Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Reykjavik

Reykjavik is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Reykjavik one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Reykjavik is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Reykjavik or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Reykjavik. Explore the historical monuments of Reykjavik with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Reykjavik guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Reykjavik page for the complete list of attractions and activities.

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Let's witness the history of Reykjavik with these top historical monuments and landmarks:

  1. The Einar Jonsson Museum

    #1 of 14 Historical Places in Reykjavik
    The Einar Jonsson Museum

    Tags: Specialty Museum, Sculpture

    Address: Eiríksgata, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Einar Jónsson was a celebrated Icelandic sculptor. His works are divided into three distinct categories: public monuments, private commissions, and personal projects. Most of the works found in...Read more

  2. Hofdi House

    #2 of 14 Historical Places in Reykjavik
    Hofdi House

    Tags: Historical Site

    Address: Fjörutún, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Even though this historic house can be rented for exhibitions and private events, it’s not open to the public, so you can only view it from outside. Built in 1909, it was the home of poet and bu...Read more

  3. Holavallagardur

    #3 of 14 Historical Places in Reykjavik
    Holavallagardur

    Tags: Cemetery

    Address: Suðurgata, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Between the years 1838 and 1932 this was Reykjavik’s main cemetery. Many prominent Icelandic historical figures are buried here, chief among them the leader of the country’s independence s...Read more

  4. Domkirkjan

    #4 of 14 Historical Places in Reykjavik
    Domkirkjan

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site

    Address: Kirkjustræti, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    Domkirkjan holds a significant importance in shaping Icelandic history. Interestingly the church has always been on the site since 1200 AD only to have taken its present form in 1796. This the very pl...Read more

  5. The Culture House

    #5 of 14 Historical Places in Reykjavik
    The Culture House

    Tags: Art And Culture, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Hverfisgata 15, Reykjavik, Iceland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Reykjavik is a great blend of nature and history! So for the love of history Iceland brings to you the Cultural House which is an exhibition space for all things cultural! The building was constructed...Read more

  6. The Statue Of Leif Eiriksson

    #6 of 14 Historical Places in Reykjavik
    The Statue Of Leif Eiriksson

    Tags: Statue

    Address: LeifurEiríksson, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Standing tall right outside the Hallgrimskirkja cathedral church is the statue of famous Icelandic explorer Leif Eiriksson. Acclaimed in the Sagas of Icelanders for having discovered North America wel...Read more

  7. Thufa

    #7 of 14 Historical Places in Reykjavik
    Thufa

    Tags: Monument

    Address: Nordurslod, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This curious monument is basically a manmade hill 26 meters wide and rising 8 meters with stone steps that lead to a house at the top. Well, it looks like a house, but it’s actually a shed where...Read more

  8. Arnarholl Statue

    #8 of 14 Historical Places in Reykjavik
    Arnarholl Statue

    Tags: Statue

    Address: Arnarhóll, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The monument lies on top of the eponymous hill and park, a 1924 creation by the artist Einar Jonsson. It depicts IngólfurArnarson, who is thought to be the first settler of Iceland. He is said ...Read more

  9. Parliament House

    #9 of 14 Historical Places in Reykjavik
    Parliament House

    Tags: Heritage Building

    Address: Kirkjutorg, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This modest looking 19th century house has at various times been home to the Icelandic National Library and Antiquaries Collection, the Icelandic National Gallery and the University of Iceland. Today ...Read more

  10. Bardar Saga Snaefellsass Statue

    #10 of 14 Historical Places in Reykjavik
    Bardar Saga Snaefellsass Statue

    Tags: Statue

    Address: Arnarstapavegur, Arnarstapi, Iceland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    It can seem a lot to have to drive 186 kilometers out of Reykjavik just to see a statue, but there are a few reasons that might convince you to do so. For one, the drive through the rugged and harsh I...Read more

  11. Vidistadaun Sculpture Park

    #11 of 14 Historical Places in Reykjavik
    Vidistadaun Sculpture Park

    Tags: Park, Sculpture

    Address: Hafnarfjordur, Iceland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The sculptures of sixteen artists from various countries-Mexico, Switzerland, France, Finland, Japan, Germany and Iceland can be seen here. Most of these were created during various art festivals. Don...Read more

  12. Vatnsberinn

    #12 of 14 Historical Places in Reykjavik
    Vatnsberinn

    Tags: Statue

    Address: Bankastraeti and Laekjargata, Miðborg, Reykjavik, Iceland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    At the corner of the Bankastraeti and Laekjargata, fine this modernist statue of a labourer carrying two pails of water. It was a creation of the celebrity sculptor AsmundurSveinsson. It’s in a ...Read more

  13. Eve Online Monument

    #13 of 14 Historical Places in Reykjavik
    Eve Online Monument Image
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    Tags: Monument

    Address: Göngustígur, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    To find the best of this sculpture a visit to Eve Online Monument is required. The statue is no less than a futuristic model. It is equipped with three differently shaped spires, two made of stone fla...Read more

  14. Reykjavik City Hall

    #14 of 14 Historical Places in Reykjavik
    Reykjavik City Hall

    Tags: Hall

    Address: Tjarnargata, Reykjavik, Iceland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    City Hall is a fine example of late 20th century architecture. There is a café and exhibition hall and a large relief map of Iceland.

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