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Tjornin, Reykjavik

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.

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.


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About Tjornin

 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Tjornin and Nearby Sights on Map

Reykjavik City Hall

Situated on the northern shore of Lake Tjörnin in central Reykjavik, the City Hall is the seat of the city's Mayor and other executive officials

Settlement Exhibition

The Settlement Exhibition 871±2 in Reykjavík is centered around the archaeological excavation at Aðalstræti which uncovered the ruins of one of the first houses in Iceland dating back to circa 930-1000

Parliament House Reykjavik

Domkirkjan

The Domkirkjan or Reykjavík Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Iceland

Cemetery Holavallagardur

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

Volcano House

The Volcano House in Reykjavík explores the geological history and systems of Iceland, one of the most volcanically active regions in the world due to its location on the mid-Atlantic Ridge

National Museum of Iceland

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

Landakotskirkja

The Landakotskirkja is the cathedral of the Catholic Church in Iceland and is formally called the Basilika Krists konungs (Basilica of Christ the King)

Einar Jonsson Museum

Located atop the Skolavorduhaed hill in Reykjavik, the Einar Jonsson Museum showcases the complete collection of works by the eponymous Icelandic sculptor

Harpa

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