Information about Tjörnin

Tjörnin by night

Tjörnin is the historic, picturesque pond that can be found in downtown Reykjavík.

This popular spot in the capital city is bordered by cultural sites such as the National Gallery of Iceland, the theatre Tjarnabío, and Reykjavík City Hall, where the Guide to Iceland visitor centre is located. 

Tjörnin has a year-round duck population, due to the fact that one corner of the lake is geothermally heated so that it never freezes over. It is encouraged to feed the birds with treats like oats and frozen peas, which they digest much better than bread.

The pond borders a beautiful inner city park, Hljómskálagarðurinn, which includes play equipment for children and several fascinating statues. 

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