Fodor's Expert Review Alþingishús

City Center West Government Building
Free

Built in 1880–81, this is one of the country's oldest stone buildings. Iceland's Alþingi (Parliament) held its first session in AD 930 and therefore can lay claim to being the oldest representative parliament in the world. You can view its modern-day proceedings from the visitor's gallery here. Depending on the urgency of the agenda, any number of Iceland's 63 members of parliament, from five political parties, may be present.

Government Building Free Historical

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Austurvöllur Sq.
Reykjavík, Capital Region  101, Iceland

354-563–0500

www.althingi.is

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