Both sides of the Pond in Reykjavík

Tjörnin or the pond in Reykjavík city center is always picturesque whether it‘s summer or winter and it‘s always nice to take a stroll around the pond and explore its surroundings.

There‘s lots of bird life around the pond and five types of ducks nest and lay their eggs there and you can also see swans, eider ducks and the arctic tern.

It is quite popular for families to visit the pond to feed the ducks and during the winter time when the pond freezes people get together and skate on the pond.

The large building at the corner of the pond is City Hall built in 1992. The ground floor is open to visitors every day of the week and there‘s a 70 mraised relief map of Iceland that is interesting to examine.

On the other side of the pond is the Hljómskálagarður park, where you can see various sculptures and statues as well as a circular building called Hljómskálinn which the park is named after. This was the first building in Reykjavík especially erected for musical purposes and to this day school brass bands rehearse there.

Enjoy your walk around the Tjörnin – the city pond!