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.

Explore this area of Iceland on a self drive tour.

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

Marshall House

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Thufa

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Grandi

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Whales of Iceland

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Silfra

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Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre

Harpa is Rekjavík’s premier concert hall and conference centre. Opened in 2011, its design was a collaboration between Danish-Icelandic artist Ólafu...

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Sun Voyager

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Arnarhóll

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Reykjavík Harbour

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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 exhibitions of...

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Bæjarins Beztu | Hot Dog Stand

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Lækjargata

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Imagine Peace Tower

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Austurvöllur

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Dómkirkjan

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Alþingi

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Reykjavík Settlement Exhibition

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Ráðhúsið – Reykjavík City Hall

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Reykjavík

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Laugavegur (Main Street)

Wikimedia, Creative Commons, Photo Credit: Marek Ślusarczyk Laugavegur is the main shopping street in Reykjavík, renowned for its boutiques, restaura...

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