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Currently in Iceland

Currently in Iceland It's this time of the year. My experience as a photographer for more than four decades is that the aurora is most active around the fall...

Looking towards the sea 

Looking towards the sea  The fishing industry has been, and still is, one of the most powerful pillars of the Icelandic economy. Forty years ago, in 1983, th...

Thinking of everything

Thinking of everything The Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management , which reports to the Commissioner of the National Police, was establishe...

The Sheriff’s Garden

Sheriff’s Garden from 1893 When Dr. Schierbeck left Iceland in 1893, he sold his house to town sheriff Halldór Daníelsson, together with the right to garden ...

Reykjavík Church

Reykjavík church A church is known to have stood at Reykjavík since before 1200. The oldest cartulary of Reykjavík Church (known as Vík Church) dates from 13...

The promontory Skagi #1

The promontory Skagi #1 (Skagafjarðarsýsla) Skagi is a promontory between Húnaflói and Skagafjörður. The ring road around this little promontory, road 745, i...

From 1773

From 1773 In the last 250 years, or since 1773, there have been 88 volcanic eruptions in Iceland, most of them in Grímsvötn in the middle of Vatnajökull, whi...

Háteigur

Háteigur In the late 19th and early 20th centuries drainage of marshland began in Reykjavík territory. The drained land was allocated for farming under lease...

That one summer day

That one summer day It was a beautiful day in the capital area today. Icelandic Times enjoyed the day and went out to capture the mood at the start of the ev...