Parliament House (Althingishus), Reykjavik

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  • find it and then compare it to your own parliment try to spot the police really none - a very suprising place  more »
  • It doesn't feel like a scene, because what you can't see is not a place worth seeing. Only one side is called something to see, and then there's nothing to look at.
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  • As home to the longest established parlaiment on the planet this is historically a big hitter. Being British I have heard Westminster described as the mother of all parlaiments and held up as somethin...  more »
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  • The Parliament House dates to 1881 but the tradition of a parliamentary representation is a millennium old in Iceland. Those who say democracy cannot survive are wrong. Iceland has had one since AD 930. There are plans for a new parliament building to be constructed west of the existing one. The area around the parliament building should be toured on foot to enjoy the adjacent Austurvöllur Park and nearby cafes.
  • It's small understated but so is the country, if you care at all about the culture you should see it if only for a moment
  • If you are doing a city tour per foot, this is worth visiting. There are two nice parks in front and behind this building.
  • 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.
  • Small and simple. Pretty park across the street. The park is more worth a visit then this spot but all of it looks good.

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