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“Nice to see while walking through the city”

Parliament House (Althingishus)
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Reykjavik City Bike Tour
Reviewed 26 December 2013

The Parliament House is a nice little building to stop and look at while walking through Reykjavik. It is small and unimposing and easily missed. You can't get inside, but it is nice from the outside.

Wouldn't make it a stop on any trip, but if you walk by it is pretty.

Thank rachellevine
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Well, built in 1881, it's a small building located at the main square of Reykjavik. It has nothing special in its architecture. Only its small garden is open to public but there isn't many to see there either. No special efforts are needed to see it, once in Reykjvavik, you will definitely pass in front of it, the city is quite small in that respect. What's interesting about it is its history going back to 930s and you can find it in books and in Thingvellir, not at this building.

1  Thank TubaKoseogluOkcu
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

The building of the Icelandic parliament is certainly nice, but it is so small that one could easily miss it as it is not as powerful as parliament buildings usually are. I especially liked the garden on the other side and took some nice pictures despite of the pouring rain.

Thank Unelma333
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

It's not open to the public without making prior arrangements with the goverment office first. Disappointing.

1  Thank JoeBenevides
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Reviewed 12 April 2013

This has such an interesting history but if you don't know what you're looking for it's easy to miss! It's worth reading about it before you visit to get a real idea of why this place is important.

Thank Tom C
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