Bessastaðir is the official residence of the president of Iceland and is situated in Álftanes, a beautiful low lying peninsula which extrudes from the eastern part of Reykjanes.
Despite being so close to the city, Álftanes feels like a natural oasis. Surrounded on all sides by the lapping waves of the Atlantic Ocean, the peninsula is characterised by rolling farmlands, distant hills and volcanic plateaus. From Álftanes, one can enjoy views over Reykjavik and the nearby Mount. Esja.