One of Iceland’s most impressive buildings, located in Alftanes, just outside Reykjavik, the Bessastadir is the official residence of the Icelandic president. Dating back to 1761, the striking edifice once housed one of Iceland’s first educational institutions, before being donated to the state in 1940.  After the Independence of Iceland in 1944, the Bessastadir became the official residence of the President and First Lady of Iceland and remains so today.

The Bessastadir is also renowned for its church, one of the oldest stone-made structures in Iceland, dating back to 1796 and featuring exquisite stained glass windows, painted in 1956 in honor of Asgeir Asgeirsson’s (Iceland’s 2nd president) 60th birthday.

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Reykjavik Sightseeing and Blue Lagoon Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 74 Reviews

Combine two tours in one for the perfect Icelandic experience: See the highlights of Reykjavik in the morning, then spend the afternoon relaxing at the Blue ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: Flexible

From USD $68.86

Reykjavik Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 61 Reviews

If you’ve only got a short time in Reykjavik and you want to see all the major sights, take this 2.5-hour sightseeing tour of the city. You’ll see top ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $48.07

Reykjavik Sightseeing including Gullfoss and Geysir Express Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Combine two tours in one for the perfect Icelandic experience: See the highlights of Reykjavik in the morning, then spend the afternoon touring Gullfoss, ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $113.04

Reykjavik Shore Excursion: Reykjavik Sightseeing Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

If you’ve only got a short time in port in Reykjavik and you want to see all the major sights, take this sightseeing shore excursion. On this 2.5-hour tour of ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $48.07

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