Háaleiti is a district in Reykjavík the capital of Iceland

  • Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
    Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
  • Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
    Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
  • Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
    Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
  • Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
    Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
  • Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
    Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
  • Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
    Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
  • Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
    Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
  • Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
    Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
  • Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
    Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
  • Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
    Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
  • Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
    Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
  • Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
    Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
  • Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
    Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
  • Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
    Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
  • Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
    Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
  • Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
    Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
  • Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
    Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
  • Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
    Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
  • Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
    Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
  • Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
    Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
  • Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
    Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
  • Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
    Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
  • Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
    Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
  • Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties
    Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties

Háaleiti is a district that developed in Reykjavík from the early fifties up until the late nineties in the twentieth century.  A period when the growth of Reykjavík produced a demand for service on a larger scale than before, as the number of inhabitants was increasing.  Obviously, the districts of Vesturbær and City Center could not expand further, and development had to head to the east part of Reykjavík. Accordingly many significant institutions and services are located in Háaleiti district.  It is a combination of a commercial area and residential neighborhoods.

District in Reykjavík that combines homes and commercial activity

A large portion of the region, Háaleitis- and Hvassaleitis neighborhoods were developed for relatively large four to five-story apartment buildings. So compared to other older neighborhoods and districts at that time, the population was dense. The neighborhood Bústaðarhverfi located in the southern part of the district is more like a neighborhood with single-family houses and is considered one of the nicest neighborhoods in the city, at least if you want good weather.

Háaleiti is the home of Kringlan the only shopping mall in Reykjavík

One of the biggest enterprises in the eighties in Iceland was the development and construction of the shopping mall Kringlan.  It was a development initiated by a company in the private sector on a larger scale than Icelanders had ever seen before. Up until that time such property and land development had more or less been arranged by the government or the city of Reykjavík.  The enterprise and the building, located in the Háaleiti district, was a tremendous success and today Kringlan is one of the major landmarks in Reykjavík.  A few years earlier another large project in the district of Háaleiti was the building of the City Hospital. Building to house the National radio and television service was also built in Háaleiti. 

One of the busiest districts in Reykjavík

The district is a very active, busy and important part of Reykjavík as most of the main traffic in the city go through Háaleiti day and night.
For the residents of Háaleiti, all the neighborhoods have always provided excellent services. There are good preschool as well as good quality primary and secondary schools, as Icelanders have always valued care for children and education high. The district has a few sports centers, mostly attached to the schools and good sports clubs for children.  The whole district has always been considered a good part of Reykjavík to live in.  For accommodation for tourists and visitors, it is a good option as the district has good public transportation and is for most people in a walking distance to the City Center.

 

Reykjavík Iceland map of Háaleiti 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.

Whale watching Reykjavík the capital of Iceland

The tour starts at the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavik. Merely steps away you will find Eldey Visitor Centre, located on board a converted fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier. And here is where you will meet the crew for the day.  Before (or after) the tour, at your convenience, you can stroll through our souvenir shop, have a drink at the Whale Café or enjoy the onboard whale exhibition located in the hull of the boat. The show includes multimedia images and videos of whales as well as interesting facts about the cetaceans and other marine animals we are likely to see on tour. From that point, you will be shown to the whale watching vessel that will take you on tour.

Whale watching in Reykjavík Iceland
Ice Super Truck adventure for a day

This adventurous one-day super truck tour takes you to the South coast with an added glacier activity. 

The day starts off with a visit to one of Iceland’s most famous and fascinating waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss. Here you can walk behind the falling water and experience something different.  But you need to be careful as the trail is narrow and most of the time a bit slippery.  Extra caution is required during winter, and proper footwear is recommended. This is one of the most photographed places in Iceland and for a good reason. During the winter, the waterfall is lit up so you can enjoy it’s magic all year round.

Southern Region in Iceland
Ice cave

Natural wonders, ice cave, icberg lagoon, northern lights

The south coast of Iceland is the home of some stunning natural wonders and spectacular places to visit.  This tour highlights the iceberg lagoon Jökulsárlón, the Diamond beach, a visit to an actual Ice cave, and the waterfall Seljalandsfoss.  As evening approaches on our way back to Reykjavík, we start looking for the Northern light’s and make a stop if we spot a glimpse of Aurora Borealis.

 

South Region in Iceland
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.

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