Reykjavik area

Tidbits of what the Reykjavik area has to offer


FILMING IN ICELAND

Iceland’s unique landscape, from bubbling hot springs to erupting volcanoes, attracts film productions from around the world. There’s increa...

From sunrise to sunset

From sunrise to sunset It's easy to forget how dark it is in December. Sunrise in Reykjavík is at about 11 o'clock, and it sets just afte...

GUNNLAUGUR SCHEVING

GUNNLAUGUR SCHEVING The artist who challenged traditional views of art At the beginning of the 20th century, Icelandic art was dominat...

Independence Day

Independence Day 104 years ago, on 1 December 1918, Icelanders became independent from the Kingdom of Denmark. Freedom in the shadow of d...

Hats & Graphic Design

Hats & Graphic Design There are currently two fun exhibitions at the Design Museum of Iceland on Garðatorg in Garðabær. H A G E is a ...

Tiny house – Long History

Tiny house - Long history The Guard's House in Grjótaþorpið, at Garðastræti 23, is believed to have been built around 1845 by Guard Guðmu...

This beautiful row of houses

This beautiful row of houses The row of houses that stands on the slope at Lækjargata, above Kvosin, is now called Bernhöftstorfa. The row ...

Hallgrímskirkja Church

Hallgrímskirkja Church Hallgrímskirkja Church has gotten new lighting, but it has been replaced inside and outdoors. Now the church will...

Jæja… Guðjón

Jæja... Guðjón The artist Guðjón Ketilsson (1956) has a retrospective exhibition at Kjarvalsstaðir, where his career is reviewed, as he i...

Una’s lovely house 

Una's lovely house  At the beginning of the last century, Unuhús in Garðastræti was the center of culture in Reykjavík. The house was built...

Small house, big story 

Small house, big story  Garðhús, a small house that stands at a special place on Mýrargata, opposite Bakkastígur on the west side of Re...

October in Reykjavík

October in Reykjavík Going down to the center of Reykjavík on a normal Saturday in October, armed with two cameras, what wi...

House & History

House & History In the year 1848, the street Hafnarstræti in Kvosin in Reykjavík got its name. Previously the path, by the then coast...

Grassy residences

Grassy residences  Turfhouses were the main type of houses in Iceland until last century. A house built from turf, with stone cladding and/...

Up & rarely down 

  Food is a very large post in the index basket Up & rarely down  Inflation in Iceland for the last twelve months is now 9....

Auður’s living hats

Auður's living hats From the exhebition Halda Áfram by Auður in Gallery Port Auður brings life to hats   Gallery Port at Laugav...

Vífil’s land 

  Vífil's land In 874, Vífill and Karli, slaves of the first settler Ingólfur Arnarson, found his high sea pillars, in a bay under Arn...

The poet’s house 

The poet's house  Halldór Laxness (1902-1998) is undoubtedly Iceland's greatest poet of the 20th century. He is the only Icelandic writer...

Indian summer in September

Indian summer in September The weather has been excellent in the last few days. Icelandic Times / Land & Saga dashed to the city cent...

On the border

On the border Fossvogsdalur is a great outdoor area on the border between Reykjavík and Kópavogur. The valley that runs east of Fossvogur...

In the blink of an eye

In the blink of an eye The beautiful Museum of Contemporary Art opened in 1978. The museum has become one of the oldest mus...

The Island in the Capital

The island in the capital Örfiri is the former name of an island you can walk to at low tide. There are several in the country called Örf...

From A to Z

From A to Ö So beautiful this week, coming to Reykjavík from the south and seeing Hringvegur 1 lit up in the evening sun at Sandskeið; ye...

Live port

Live port Reykjavík Harbor is 105 years old, and a quarter of a century ago, the statue Horft til hafs, by Ingi Þ Gíslason, was unveiled ...

End of the eruption? 

End of the eruption?  On the third of August at 1:30 p.m., an eruption began in Meradalir in Fagradalsfjall, at the edge of the lava ...

Festival in the capital

Festival in the capital Culture Night in Reykjavík starts early, before nine o'clock when the Reykjavík Marathon starts. The first Marath...

Gunnar Örn in Hafnarborg

Gunnar Örn in Hafnarborg In Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjörður's art museum, the exhibition In the depths of your own consciousness is now a retro...

Camping in Iceland

Camping in Iceland The cheapest way to spend the night travelling in Iceland is to go to a campsite, whether you have a tent or a caravan...

And… history goes on

And... history goes on The Settlement Exhibitions is on the corner of Túngata and Aðalstræti in downtown Reykjavík.  From the Settle...

Strong houses in Iceland

Strong houses in Iceland New and old buildings and others are being constructed in Hafnarfjörður, the third most populous town in the co...

The museum at the Harbour

The museum at the Harbour Not many people realize that Reykjavík is the largest shipping town in Iceland. There is also the biggest and l...

And… history goes on

And... history goes on The Settlement Exhibitions is on the corner of Túngata and Aðalstræti in downtown Reykjavík.  From the Settle...

Strong houses in Iceland

Strong houses in Iceland New and old buildings and others are being constructed in Hafnarfjörður, the third most populous town in the co...

The museum at the Harbour

The museum at the Harbour Not many people realize that Reykjavík is the largest shipping town in Iceland. There is also the biggest and l...

Klambratún

The Klambratún park occupies land in the district of Norðurmýri formerly divided into small-holdings under copyhold (heritable perpetual le...

Farmsteads in Reykjavík

Eskihlíð Eskihlíð and the Hlíðar area In the late 19th and early 20th centuries drainage of marshland began in Reykjavík territory. T...

Árbær Open Air Museum

Árbær Open Air Museum Reykjavík City Museum was founded in 2014 when The Settlement Exhibition, Reykjavik Maritime Museum, Reykjavik Muse...

Torfhildur Hólm’s House

Torfhildur's House Torfhildur's house was built at Laugavegur 36 in 1896, moved to Reykjavik's West Side in 2015 and restored. The wr...

The hill in the city 

The hill in the city Öskjuhlíð in the middle of the capital is only 90 m lower than Møllehøj, Denmark's highest mountain, which is 170.86...

Austurvöllur

The Central Square where people gather in Reykjavík In olden times, when Reykjavík was simply a farm, Austurvöllur (the East Field) was i...