Culture

Culture related affairs from the Icelandic Times magazine

Klambratún

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

Austurvöllur

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

Four spots to visit

Four spots to visit The best time to see and experience much of Iceland is during the height of summer. Here are four places that are great to visit, but whic...

Listval

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

From Mexico to THE EDGE OF THE WORLD!

THE EDGE OF THE WORLD! A Mexican photographer displays the nature of the North as art                                                                          ...

Delving Into History

The Settlement Center in Borgarnes takes you on a trip through time Some 1100 years ago, Iceland was a place covered with impenetrable forests and dangerous ...

Tróndur í Gøtu

Christian Roots and Royal Bloodlines One of Iceland’s most common proverbs is Þrándur í Götu – in Faroese, Tróndur í Gøtu, literally meaning ‘an obstacle...

Discover an Ice-Blue World

Jökulsárlón Boat Tours on the Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon There are few glacial lagoons existing in the world today and certainly none more awe-inspiring and...

The Icelandic Seal Centre

The Icelandic Seal Centre was created to promote seal research and sustainable seal-watching along the Vatnsnes peninsula. While the centre has a serious resear...

Fyrirboði á gos?

Fyrirboði á gos? Í gærkvöldi var stór jarðskjálfti 4,6 að stærð undir Langjökli. Það er ekki algengt að svo stórir skjálftar séu á þessu svæði. Jökullinn sem...

In and around Eyrarbakki

In and around Eyrarbakki The first Icelandic census was conducted in 1703. It is the oldest census in the world, still preserved. It mentions all the citizen...

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 museums is free, such as t...

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 nesting by Reykjaví...

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 for the westernmost ...

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 Icelandic visual artists ...