Historic Höfði House in Reykjavík, Iceland

It is easy to overlook this plain white house along the shore of Faxaflói Bay. But international history buffs will want to visit Höfði. It was built in 1909 as the residence for French consulate Jean-Paul Brillouin and later was the home of poet and political activist Einar Benediktsson. The most significant event was in 1986. During the Reykjavík Summit, President Ronald Regan met with Mikhail Gorbachev, then the General Secretary of the Soviet Union. Their discussions regarding arms control stalled after two days. However, their agreements became the foundation for the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty a year later and the end of the Cold War.


Fjörutún, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland


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