Information about Bessastaðir

 

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.

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Attractions nearby Bessastaðir

Nauthólsvík

  Nautholsvik beach is a highly popular resort, located southwest of Oskjuhlid in Reykjavik. Nautholsvik offers great opportunites for for...

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Reykjavík

Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland and the northernmost capital of a sovereign state in the world. Despite a small population (120.000 and more tha...

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Perlan

  Perlan ("The Pearl") is a rotating glass dome built on watertanks that store Reykjavik's hot water. Surrounded by trees, it stan...

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National Museum

  The Icelandic National Museum, located at Sudurgata 41 in Reykjavik, displays objects providing a great insight to the nation's cultural h...

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Hafnarfjörður

  Hafnarfjordur is a port town of around 26.100 people around 10 km from Reykjavik, and is Iceland's third largest town.  Nature &...

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Hallgrímskirkja

  Hallgrimskirkja is a Lutheran church, towering high over Reykjavik from the hill Skolavorduhaed. It is Iceland's largest church and its to...

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Althingi

The Alþingi is Iceland’s longest running and highest institution of government, having been formed amidst the stunning beauty of Þin...

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Dómkirkjan

  The small and charming Domkirkja church is the central Lutheran church in Iceland.  The Domkirkja is situated at Reykjavik's main pu...

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Austurvöllur

  Austurvollur is a public square in the centre of Reykjavik and a popular gathering place. Around the square are cafés, clubs, sho...

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Lækjargata

  Laekjargata is a street in central Reykjavik. The street has some of Reykjavik's oldest houses and features several cafés, restaura...

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Whale Exhibition Center

The Whale Exhibiton Center is a floating information and exhibition center at Reykjavik harbor. The Whale Exhibiton Center is focused on informing it...

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Seltjarnarnes

  Seltjarnarnes is a township in the Reykjavik district. It has a population of about 4600 people and land-wise it is the smallest township in t...

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Laugavegur (street)

  Laugavegur is the main shopping street in Reykjavik, located in the city centre. Laugavegur starts from Bankastraeti in the west and joins Kr...

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Garðabær

Garðabær is a municipality in the Capital Region of Iceland, located between the districts of Kópavogur and Hafnarfjörður.&n...

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Höfði

Hofdi is a building in north Reykjavik, most famous for being the meeting point of then-presidents Ronald Reagan of the United States and Mikhail Gorb...

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Ásmundarsafn

  Asmundarsafn in Laugardalur valley in Reykjavik is a museum dedicated to the works of Icelandic sculptor Asmundur Sveinsson. Along with the ...

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Laugardalur

  Laugardalur valley is an area  in Reykjavik. Among its attractions are the remains of the old washing pools - from which the valley ...

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Elliðaá

  Ellidaa is a river inside the Reykjavik area. Its source are two smaller rivers in the Blafjoll mountain range and the Hengill area that flow ...

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Viðey

From the Skarfabakki pier at Sundahofn harbour in Reykjavik (around 5 km from the center) you can take a ferry to Videy island in Kollafjordur bay. V...

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Heiðmörk

Heidmork is conservation area of over 300 hectars of land and a favorite pastime location, situated on the outskirts of Reykjavik. Heidmork is ...

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Tours near Bessastaðir

The Golden Circle & Reykjavik Sightseeing | See Iceland's most Famous Sites

This great tour offers a combination of the Reykjavik City Sightseeing and Golden Circle Express......

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Reykjavik Sightseeing and Blue Lagoon Trip

This great tour offers sightseeing in the Greater Reykjavik area, and a trip to the famous Blue......

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Reykjavík City Sightseeing by minibus

On this tour you will see the The old Höfði house where the all-important summit between the......

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Reykjavik city tour

Reykjavik is affectionately called the Biggest Little City in the World. This 3-hour guided tour......

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Reykjavik City Sightseeing and Beer Tasting

Discover the greater Reykjavík area on this fun and informative sightseeing tour, and end the......

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