer service is offered round the clock every day of the week.During the 45 minute drive to Reykjavik you can either relax in our modern and comfortable coaches or make use of the free WiFi on board. Upon arrival in Reykjavik city there will be shuttles waiting to take you to your hotel.""""This frequent and reliable service is available every day of the week
From EUR17.00
 
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
From EUR39.00
 
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

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The Nordic House

The Nordic Culture House in Reykjavík was opened in 1968. The house was designed by the world famous Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto (1898-1976). He even designed the furniture in the café and the original bookshelves in the library. This Nordic cultural centre was to serve as a link between Iceland and the other Nordic countries and has done so excellently over the years. The Nordic House organizes an extensive program of cultural events and exhibitions and maintains a library, which is an essential part of the Nordic house. There is a gallery in the basement of the house where numerous exhibitions of Nordic art are held. The ground floor houses the library, a small café and a small concert hall.
Websites on Alvar Aalto:
http://www.greatbuildings.com/architects/Alvar_Aalto.html
http://www.jkl.fi/aalto/
http://www.scandinaviandesign.com/alvar_aalto/
http://www.aalto.com/

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Bjorgvin
Apr 04, 2011

City Hall

The Reykjavik City Hall is worth seeing because it is located on the Tjörn and it´s design is quite unique to the majority of Icelandic architecture. It is a very modern building and I read that many residents of Reykjavik were displeased with it´s construction. I think it looks pretty cool to me! I suppose there is always some disagreement with change.

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seamandrew
Nov 30, 2002

Internationally best-known building

Located back down near the shoreline is Reykjavik`s best-known building internationally, the Hofdi House (open9 am-9pm). This is the municipal reception hall behind whose clapboard exterior presidents Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev met in October 1986 to take their first bows before the pas-de-deux towards global disarmament.

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Jarra
Dec 14, 2003

THE HOFDI HOUSE

The origin of the Hofdi house is traced back to the times, when French fishermen frequented the Icelandic fishing grounds in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The most famous visitor of the Hofdi house is probably Sir. Winston Churchill. He visited Iceland in 1941. Marlene Dietriech also visited the house during the second world war.The most renowned guests of the Hofdi house are without a doubt the presidents Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbatsjov, who attended a summit meeting there in October 1986.During this meeting the house became world known and a Japanese millioner had an exact replica of the house built in his country

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Marionbcn
Sep 04, 2003
 
 
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This is great world's first...

This is great world's first parliment here in the capital of Iceland.
Parliament:
Established in 930, Althingi is the oldest functioning parliament in the world, with 63 members elected for a term of four years by a popular vote.

With the exception of the President and the judges of the Supreme Court, anyone who is eligible to vote can stand for a parliamentary seat.
All Icelandic people are nice and helpful.

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shiran_d
Aug 25, 2002

Best Music Shop!

You MUST go to 12 Tonar, located at Skolavoroustigur 15, which runs right into Hillgrimskirkja. They have a wide selection of Icelandic music that literally is only sold at their store. They also have a record label, and I would highly recomend asking the employees what they recomend. You can even have a cup of coffee, sit on a couch, and test drive a stack of CDs before buying.

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AppleBombJLP
Feb 28, 2006

Hofoi House

Hofoi House is a cultural center. It became famous in 1986 when there was a summit between Reagan and Gorbaciov. So now the house is call "Reagan-Gorbaciov's house".

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Cristian_Uluru
Jul 10, 2006

Stroll around the city

Just take a leisurely walk around the city and down the back streets and you'll see some lovely houses. Look out for the parliament building (Alpingi) and the oldest house in Reykjavik

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Jun 24, 2007

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"Iceland - in winter!"
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"Reykjavik 101"
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"Seamandrew's Reykjavik Region Page"
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"Iceland"
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"Reykjavik - wonderland :)"
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Great Architecture

Reykjavik has an awesome mixture of old and new architecture. Icelanders are big on design and it shows.

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Jan 06, 2006

Things to Do Near Reykjavík Region

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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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Blue Lagoon

In 2013 the Blue Lagoon Chill party went from being an exclusive and fun outdoor party in the lagoon with bands and DJs to an indoor venue. All those videos you see online of people dancing in the...
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Blue Lagoon

It was August, it was +6 and rain, and we were sitting neck-deep in Blue Lagoon in the water +38 and even the cold rain, which was falling on our heads didn`t bother us. The experience is absolutely...
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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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Perlan - The Pearl

There are telescopes on the view deck that you can see through if you have a few coins to spare, but it is not necessary as there is an excellent view of the old town and the nearby peninsula. Among...
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Whale Watching

There are plenty of possibilities for whale watching on Iceland, and the sea outside Reykjavik is considered a good place for it. I went on the Hafsulan boat ran by Reykavik Whale Safari and Puffin...
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