Parliament House (Alpingishus), Reykjavik

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  • August 16, 2017
    We just knocked on the door and asked the elderly security guard could we go to the viewers gallery which was no problem once we kept quiet. There we watched a very sombre parliamentary debate between...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    As part of our walking tour, we stopped at the Parliament. It is a beautiful building with a colorful history. Our guide told us many stories and explained the statutes in the adjacent park and told u...  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    Still functioning. Older thanGreat Britain. Older than US Congress and older than Russia's Duma. There is history here!  more »
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  • May 28, 2017
    A quick photo stop outside as you can't enter without prior appointment for tour. The park opposite is the gathering place for Icelandic people, it relaxing to walk around the small park.
  • July 28, 2016
    Small and simple. Pretty park across the street. The park is more worth a visit then this spot but all of it looks good.
  • April 29, 2016
    This is the parliament house and it is worth to take a look at. The building was built in the years 1880-1881. Before it became the parliament house it housed the national library and the national gallery for a short period of time. The house is a little small so next to it there is an additional building. There is one interesting thing about the front of the house, Iceland is an independent country but if you look at the front of house at the top you can see the danish crown and coat of arms.
  • July 31, 2016
    Nice building on the outside with nearby square. Unfortunately we could not get a tour but it's worth emailing them to ask for a tour just before you go.
  • September 1, 2016
    Without someone who explained a bit over this house its nothing special:/

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