Hlíðar is a district in Reykjavík the capital of Iceland

  • Perlan is probably the best-known landmark in Reykjavík
    Perlan is probably the best-known landmark in Reykjavík
  • Hlíðar is a central district in the city of Reykjavík
    Hlíðar is a central district in the city of Reykjavík
  • Hlíðar is a central district in the city of Reykjavík
    Hlíðar is a central district in the city of Reykjavík
  • Hlíðar is a central district in the city of Reykjavík
    Hlíðar is a central district in the city of Reykjavík
  • Hlíðar is a central district in the city of Reykjavík
    Hlíðar is a central district in the city of Reykjavík
  • Hlíðar is a central district in the city of Reykjavík
    Hlíðar is a central district in the city of Reykjavík
  • Hlíðar is a central district in the city of Reykjavík
    Hlíðar is a central district in the city of Reykjavík
  • Hlíðar is a central district in the city of Reykjavík
    Hlíðar is a central district in the city of Reykjavík
  • Hlíðar is a central district in the city of Reykjavík
    Hlíðar is a central district in the city of Reykjavík
  • Hlíðar is a central district in the city of Reykjavík
    Hlíðar is a central district in the city of Reykjavík

Hlíðar is a central district in the city of Reykjavík, divided into three neighborhoods; Hlíðar, Háteigshverfi, and Öskjuhlíðarhverfi.  It is almost all residential with a small portion of the land area dedicated to commercial activity and educational institutions. The proportion of the district devoted to outdoor recreational activities is the highest in any area in the city. The district is the home of Klambratún, a small park for the residents to enjoy all year round.

One of the best-known landmarks in Iceland is in Hlíðar District

Öskjuhlíð is where Perlan, or the Pearl stands, probably the best-known landmark in Reykjavík apart from Hallgrímskirkja, the Hallgímur church. Originally the foundation of Perlan, the Pearl, was built as supply tanks for the geothermal heating in Reykjavík. In the eighties, the idea of a structure on top of the tanks developed and was implemented. The building was quite controversial but enforced with a determination by the Reykjavik mayor at the time, Davíð Oddsson. The project has proven to be a tremendous success. All the neighborhoods in Hlíðar are within walking distance from the city center.

Hlíðar has many educational institutions and schools for Reykjavík

Remarkably the first houses and buildings constructed within the district were built in the third decade of the twentieth century.  The district has been in development ever since and today one of the larger housing projects in the city for a long time, has just recently been launched and is estimated to finish in a few years. Almost one hundred years after the first houses in the district were built.
Recently the University of Reykjavík built a new building and headquarters on the south slope of Öskjuhlíð. This development in an area that had been a sanctuary for peace and quiet on the Nauthólsvík beach for a long time initiated a lot of traffic and activity in the Hlíðar district.

Hlíðar is a high-quality area in Reykjavík with friendly neighbourhoods

The quality of life for residents is probably one of the highest in any region in Reykjavík. There are high-quality schools from kindergarten to University.  There is a short distance to all kinds of services and large commercial areas. Outdoor activity is readily available and although quite near the city center it is not a busy and noisy neighborhood.

Reykjavík Iceland map of Hlíðar 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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