Hofdi is a historic Reykjavik building. The house was built in 1909 for the French consul in Iceland, but is best known as the site of the 1986 summit between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, widely believed to have been a turning point in ending the Cold War.
Among other famous visitors have been the Queen of England, Winston Churchill and Marlene Dietrich. Also well-known is the ghost that has long haunted Hofdi. It created so many disturbances for the British Foreign Ministry, which owned the house, that it was put up for sale in 1958. The municipality of Reykjavik bought the house and it has since been used for formal receptions and gatherings held by the city.
The house is unfortunately not open to the public.
Hofdi is located at Borgartun, 105 Reykjavik
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