Articles

The Skaftáreldar Disaster

There are 240 years since one of the biggest volcanic eruptions in Iceland's history began. On 8th of June, 1783, by the mountain Laki, southwest of Vatnajökull...

The Yule Lads

Jólasveinar (The Yule Lads) are the 13 mischievous sons of Grýla and Leppalúði, two bloodthirsty child-eating trolls, whose story can be traced back to the 13th...

Uniquely Icelandic

The Ófeigur family workshop  “What can I buy that is truly unique to Iceland?” is a question Icelanders often get from visitors. The answer is: Handmade piec...

The architectural firm HJARK

The architectural firm HJARK, founded in 2019, has attracted attention for what is called parametric design. The owner of the studio, Hulda Jónsdóttir, explains...

Anna María Design

The influence of the Icelandic nature Anna María Sveinbjörnsdóttir is an Icelandic jeweller and designer who runs her own jewellery store, Anna María Design,...

The homely herd’s lair

Hotel Hjarðarból lies in the South-West between Selfoss and Hveragerði, 30 minutes from Reykjavík Hotel Hjarðarból Hotel Hjarðarból – Herd’s Lair – is a ...

In the middle of the town

Was planning on going somewhere completely different at lunch. Saw Tjörnin mirrored upside down, rushed home to get the right lens, and the whole time on the wa...

Optimistic Nation

Optimistic Nation Only thirty km away from Grindavík, where the earth quakes regularly these days and lava is slowly creeping up to the surface, hundreds of wo...

Trouble brewing under Grindavík

It really surprises you that Grindavík's coat of arms is a foreign goat. Most of the natural riches in this area are drawn from the sea, but not from the barren...

Great Mentors

There is an exceptionally powerful and exciting exhibition, Mentor, taking place in Ásmundarsafn. Where Ásmundur Sveinsson and Carl Milles works are displayed t...

An eruption seems imminent

Grindavík is the sixteenth largest town in Iceland, with 3,800 inhabitants, of which 800 are children in the town's primary and kindergarten schools. Grindavík ...

Can’t see

In the Marshall House in Örfirisey, on the west side of the Reykjavík Harbor, there is one restaurant and five galleries / exhibition halls in one house. In two...

Historical exhibition

On the occasion of the National Museum's 160th anniversary, for the first time the precious treasures of Icelandic art history, all fifteen of the surviving Ref...

New neighbourhood

Seven years ago, in 2016, the Reykjavík City Council approved a new regional plan for Kirkjusandur in Laugarnes. A new neighbourhood with 300 apartments, divers...

Danger in Grindavík

The Icelandic Meteorological Office not only makes weather forecasts and does the aviation weather services for Iceland and the sea area around the country, but...