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.

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.