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 Airport

Photo from Reykjavík City Helicopter Tour Reykjavík Airport refers to the domestic airport within Iceland’s capital, often shorte...

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Norræna húsið

Credit: The Nordic House Facebook.  The Nordic House (Est. 1968) is a cultural institution and exhibition space in Reykjavík which aims t...

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University of Iceland

Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Tommy Bee.  The University of Iceland ("Háskóli Íslands"), in Reykjavik, is Iceland&...

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Kópavogur

Kópavogur is a municipality in the Capital Region of Iceland. It is the largest town of those surrounding Reykjavík City, as well a...

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Perlan

Perlan ('The Pearl') is a museum and rotating glass dome built on top of six water tanks that together store 24 million litres of Reykjav&ia...

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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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Hljómskálagarðurinn

Hljómskálagarðurinn is a park in Reykjavík’s downtown area, renowned for its birdlife, sculptures, and serenity. Loc...

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Tjörnin

Tjörnin is the historic, picturesque pond that can be found in downtown Reykjavík. This popular spot in the capital city is bordered by...

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Ráðhúsið – Reykjavík City Hall

Reykjavík City Hall (Ráðhús Reykjavíkur) is located on the banks of Tjörnin Pond in central Reykjaví...

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Hallgrímskirkja

Hallgrímskirkja is a Lutheran church, located on top of hill Skólavörðuhæð in the centre of Reykjavík. At 74...

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Reykjavík Settlement Exhibition

Photo above from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by Heidrunin The Reykjavík Settlement Exhibition is a fascinating place where visitors can disco...

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Alþingi

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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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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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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Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhus / Harbor house

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by TommyBee. Hafnarhús, or the Harbour House, is one of the three buildings which hosts the exhibit...

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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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Tours near Bessastaðir

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 Observation Deck | Perlan Museum 360° Viewing Platform

Discover one of the best-known landmark buildings in Reykjavík, Perlan Museum, and its fabulous......

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

Hop aboard this sightseeing tour to make the most of Iceland’s urban and natural landscapes.......

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Greater Reykjavik Area | Evening Tour

Discover the hidden secrets of Reykjavík on this economic evening tour of the greater capital......

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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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Reykjavik Sightseeing and Blue Lagoon Trip

Immerse yourself in the cityscapes of Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík, before visiting the......

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Private Sightseeing Tour of Reykjavik City

Get to know Reykjavík on this private sightseeing tour where you visit the many historical sites......

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