• The Harbour is a particularly popular area, especially with the recent addition of the outstanding new Harpa Conference and Concert Centre.
• Hallgrimur’s Church (Hallgrimskirkja) is the rocket job that dominates the skyline in its own unique about-to-take-off way. Take the lift up the basalt tower for panoramic views but the interior is sadly dull, apart from the font that looks like a lump of ice.
• Then there’s the Domkirkja Lutheran Cathedral, built originally in 1796 by Danish craftsmen who were too hammered for the job as it later had to be rebuilt several times.
• As for more diminuitive structures Reykjavik is also home to Hofdi House, a pretty, creamy wooden house that played host to Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev in 1986. Other guests include Queen Elizabeth of Britain, Winston Churchill, Marlene Dietrich and a ghost known as ‘The White Lady’. Hofdi House is not open to the public as it’s for official use only.