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  • Address: Alftanes, Iceland

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Bessastadir Tours

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 City Sightseeing by Minibus, Reykjavik, null
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Reykjavik City Sightseeing by Minibus

4 star rating: Recommended 170 Reviews

If you’ve only got a short time in Reykjavik and you want to see all the major sights, take this 3-hour sightseeing  minibus tour of the city. You’ll see top ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.85
City Sightseeing by Minibus and Golden Circle Express Tour from Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Bus & Minivan ... 
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City Sightseeing by Minibus and Golden Circle Express Tour from Reykjavik

4.5 star rating: Recommended 22 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: Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $117.64

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