Information about Engey

Engey as seen from shoreCredit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons, photo by Christian Bickel

Engey is the second largest island in Faxaflói, the bay by which Reykjavík stands.

This landmass is 1.7 kilometres (5,600 ft) long and 400 metres (1,300 ft) wide, yet it is uninhabited; the only building on it is a lighthouse that was first built in 1902.

This was not always the case, however; as far back as 1226, it is thought to have been used for fishing, growing crops, and transporting goods to the Icelandic mainland. 

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Attractions nearby Engey

Grandi

Over the past few years, Grandi harbour has transformed into a cultural fixture of Reykjavík. Bursting with shops, restaurants, and museums, ...

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Whales of Iceland

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Milan Nykodym. Whales of Iceland is an exhibit in Reykjavík, and the biggest whale exhibition i...

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Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre

Harpa is Rekjavík’s premier concert hall and conference centre. Opened in 2011, it was designed by a collaboration between Danish-Icela...

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Sun Voyager

The Sun Voyager (Sólfarið) is a large steel sculpture of a ship, located on the road Sæbraut, by the seaside of central Reykjav&i...

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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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Reykjavík Harbour

  Reykjavík Harbour refers to the Old Harbour, and is located close to the centre of the city. It is the main port of departure for wha...

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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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Bæjarins Beztu | Hot Dog Stand

Bæjarins Beztu Pyslur is a popular hot dog stand in the centre of Iceland’s capital Reykjavík.  The name of the busine...

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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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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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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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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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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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Ráðhúsið – Reykjavík City Hall

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

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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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Viðey

Viðey is an island just off the coast of Reykjavík, Iceland’s capital city. It is a popular destination due to its natural beauty, ...

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Hlemmur

Hlemmur is a  long-time fixture of Reykjavík’s capital region, serving for the past century as a central transportation hub. Hlemm...

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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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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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Hljómskálagarðurinn

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

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Tours near Engey

Puffin Tour from Reykjavík

Marvel over Iceland’s most adorable creature on this affordable and rewarding puffin-watching......

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Puffin & Bird Watching | from Reykjavík's Old Harbour

Meet one of Iceland's most famous winged residents and the world renown ‘Clown of the sea’, with......

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Whales & Puffins | Combo Tour

Collect new life-lasting memories in Iceland by joining this whale and puffin watching adventure......

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Reykjavik Express Puffin Tour

Explore the rich birdlife just outside of Reykjavík on a RIB boat with this small......

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Scuba Diving Adventure | Visit a Shipwreck in Faxafloi Bay

Embark on an underwater adventure in Iceland by joining a scuba diving tour that visits the......

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