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“city tour” (2 reviews)
“president” (13 reviews)
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Alftanes, Reykjavik, Iceland
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

This is the residence of the Icelandic President. We actually got to see him in the distance near the house with his children. The house is in a beautiful setting.

Thank yellowbirdVermont
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

The is the President's residence just outside of Reykjavik. It's a white building with a church nearby. We visited for 10 minutes in a city tour, which was enough time-wise. You can only view the front of the house for security reasons.

Thank JM2136
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I was suprised by the lack of security (there is none) around the official residence of the Icelandic President. Indeed, as my Greyline tour coach approached the site, the Presidential limousine stopped to let us park and the President and his wife then gave us...More

Thank Ste M
Reviewed 20 August 2016

My mom and I went to this place to see where the president lived. The first time we went up the driveway, we stopped and asked an Icelander if we could go up. She said yes, but to respect the president's privacy. It is a...More

Thank Maxwell S
Reviewed 16 August 2016

A very silent place to pay one's respect and to recognize that cooperation can be ccomplished between enemies. Here, nearly 20 Yeats ago, the American President R.Reagan met the Russian Premier, M. Gorbachev and agreed to ''tear down that wall'' and thereby uniyfing East and...More

1  Thank Stevie R
Reviewed 6 August 2016

A very nice, quiet and peacefully place in the nature. Very green, you can hear the birds and see the beautiful surroundings. Would be very nice to live here...

Thank andytiroler
Reviewed 16 July 2016

This is a pretty building located on a peninsular of Reykjavik. It is a church that is open to the public. However, it didn’t look very welcoming as the doors were shut and there were signs notifying the public where they could and couldn’t go....More

Thank HellyWelly93
Reviewed 27 March 2016

We stopped here and walked around the grounds. We did not tour the inside of anything other than the church. It is nice to see where Iceland's president lives but there is nothing extremely exciting about the landscape. While visiting, a group of people came...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 11 November 2015

This is an interesting site as it is the home of Iceland's president. It is simple, but still worth the trip. The grounds are beautifully maintained and it is surely a peaceful place. The church, which is on the property belongs to the people. Security...More

Thank CATTSAR
Reviewed 6 October 2015

The church out front of the presidents home was more interesting and the views were very good. Not a security guard or fence anywhere at this home and it was nice to see that.

1  Thank dgg123
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