Bessastadir is the official residence of the president of Iceland and is situated in Alftanes, near Reykjavik.
In the 19th century, Iceland's only educational institution from 1805-1846 was the school at Bessastadir, Bessastadaskoli. The Reykjavik Gymnasium ('MR') traces its roots to Bessastadaskoli.
Visit this location on a self drive tour in Iceland.
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