Kópavogur scores high

The tallest building in Iceland is the Tower at Smáratorg, 78 m / 255 ft high, with 20 floors. It is no less than 3 m / 10 ft higher than Hallgrímskirkja in Reykjavík, the second tallest building in the country. The Smáratorgsturninn, as it is called in its full name, was inaugurated in February 2008, just over 14 years ago. The tower was designed by Arkís architects. The tower, which is just north of Iceland’s largest shopping center, Smáralind, is in the country’s second most populous municipality, Kópavogur. The tower is primarily used for offices, but there is a banquet hall on the top floor and shops on the street level. The tallest structure in Iceland, on the other hand, is RÚV’s long-wave mast at Gufuskálar, the northernmost and westernmost part of Snæfellsnes, it is 412 m / 1352 ft high, twice the height of the US Army’s mast in Grindavík, which is the second tallest structure in the republic.


The Tower stands at the intersection of Fífuhvammsvegur and Reykjanesbraut, at Smáratorg 3.


The tower as seen from the parking lot at Smáralind


Kópavogur 13/01/2022 10:47 – 11:31 A7R IV : FE 1.8/14mm GM
Photographs and text : Páll Stefánsson