Architecture in Reykjavik

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A strong Nordic influence acts as a reminder of the historic link between Iceland and the Scandinavian countries. From fishing port to modern economic powerhouse, with a small blip during the financial crash, the architecture reflects the growth trajectory of the city and the country.

Hallgrímskirkja

Hallgrímskirkja

One of the most prominent buildings in Reykjavik, this concrete church is the second tallest building in Iceland and one of the most impressive structures in the country.

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Harpa Concert Hall

Foyer of the Harpa Concert Hall

This extraordinary abstract form, a spectacle of steel and glass, is one of the most beautiful and unexpected buildings in Iceland. It is also the first ever purpose-built concert hall in the country. The aspiration of the architecture reveals much about the ambitions of Reykjavik prior to the global financial crisis of 2007 / 2008.

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Nordic House

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The Nordic House is a significant cultural institution for the Nordic countries designed by the renowned modernist architect, Finland’s Alvar Alalto.

 

Perlan

The PerlanTypically Icelandic geothermal infrastructure meets architecture in this imposing structure overlooking the city of Reykjavik.

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Visit because

A strong Nordic influence acts as a reminder of the historic link between Iceland and the Scandinavian countries. From fishing port to modern economic powerhouse, with a small blip during the financial crash, the architecture reflects the growth trajectory of the city and the country.