Höfði is a house in Reykjavik located in Borgartún road and can be seen from the shore walk on Sæbraut road. It was built in 1909 and is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in Reykjavik.
The house has a remarkable history that relates to Iceland’s relations with other nations and the most famous is probably the meeting of president Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbatsjov, a historical event that was a step to the end of the Cold War.
The house was initially the home of the French consul Jean-Paul Brillouin. Later the poet and businessman Einar Benediktsson lived there with his family and then the family of Matthías Einarsson, a doctor. From the year 1938 it was the home of the British Embassy in Reykjavik and at that time many renowned guests visited Höfði including the Queen of England, Winston Churchill and Marlene Dietrich. The Icelandic government bought the house back in the year 1958 and is used for official receptions and meetings.