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Reykjavik is a destination for nature lovers, a family-friendly location that offers some of nature’s most spectacular views: the northern lights, beautiful blue lagoons, whale watching, horseback riding, air tours, boat trips and kayaking on the coast of the fjords. Every district of the city hosts a number of thermal pools, filled with geothermal heated water, and spas offering the renowned all-Icelandic volcanic treatments. Reykjavik boasts an enchanting blend of old timber houses and contemporary architecture, with a cozy atmosphere, vibrant street life, and the best shopping experience in Iceland.

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Þufa

Þufa

Famous Artwork commissioned by HB Grandi

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Bergthora Gudnadottir

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A permanent art installation by Ólöf Nordal at Norðurgarður. The artwork is a man made small hill and from the top you can enjoy a special view of the city including Harpa our music and conference hall.

Artwork commissioned by HB Grandi

Stay.com Editors' Note

Þufa (also spelled Thufa) is an art installation by Ólöf Nordal. It looks like a half-buried tennis ball, but is, in fact, a shed for drying fish, shaped like a mound, with a small house at the top. It also has some stone steps if you want to reach the top.

Þufa is a great spot to take pictures of the Faxaflói bay and the Mount Esja. Harpa is also clearly visible from here. So, if you don’t mind the smell of the fish, climb to the top and admire the views!

Þufa
Norðurgarður 1, Reykjavik