The Reykjavík City Council has for the first time placed numbers on historical houses and landmark buildings in Reykjavík. For example, the Prime Minister Office, built as a prison 1770, was simply known as Stjórnarráðið but didn’t have any street or street number.
The Prime Minister's Office, now on Lækjargata 1. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.
Now the Prime Minister’s Office is located on Lækjargata 1, while the nearby Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík (Reykjavík High School) is placed on Lækjargata 5, mbl.is reports.
The church Hallgrímskirkja on the hill overlooking Skólavörðustígur is now located on Hallgrímstorg 1 and Perlan, hot water tanks with a rotating glass dome on top, inside of which there is a restaurant, will henceforth have the address Varmahlíð 1.