Tjörnin is a small lake in central Reykjavík that bustles with ducks, swans, geese and about 40 other species of birds the capital of Iceland. It has 4 parts - ✔the main lake bordering the Ráðhús Reykjavíkur (Reykjavik City Hall), Reykjavík Official Tourist Information Centre, Iðnó, Hallargarðurinn, Skrifstofa Forseta (President's Office), Fríkirkjan, Hljómskálagarður, and National Gallery of Iceland, divided by Skothúsvegur street, ✔a smaller pond north of the Hiringbraut highway, and ✔the protected wetlands and pond of Vatnsmýrin Nature Reserve between Hiringbraut and the Nordic House. During winter, the lake freezes and is used as an ice-skating and hockey rink.
101 Reykjavík, Iceland
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Designed by visual artist Olafur Eliasson and Henning Larsen Architects, the Harpa is a breathtaking concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavík that is home to the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Icelandic Opera.
Cemetery Holavallagardur(0.3 km)
Spread over 3 hectares, the Hólavallagarður Cemetery dates back to the 19th century, and has a number of interesting old tombstones, including those of Jón Sigurðssonand Guðrún Oddsdóttir.
Einar Jonsson Museum(0.7 km)
Located atop the Skolavorduhaed hill in Reykjavik, the Einar Jonsson Museum showcases the complete collection of works by the eponymous Icelandic sculptor.
The iconic Hallgrímskirkja is the largest church in Iceland and one of the tallest structures in the country, soaring 73 metres high.
The Sun Voyager(1.1 km)
The Sun Voyager or Sólfar is an iconic sculpture facing Mount Esja on the North Atlantic shore in Reykjavik.
The Domkirkjan or Reykjavík Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Iceland.
National Museum of Iceland(0.3 km)
The National Museum of Iceland explores the history and cultural heritage of Iceland from the Viking settlements of the Middle Ages to the present day.
Aurora Reykjavik(1.1 km)
The Aurora Reykjavik is a centre dedicated to Northern Lights, and has an exhibition exploring the history of the phenomenon as well as the myths and legends associated with it.
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