Hallgrim´s Church is a landmark wherever you are in Reykjavik. The memorial of Leiv Eriksson is placed in front of the church.
Leiv Eiriksson c. 970 – c. 1020) was a Norse explorer regarded as the first European to land in North America (excluding Greenland), nearly 500 years before Christopher Columbus. According to the Sagas of Icelanders, he established a Norse settlement at Vinland, tentatively identified with the Norse L'Anse aux Meadows on the northern tip of Newfoundland in modern-day Canada.
Perlan the view over Reykjavik is fantastic. On this image you can see Hallvard´s Church at the horizon. Behind it, you find the city center and further on; Akranes peninsula. The area where Akranes city is located was settled in the ninth century
Perlan there is a viewpoint of 360 degrees.
Perlan is situated on the hill Öskjuhlíð where there had been hot water storage tanks for decades. In 1991 the tanks were updated and a hemispherical structure placed on top. This project was largely done at the behest of Davíð Oddsson, during his time as mayor of Reykjavík.
financial scandals and crack in 2007 the building activity was extremely high in Iceland. This is the skyline which among ordinary people now is called "Madhattan"
Tjørnin Reykjavik City Hall is located. It was built in 1991 and is quite special. A typographic map of Iceland is placed in the lobby.
Laugavegur up to Hallgrimskirkja. In the side streets you may find interesting and nice restaurants and bars.