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1,000 Years of Fish

A small fishing village has turned into an export hub Fishing is in the blood and heritage of the Vikings of Iceland. Starting out as a small settlement foun...

Jónas Hallgrímsson

Men who Made Iceland Jónas Hallgrímsson Changed the face of Icelandic poetry Many of Iceland’s greatest heroes were not fearsome warriors but all were fi...

GUNNLAUGUR SCHEVING

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

Icelandic Times – Issue 49

Read PDF Read all article from issue   Iceland is having a moment; tourism is booming and travellers can’t get enough of the island’s natural wonder...

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 of houses, from the ...

Skaftáreldar at Laki

Skaftáreldar at Laki Next year, there will be 240 years since one of the biggest volcanic eruptions in Iceland's history began, on June 8, 1783 by the mounta...

The longest rivers in Iceland

The longest rivers in Iceland Þjórsá (in the south) is the longest river in the country, and the river that produces the most energy as the river is very well ...

Glorious Dýrafjörður

Glorious Dýrafjörður Dýrafjörður lies between Arnarfjörður and Önundarfjörður in the Westfjords. The fjord is over 30 km long, and 9 km wide at the far end. ...

Autumn light in Húnavatnsýslur 

Autumn light in Húnavatnsýslur  Roughly one tenth of road nr.1 runs through the two Húnavatn counties (Húnavatnssýslur). Some people find this the most unexcit...

Jæja… Guðjón

Jæja... Guðjón The artist Guðjón Ketilsson (1956) has a retrospective exhibition at Kjarvalsstaðir, where his career is reviewed, as he is today one of the k...

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 in 1896 by Guðmundu...

Litir litanna & hlutfall hlutanna

Litir litanna & hlutfall hlutanna Geómetría heitir nýlega opnuð sýning á Gerðarsafni í Kópavogi. Falleg, spennandi og vel uppsett sýning þar sem 22 lista...

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 Reykjavík Harbor, is q...

October summer in the South 

October summer in the South  On Friday, the weather was still summerlike in the south. The morning was cool, but the temperature went up to 10°C / 50°F by mi...

The Volcano Katla is Overdue

The Volcano Katla is Overdue In Katla Glacier is one of the most beautiful and accessible ice caves in the country. The cave is charming, but danger looms ab...