Editorial

Spring is around the corner

Spring is around the corner It is a remarkable day, equally so in the springtime like today, and in the autumntime. These two days have roughly the same amou...

Askja waking up?

Askja waking up? If the volcano Askja/Dyngjufjöll, which is on the northern side of the highlands, between Vatnajökull and Mývatn, starts to erupt, it could ...

Tjarnargata by Tjörnin

Tjarnargata by Tjörnin Tjarnargata, runs from Fógetagarðurinn, where the first settler Ingólfur Arnarson built his settlement in 874, to Hringbraut, along Tj...

Helgi’s Great Corridor

Helgi's Great Corridor "Rakel, my wife, and I loosely summed up the value of the gift to the Icelandic Museum of Art, around one hundred million". Says Helgi...

2 Giants

2 Giants On the eastern side of Hljómskálagarður, not far from each other, stand two giants in the cultural history of Icelanders, the contemporaries Jónas H...

A moment at the National Museum

A moment at the National Museum Rúnar Gunnarsson's exhibition (1944) Not the blink of an eye, but eternity, just opened at the National Museum of Iceland and...

The blooming town of Hveragerði

The blooming town of Hveragerði Hveragerði, a town 50 km east of Reykjavík, was created after the second war, but in 1941 there were about 140 people living ...

A visit to Þingvellir

  A visit to Þingvellir It has been 95 years since the first national park in Iceland, Þingvellir National Park, was established in 1928. Þingvellir ...

Þorlákshöfn on the up and go

Þorlákshöfn on the up and go The town of Þorlákshöfn on the south coast, where Reykjanes meets Suðurland, now has around 2000 inhabitants. Þorlákshöfn is jus...

The night yes the night

The night yes the night It is great, as a tourist (yes and as a local), now that the air is getting warmer to walk around and explore Reykjavík in the evenin...

War & Peace at Austurvöllur

War & Peace at Austurvöllur Shortly after new years 1975-1976, Icelanders broke political relations with Great Britain. Unique in the history of NATO, an...

Hannes the first minister

Hannes the first minister Hannes Hafstein became Iceland's first minister in 1904, when a special ministerial office in the Danish government for Icelandic a...

The propeller shield

The propeller shield  On the corner of Geirsgata and Tryggvagata, at the southern end of Reykjavík Harbor in the center of Reykjavík, there is a fun monument o...

B S Í 

B S Í At Hringbraut stands BSÍ, the capital's transport hub. A house that was built almost 60 years ago, in 1965, and has long since become far too small. An...

Bike & chair

Bike & chair The Design Museum of Iceland (Hönnunarsafn Íslands), in Garðabær, has in its collection about 5,000 items from the beginning of the last cen...

Editorial

Icelandic Times Magazine - the only magazine in Iceland published in English, German, French and now Chinese. Icelandic Times Magazine's sister publication Land og Saga is published in Icelandic.