Parks and places of interest

An old joke says that if you get lost in an Icelandic forest, all you need to do is to stand up. A lot has happened over the last decades in Iceland, we now have beautiful forests and parks. Not to mention other places of interest such as old beautiful masonry buildings that have been preserved.

Gljúfrasteinn – Laxness Museum
Niche MuseumsParks and places of interestReykjavik

Gljúfrasteinn – Laxness Museum

Gljúfrasteinn - Laxness Museum was the home of writer Halldór Laxness (Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955) and his family for more than half a century. He was a prolific writer during his ...
Reykjavík Zoo and Family Park
Parks and places of interestReykjavik

Reykjavík Zoo and Family Park

Reykjavík Zoo and Family Park is open every day of the year. Its main focus is on Icelandic domestic animals as well as several wild native species, fishes from the North-Atlantic Ocean, ...
Reykjavik Botanic Garden
Nature MuseumsParks and places of interestReykjavik

Reykjavik Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden is an outdoor collection of living plants. The garden’s main role is to conserve plants for education, research and delight. It conserves some 5000 plant species in eight ...
Nesstofa By Seltjörn Pond
Parks and places of interestReykjavik

Nesstofa By Seltjörn Pond

Nesstofa By Seltjörn Pond has a unique architectural significance. The house was built in 1761-1767 as the official residence of Iceland’s first Medical Doctor and first Pharmacist. The ...
The Pharmacy Museum And The Herbal Garden
Natural Science MuseumsNiche MuseumsParks and places of interestReykjavik

The Pharmacy Museum And The Herbal Garden



The Pharmacy Museum And The Herbal Garden are located in Nes that is situated in a beautiful nature reserve and recreation area on the tip of the Reykjavík peninsula.  It is ...
Harpa – Music and Conference Hall
Parks and places of interestReykjavik

Harpa – Music and Conference Hall

Harpa, Music and Conference Hall – An Icelandic GemA new Icelandic cultural and conference centre.Harpa is designed by world famous artist Olafur Eliasson in collaboration with ...
Reykjavík City Museum – Árbær Open Air Museum
History MuseumsParks and places of interestReykjavik

Reykjavík City Museum – Árbær Open Air Museum

This unique museum was founded in 1957 in order to give visitors a tangible sense of Reykjavík’s past. It comprises a village-like collection of over twenty “homes,” each of which is a ...
Viðey Island – Reykjavík City Museum
Art Museums/GalleriesHistory MuseumsParks and places of interestReykjavik

Viðey Island – Reykjavík City Museum

Viðey Island is situated just off the coast of Reykjavík. In addition to beautiful natural surroundings, ancient ruins and rich historical background, you can also see the “Imagine Peace ...
Icelandic Forest Service
East of IcelandNorth of IcelandParks and places of interestReykjanesSouth of IcelandWest of Iceland

Icelandic Forest Service

Icelandic Forest Service-open every day, all year roundThe forests are a refuge from wind and rain and you can find a new adventure behind every tree.In the South: ...
Snæfellsjökull National Park
Parks and places of interestWest of Iceland

Snæfellsjökull National Park

Snæfellsjökull National Park lies in the westernmost part of Snæfellsnes peninsula and covers 170 square kilometers. It was founded on June 28th 2001, with the aim of protecting the area‘s ...