Breiðholt is a district in Reykjavík the capital of Iceland

  • The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
    The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
  • The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
    The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
  • The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
    The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
  • The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
    The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
  • The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
    The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
  • The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
    The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
  • The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
    The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
  • The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
    The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
  • The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
    The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
  • The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
    The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
  • The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
    The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
  • The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
    The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
  • The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
    The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
  • The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
    The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
  • The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
    The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
  • The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
    The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
  • The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
    The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
  • The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
    The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
  • The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
    The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
  • The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
    The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
  • The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
    The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
  • The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
    The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
  • The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
    The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
  • The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
    The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
  • The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
    The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
  • The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
    The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
  • The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.
    The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik.

The district Breiðholt got its name from a farm that was once on the outskirts of Reykjavik. While the district was in development, it was divided into three neighbourhoods; Lower Breiðholt, Upper Breiðholt, and Seljahverfi. The district Breiðholt was originally a building development project developed under an agreement between the government and the labor movement to eliminate inadequate and hazardous housing. Up until that time, a lot of Reykjavik's poorer residents lived in old WW2 barracks and other temporary buildings from the war.  Buildings in all the new neighbourhoods popped up at a new and unrecognized speed in the seventies, and the eighties and Breiðholt soon grew to become the largest district in the Reykjavik municipal.

Breiðholt as a project was an effort to eliminate poor housing in other districts

Because the development was partly a social project, there were more social problems associated with the name Breiðholt at that time then Icelanders had known before. Partly because the city of Reykjavík built and owned many apartments in Breiðholt. Today this has changed, and Breiðholt is a nice neighbourhood with good quality service. The district quickly became the most populated in Reykjavík with more that twenty thousand residents. At its peak, more than twenty-five thousand people lived in Breiðholt. There are several schools, both primary and secondary schools, in the district.  Schooling has always been a priority in Iceland since Icelanders have always valued education.

A nice place to stay although not in a walking distance to City Center in Reykjavík

Breiðholt has a delightful swimming pool, a large indoor Gym used for both handball and basketball and an outdoor soccer field. Between Árbær and Breiðholt is the extraordinary salmon river Elliðaá and the beautiful valley Elliðarárdalur. Along the river is a pathway, highly popular among all residents of Reykjavík, and a public park. The district has good transportation and good access to a system of public transportation.  The district also has a large commercial area Mjóddin with many stores and services.

Reykjavík Iceland map of Breiðholt district

If you are going to visit the Reykjavik the capital of Iceland you might be looking for a places to stay. Here you can book from a selection of accommodationin Reykjavík and Reykjavík districts.

Tours and things to do in Reykjavík Iceland

Find an interesting tour in Reykjavík. A tour in Reykjavík or a day-tour to nearby natural wonders, a scenic drive or an adventure tour if you are ready for action.

Aurora Borealis in Iceland

Pursuing the Northern Lights around Reykjavík in a small group

Iceland is a perfect place to see the Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis.  If conditions are right, the Northern Lights can be seen in all regions.  Reykjavík and nearby countryside is an excellent place to search for and see the Northern Lights. Come with us as we search for the best place to experience this unique phenomenon.

Reykjavík
2 Day South Coast Tour - Blue Ice cave - Jökulsárlón - and more

Blue Ice cave - Waterfalls - Jökulsárlón iceberg lagoon - Black Sands at Reynisfjara 

Join this tour along Iceland’s south coast to discover the unique landscape, natural blue Ice cave, glacier tongues, icebergs, lava fields, volcanos, black beaches, mighty rivers, and magic waterfalls.

Global Warming and Climate change adventure tour in Iceland

With a combination of travel and lectures, Geocamp Iceland and Hit Iceland offer a unique opportunity to get a view of and understand how climate change is affecting our planet in the form of a tour.  The trip takes you through exotic locations of volcanoes, glaciers, ice tongues, canyons, craters, lagoons, deep highland, small fishing towns, and other relevant and interesting places.  Our approach for this tour is based on geology, environmental science, and changes in nature.  We will also visit fishing villages to highlight how changes in the environment and natural resources affect various communities and their economy.

Northern Lights tour in Reykjavik

Iceland is one of the best places on the planet to see the Northern Lights.  This tour will take you to see this spectacular phenomenon near Reykjavík. We bring you away from the city lights to a place where the likelihood of a spotting Aurora Borealis increases even further. The destination varies, of course, depending on cloud cover, clear skies, aurora strength and likelihood of a sighting.  Visitors should be aware that although the tour endeavors to show the northern lights to as many of our guests as possible, seeing them is not guaranteed.  In winter weather always plays a large part in Iceland.

Golden Circle tour with Secret Lagoon

Step away from the crowd, the rush, and speed and enjoy the top sights and attractions in the south-western part of Iceland, without all the traffic. Take a convenient bus tour in a smaller bus and with a smaller group (max 16) at a time when fewer visitors are around. Why chase the crowds when you can enjoy the wonders of Iceland in a more friendly setting?  This peaceful excursion takes place in the afternoon and lasts into the evening and allows plenty of time to explore, view and photograph all the spectacular wonders.  And remember that evening in Iceland is bright during spring, summer and into the autumn. 

Þórsmörk tour

Þórsmörk is one of the most spectacular places in Iceland.  It is one of the most accessible areas in the Highland, a deep valley, and oasis cornered with glaciers on three sides.  It is truly a place of ice and fire as one of the glaciers; Eyjafjallajökull has recently erupted with glowing lava flowing into two parts of Þórsmörk.
2 presons minimum

Snæfellsnes Peninsula day tour from Reykjavík

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is one of the Regions in Iceland that offers an impressive scenic drive, many exciting attractions and natural wonders.  At the end is the Snæfellsjökull glacier towering over the landscape and dominating the view with its mystical power. A power sensed by many locals and visitors alike and inspired literary giants like Jules Verne and our Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxnes. 
3 persons minimum 

Landmannalaugar

Explore one of the most exciting places in the Icelandic highland in a super jeep day tour from Reykjavík.  Experience the magnificent colors of rhyolite mountains,  visit a beautiful waterfall, meet Hekla the active volcano and take a dip in the most famous geothermal pool in Iceland.   

Geysir hot spring in Haukadalur

This tour is operated from Reykjavík and offered to visitors in Reykjavík and the Capital City neighbors towns. The Golden Circle tour is the most popular adventure tour in Iceland and for many good reasons. It is a trip easily doable in a day from Reykjavík the capital of Iceland, a place most of our visitors begin their journey in Iceland, and also because the tour offers a stunning view of fascinating natural wonders. Also a tour of history and geology. History as the first stop is at Iceland’s most valued historical (and almost holy) places and Geology, as you will take a breath-taking look at the various states of earth’s most vital resource, water.  This tour has it all and takes you to lakes, rifts, geysers, waterfalls, rivers and glaciers.