Reykjavík Summit

1986 Soviet-American diplomatic summit

The Reykjavík Summit was a meeting between U.S. President Ronald Reagan and General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev.

Reagan and Gorbachev in Höfði

It was held in Höfði in Reykjavík, the capital city of Iceland, on October 11–12, 1986. This was during the Cold War. The talks focused on peace between the United States and the Soviet Union.[1]

The talks failed near the end of the meeting. However, the progress that had been made eventually led to the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty between the two countries.


  1. "The Reykjavik Summit". The Regan Vision. Archived from the original on 15 September 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2014.