Bessastadir, Reykjavik

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  • It is a presidential house and it is pretty cool that you can get so close to it. Surrounding are is beautiful and very calming.  more »
  • We did not take the paid tour, and instead wandered around outdoors and visited the church next door to the President's residence. That church has some interesting stained glass windows. The setting, ...  more »
  • This is the residence of the Icelandic President. We actually got to see him in the distance near the house with his children. The house is in a beautiful setting.  more »
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  • There can't be many countries you can walk up to the leaders front door and give it a knock, not that we did! A very secluded home with a church in front. A beautiful vista all around to take in. Highly recommend a visit as it is on the way from Reykjavik to Keflavik and is a very nice drive to get there.
  • This an excellent stop for tourists, but especially for those of us from America that are used to seeing government residences with high security. There's very little at this presidential residence, which is in stark contrast with other presidential residences around the world. During our visit we saw both the president and the first Lady and both were quite nice. The structure isn't all too impressive, but the lack of security along with the great views make this home well worth the stop.
  • The presidents house and worthy of the name. The grounds are open and accessible to the public. No security and our guide said that he meets the president walking his dog from time to time. No tours inside however. It's just a place for a quick stop and a few photos.
  • The White House of Iceland!
  • Bessastaðir is the official residence of the President of Iceland. What may surprise you is there is no gate or heavy security so you can walk on the grounds and visit the church. Bessastaðir have a long history and was once a school before it be came the residence. Please do respect that this is a residence. You can take as many pictures as you want.
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