Reykjavik Sights

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  • Government Building

Built in 1880–81, this structure is one of the country's oldest stone buildings. Iceland's Alþingi held its first session in AD 930...

Aurora Reykjavík

  • Local Interest–Sight

An absolute must-see for northern-lights seekers. Visitors here get to play with technology simulating the intensity and color spectrum...


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A place of worship has existed on this site since AD 1200. The small, charming church, built 1788–96, represents the state religion,...

Fjölskyldugarðurinn Family Park

  • Amusement Park/Water Park

Adjacent to Laugardalur Park, Fjölskyldugarðurinn has rides and games, such as Crazy Bikes—a driving school complete with miniature...

Grasagarður Botanic Garden

  • Garden/Arboretum

The free Grasagarður botanic garden in Laugardalur Park has an extensive outdoor collection of native and exotic plants. Coffee, cakes,...

Guido van Helten mural

  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

The most impressive murals to be found in Reykjavík are the work of Australian-born artist Guido van Helten, who carried out a series...


  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Completed in 1986 after more than 40 years of construction, the church is named for the 17th-century hymn writer Hallgrímur Pétursson.

Háskóli Íslands

  • Educational Institution

On the large, crescent-shape lawn in front of the main university building is a statue of Sæmundur Fróði, a symbol of the value of...

Ingólfur Arnarson statue

  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

Ingólfur Arnarson is renowned as the first Nordic settler in Iceland. Beyond this statue lies the city's architectural mélange: 18th-century...


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Inside this modernist building you'll find an impressive permanent exhibition dedicated to the life and works of Johannes Sveinsson Kjarval...


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