Reykjavik area

Tidbits of what the Reykjavik area has to offer


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...

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...

Listval

Exquisite gallery opens in Harpa Listval exhibits Icelandic art Elísabet Alma Svendsen and Helga Kjerúlf have worked in art and design ...

A town in a city 

A town in a city  Reykjavík is a fun city, strange yes, young yes, with buildings that are so diverse, different but still bind the city ...

Colorful

Colorful Icelandic Times / Land & Saga sends their readers, partners, advertisers, friends and family, all the best greetings on the ...

The World of Ásmundur

The World of Ásmundur International Museum Day is held every year on May 18 by the International Museum Council. Admission to many museum...

Population of Iceland

Population of Iceland According to Statistics Iceland, 376,248 individuals live in Iceland in May 2022. At the end of 2021, the total num...

By Kópavogur

By Kópavogur In 1574, a royal letter was issued in the then capital of Iceland, Copenhagen, which recommended that the Icelandic Parliame...

The Arctic tern

The Arctic tern A few years ago, changes were made to the islet in Þorfinnstjörn in Hljómskálagarðurinn Park, so it was more suitable for...

Seltjörn og Nes

Seltjörn og Nes The headland from Elliðaá and west of Grótta is called Seltjarnarnes. On the headland lies the capital Reykjavík, except ...

The fish in the sea

The fish in the sea Iceland is one of the largest fishing nations in the world. In this fishing season, which begins on 1 September each ...

By Kópavogur

By Kópavogur In 1574, a royal letter was issued in the then capital of Iceland, Copenhagen, which recommended that the Icelandic Parliame...

The Arctic tern

The Arctic tern A few years ago, changes were made to the islet in Þorfinnstjörn in Hljómskálagarðurinn Park, so it was more suitable for...

Seltjörn og Nes

Seltjörn og Nes The headland from Elliðaá and west of Grótta is called Seltjarnarnes. On the headland lies the capital Reykjavík, except ...

The fish in the sea

The fish in the sea Iceland is one of the largest fishing nations in the world. In this fishing season, which begins on 1 September each ...

The river & the valley

The river & the valley The town council of Reykjavik must have been very forward-thinking in 1906 when the Elliðaá River was bought t...

100-year-old Fákur

100-year-old Fákur The equestrian club Fákur in Reykjavík, the country's most populous and largest club, is celebrating its hundredth ann...

Guðmundur = Erró 

Guðmundur = Erró One of our greatest artists is Guðmundur Guðmundsson, born in 1932, known as the artist Erró. He is one of the few Icela...

Hot Water

Hot water When the price of fossil fuels is high and the pollution that such combustion emits into the atmosphere, it is excellent to hav...

Photos of the Year

Photos of the year The annual exhibition of The Icelandic Press Photography Association is now in the Reykjavík Museum of Photography, a...

The Churches in Garðabær

The Churches in Garðabær Garðabær is the sixth most populous town in the country. The population has increased the fastest in recent year...