The Icelandic Prime Minister’s Official Summer Residence
To celebrate the 1000 year anniversary of Iceland’s parliament, Alþingi, this building was built for the festivities at Þingvellir in 1930. The building has served as the official summer residence of the Prime Minister since 1974. He doesn’t hang around there much for barbecues, but it is where foreign heads of states and official visitors typically have lunch with the Prime Minister.
Photo by Willum.

The Icelandic Prime Minister’s Official Summer Residence

To celebrate the 1000 year anniversary of Iceland’s parliament, Alþingi, this building was built for the festivities at Þingvellir in 1930. The building has served as the official summer residence of the Prime Minister since 1974. He doesn’t hang around there much for barbecues, but it is where foreign heads of states and official visitors typically have lunch with the Prime Minister.

Photo by Willum.

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This is the official summer residence of the Icelandic Prime Minister at the ancient parliament site in Þingvellir National Park. It is mostly used for official receptions for foreign visitors. Behind the church, which you may visit, is the “state cemetery”. It is intended for national heroes of Iceland. It only has a few inhabitants and space for many more.

This is the official summer residence of the Icelandic Prime Minister at the ancient parliament site in Þingvellir National Park. It is mostly used for official receptions for foreign visitors. Behind the church, which you may visit, is the “state cemetery”. It is intended for national heroes of Iceland. It only has a few inhabitants and space for many more.

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Even if one might not agree with her politics Icelanders should be proud to have first elected the world’s first female president and more recently the first openly gay prime minister. In the case of Jóhanna it was never an issue that she was gay. Icelanders were quite surprised that the international media made such a big deal about it.
todaisy:

On this day (Feb 1), 2009 Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir became the first female prime minister of Iceland and the world’s first openly gay head of government.

Even if one might not agree with her politics Icelanders should be proud to have first elected the world’s first female president and more recently the first openly gay prime minister. In the case of Jóhanna it was never an issue that she was gay. Icelanders were quite surprised that the international media made such a big deal about it.

todaisy:

On this day (Feb 1), 2009 Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir became the first female prime minister of Iceland and the world’s first openly gay head of government.

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