Capital Area

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 ...

Art, colors & making a living 

Art, colors & making a living  The collection of Ásgrímur Jónsson (1876-1958) in Bergstaðastræti, is a part of Listasafn Íslands. Ásgrímur was not only a p...

End of the eruption? 

End of the eruption?  On the third of August at 1:30 p.m., an eruption began in Meradalir in Fagradalsfjall, at the edge of the lava that came up in last...

Festival in the capital

Festival in the capital Culture Night in Reykjavík starts early, before nine o'clock when the Reykjavík Marathon starts. The first Marathon was 37 years ago,...

Gunnar Örn in Hafnarborg

Gunnar Örn in Hafnarborg In Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjörður's art museum, the exhibition In the depths of your own consciousness is now a retrospective of the work...

Camping in Iceland

Camping in Iceland The cheapest way to spend the night travelling in Iceland is to go to a campsite, whether you have a tent or a caravan. And there are many...

The one and only Grafarvogur

The one and only Grafarvogur If Grafavogur, a neighbourhood in Reykjavík, were an independent town, it would be the fourth largest in the country. More than ...

And… history goes on

And... history goes on The Settlement Exhibitions is on the corner of Túngata and Aðalstræti in downtown Reykjavík.  From the Settlement Exhibition, sho...

Strong houses in Iceland

Strong houses in Iceland New and old buildings and others are being constructed in Hafnarfjörður, the third most populous town in the country. The ground...

The museum at the Harbour

The museum at the Harbour Not many people realize that Reykjavík is the largest shipping town in Iceland. There is also the biggest and largest museum in the...

Klambratún

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

Farmsteads in Reykjavík

Eskihlíð Eskihlíð and the Hlíðar area In the late 19th and early 20th centuries drainage of marshland began in Reykjavík territory. The drained land was ...

Árbær Open Air Museum

Árbær Open Air Museum Reykjavík City Museum was founded in 2014 when The Settlement Exhibition, Reykjavik Maritime Museum, Reykjavik Museum of Photography, V...

Torfhildur Hólm’s House

Torfhildur's House Torfhildur's house was built at Laugavegur 36 in 1896, moved to Reykjavik's West Side in 2015 and restored. The writer Torfhildur Þors...