The Nordic House in Reykjavík remains a bastion of Nordic culture in Iceland four decades after its foundation. Inside the striking, wave-shaped construction – one of the masterpieces of Finnish architect Alvar Aalto – young and old can enjoy the best of Nordic art, literature, gastronomy, design and, of course, architecture. Stunningly located on a manmade landmass in the middle of a marsh, the Nordic House warrants a visit for several reasons. Not only is it the only building in Iceland designed by an internationally acclaimed architect, it is also the home of the highly praised Nordic restaurant Aalto Bistro as well as a unique public library with a collection of over 30,000 items in
seven Nordic languages.