Saturday, 12 April 2014

Höfði House in Reykjavik

We spent one morning walking along the sea front in Reykjavik. We made our way first of all the the Höfði House. This was originally the French Consul's residence and was built in 1909.

It  is considered to be one of the most beautiful and historically significant buildings in the Reykjavík area but does have a resident ghost according to the local tales.

It’s best known as the location for the 1986 summit meeting of presidents Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbatsjov, a historical event that effectively marked the end of the Cold War. 

Famous guests who have slept here include  Queen Elizabeth II, Winston Churchilll and Marlene Dietrich.

It does look beautiful set against the snow capped mountains in the background you have to agree.

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