Where the Cold War ended, in Iceland

I was in Iceland in the summer of 2010, and during our quest to find a recommended burger joint, my mom and I happened to stumble upon the house where Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev meet at the Summit Meeting, which helped lead to the end of the Cold War. It was a neat little piece of history tucked away rather incognito in Reykjavik; as a history buff, this was too cool to pass up.


4 thoughts on “Where the Cold War ended, in Iceland

  1. FYI, I think Gorbachev’s first name was Mikhail, not Nikita. That was the muncken, Kruschev, or however you spell that commie bastard’s name. But, that is a pretty cool encounter you had. Like visiting the Berlin Wall kind of a deal. Nifty. Thanks for including us on your quixotic journeys. I didn’t know about that.

    • Whoops, thanks for the heads up. I’ll fix it. And yeah, it was pretty nifty to have seen the place where history took place. Honestly, I wasn’t really expecting anything like that to happen on the trip, but it definitely was awesome.

  2. That’s really cool. I was hoping I’d find that house when I was in Reykjavík but I didn’t really go out of my way to look for it. Maybe next time, haha.

    • To be fair, it was kind of out of the way in Reykjavik. Like, in the business district of the city; the only reason we found it was because it was by the burger joint and we were walking past it haha.

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