Sights

Events in Reykjavik

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Reykjavik

Welcome

Login to your account below, if you do not have an account, select Register.

Or Login with your preferred Social Media Account

Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Twitter Sign in with Google

Register your account below, if you already have an account, select Login.

Hofdi House
  • Hofdi House

  • Address: Skipholt 27, Reykjavik-Centre
MAKE ENQUIRY
Add to list

Hofdi House - Reykjavik

Hofdi House is Best For

Free Backpackers Couples Groups A View To Die For Cultural Experience

Directions to Hofdi House

While it's not open to the public, Hofdi House is worth exploring from the outside as you stroll along the waterfront.

Built in 1909, Hofdi House is the location of many historical occasions for Reykjavik. Most famously it was broadcast all over the world after the 1986 summit meeting of presidents Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev which effectively marked the end of the Cold War.

Various celebrities and heads of states have also stayed at the house, including the Queen of England, Winston Churchill and Marlene Dietrich. The house is believed to be haunted by a ghost known as 'The White Lady'. Her presence once concerned a previous British ambassador so much that he convinced the British Foreign Office to sell the house.

Hofdi House was originally constructed to house the French consul in Iceland. The tell-tale signs can still be found, such as the letters RF (French Republic) as well as the name of the consul and the year it was established above a door inside the building.

Now owned by the City of Reykjavik, Hofdi is used for official receptions and meetings.

Photo credit:

Luc Van Braekel

loranger

Address: Skipholt 27 , Capital Area View Larger Map

My Lists

Create New List

OR

Personal Lists
Arrow

Login to create your personalised lists for Reykjavik.

Featured Lists

Top 5 Restaurants in Reykjavik

List Options

Top 5 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Top 5 Restaurants in Reykjavik

This list has been created by our Reykjavik Local Expert.

By: Local Expert · 5 items

Fish Company - Fiskfélagið

Top 5 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Reykjavik is home to many of the finest seafood restaurants in the world, one of which is Fiskfélagið, The Fish Company. Its main characteristics are quality, fun and f...

Kol Restaurant

Top 5 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Kol describes itself as a "casual fine dining restaurant with a big bar." The name of the restaurant comes from the unique charcoal oven which lends a very special, rusti...

Dill Restaurant

Top 5 Restaurants in Reykjavik
On an island right by the Arctic Circle, where most vegetables grow only for a few short months in the summer, creating a menu from locally sourced ingredients all year r...

Grillmarket - Grillmarkaðurinn

Top 5 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Grillmarket is a top quality grill restaurant located in central Reykjavik that focuses on haute cuisine, creative culinary and Icelandic ingredients. Icelandic tradition...

Laekjarbrekka / Lækjarbrekka

Top 5 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Laekjarbrekka is a renowned Icelandic restaurant located in central Reykjavik, in one of the city's oldest buildings, built in 1834. Laekjarbrekka is a sophisticated and ...

Most Popular Waterfalls in Iceland

List Options

Most Popular Waterfalls in Iceland
Most Popular Waterfalls in Iceland

This list has been created by our Reykjavik Local Expert.

By: Local Expert · 5 items

Goðafoss

Most Popular Waterfalls in Iceland
The Goðafoss waterfall (In Icelandic, the waterfall of the gods), is one of the most impressive and larger waterfalls in Iceland. Located in the Mývatn district of Nort...

Gullfoss

Most Popular Waterfalls in Iceland
Gullfoss is a beautiful and extremely popular waterfall in south-west Iceland which on sunny days can look golden in colour..........

Seljalandsfoss

Most Popular Waterfalls in Iceland
This towering beauty boast a thin, but powerful water stream and is one of the most wonderful and attractive waterfalls in all of Iceland..........

Dettifoss

Most Popular Waterfalls in Iceland
Dettifoss waterfall is the most powerful waterfall in Europe, with the greatest volume with 500 cubic metres of water plummeting over the edge of the waterfall every seco...

Skógafoss

Most Popular Waterfalls in Iceland
Discover Skógafoss, an enormous waterfall in Southern Iceland. Here you can walk along the top of the waterfall and then continue to the rest of the area where even more...

Add to List

Create New List

Cancel

Cancel

Create & Share Your Guides to Reykjavik

Use for Business, Friends or Family. Create your own Personalised Guides to Reykjavik and Publish them on your website or simply Share with family, colleagues and friends visiting Reykjavik!

Our Featured Lists are created by Reykjavik local experts who have compiled lists showcasing the very best of what Reykjavik has to offer.

My Guide is smart too, the more lists you create, the more it learns the sort of places you like to visit allowing us to make recommendations personalised for you across the My Guide Network.

Login or register to create your Personalised Lists for Reykjavik or explore our Featured Lists below for inspiration.

Lists

Browse Lists in Reykjavik