Looking out from Reykjavik's city hall onto Lake Tjornin, visitors are often impressed by the gathering of swans and ducks. In fact the Reykjavik City Hall was built with the water and water-birds in mind. And, notably, the building's award-winning design features ornamental support columns that rise straight out of the water.
Not just a meeting point with the lake, city hall also lies at a nexus of city paths and walkways some of which extend into the building.
Inside visitors enjoy the huge relief map of Iceland placed near floor level on the first floor. The venue also provides an information desk, internet access, a lake-view cafe, and a chance to view exhibitions in the gallery space. Sky-lit city offices are upstairs.
This cute little eatery does a lot of its own curing and smoking, and you can buy take out... Read more