Capital Area

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...

The French one at Frakkastígur

The French one at Frakkastígur The French hospital witch the French built in 1902 in the land of Eyjólfsstaðir, just west of Rauðará in Reykjavík, now stands o...

The Laundry Pools in Laugardalur

The Laundry Pools in Laugardalur The Laundry Pools or Þvottalaugar in Laugardalur are about 3 km / 2 mi from the centre of Reykjavík. People began using the ...

October in Reykjavík

October in Reykjavík Going down to the center of Reykjavík on a normal Saturday in October, armed with two cameras, what will your eye catch? H...

House & History

House & History In the year 1848, the street Hafnarstræti in Kvosin in Reykjavík got its name. Previously the path, by the then coastal ridge, was called...

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/or a wooden frame. T...

Autumn in Hafnarfjörður 

Autumn in Hafnarfjörður Some people think fall is the best time of the year; when the autumn darkness, the autumn colors and the northern lights appear. Icel...

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 9.3% and continues to ...

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 Laugavegur 32 makes the ca...

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 Arnarhóll in Reykjavík....

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 to have received th...

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 centre tonight with a ca...

Thorvaldsen from Skagafjörður

Thorvaldsen from Skagafjörður The sculptor and artist Bertel Thorvaldsen stands tall in Hljómskálagarður. The greatest artist of the Nordic countries is writ...

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 cove is 2.5 km long...

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 museums in Europe, mana...

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 Örfirisey; one of the i...

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; yes 22 km home, 1299 k...

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 on Miðbakki. It was ...