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List of tallest buildings in Iceland

This is a list of the tallest buildings in Iceland.

Norðurturninn, which resumed construction in 2015, will be 110 meters tall at its final stage of completion. There are more buildings which are proposed to be over 100 meters high. The tallest of them is intended to be 150 meters high, which will surpass the tallest building in Norway, Finland and Denmark.[citation needed] That will make the tower the fourth-tallest in North Europe, after the 155 meter high Kaknästornet in Sweden, the 168-meter-high Näsinneula in Tampere, Finland and the 190-meter-high Turning Torso in Malmö, Sweden.

Current tallest buildings

Rank Building City Height Floors Built
1
Smáratorg Tower Kópavogur
78 m (256 ft)
20
2005–2008
2
Hallgrímskirkja Reykjavík
74.5 m (244 ft)
1976
3
Höfðatorg Tower 1 Reykjavík
70 m (230 ft)
19
2008–2009
4
Grand Hótel Reykjavík Reykjavík
65 m (213 ft)
14
2007
5
Vatnsstígur 16-18 Reykjavík
63 m (207 ft)
19
2006–2010
6
5–10 apartment buildings Kópavogur
60–65 m (197–213 ft)
10–18
7
Norðurturninn (lit. north tower) Kópavogur
60 m (200 ft)
15
200?–present
8
House of commerce Reykjavík
54 m (177 ft)
14
1975–1981
9
Stillholt 19–21 Akranes
45 m (148 ft)
2006–2007
10
Harpa Concert Hall Reykjavík
43 m (141 ft)
2007–2011
11
Tröllagil 29 Akureyri
26 m (85 ft)
9
????

Tallest structures

An incomplete list of the tallest structures in Iceland. This list contains all types of structures.

Structure Year built Structural type Town Pinnacle height (m) Pinnacle height (ft) Remarks
Longwave radio mast Hellissandur 1963 Guyed Mast Hellissandur 412 m 1350 ft was used until December 31, 1994 for LORAN-C, and is now used for longwave broadcasting on 189 kHz. Tallest structure in Western Europe. Insulated against ground
NRTF Grindavik, Mast 1 1993 Guyed Mast Grindavik 304.8 m 1000 ft used for military LF transmission
NRTF Grindavik, Mast 1 (old) ? Guyed Mast Grindavik 243.8 m 800 ft used for military LF transmission, dismantled in 1993
Longwave radio mast Eiðar 1999 Guyed Mast Eiðar 221 m 725 ft Has been used since November 18, 1999 for longwave radio broadcasting on 207 kHz.
Kárahnjúkar Dam 2006 Dam Kárahnjúkar 198 m 650 ft
NRTF Grindavik, Mast 2 1983 Guyed Mast Grindavik 182.88 m 600 ft used for military LF transmission
Old LORAN-C Mast Hellissandur (no longer standing) 1959 Guyed Mast Hellissandur 190 m 625 ft Used for LORAN-C transmission, until the 412m mast at Hellissandur was built in 1963. Dismantled in 1963. Insulated against ground.