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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...

Ingólfur’s Street

The first resident of Iceland and Reykjavík, Ingólfur Arnarson, came from Norway and settled here in 874. He came to Iceland seven years prior to investigate th...

The Arctic Circle

The Arctic Circle The Arctic Circle conference is currently taking place in Reykjavík. For three days, 700 people, scientists, politicians and ordinary peopl...

Vikings and Settlement

Vikings and Settlement At the time when the Irish had discovered Iceland and started regular sailings there, boatbuilding and skill in navigation were also d...

Fifty five years of beauty

Fifty five years of beauty The other day, it had been 55 years since Norræna Húsið (The Nordic House) opened in Reykjavík. The Nordic House, the first collec...

Looking towards the sea 

Looking towards the sea  The fishing industry has been, and still is, one of the most powerful pillars of the Icelandic economy. Forty years ago, in 1983, th...

Thinking of everything

Thinking of everything The Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management , which reports to the Commissioner of the National Police, was establishe...

Kópavogur, The Second City

Kópavogur, The Second City It is questionable whether Hamraborg in the center of Kópavogur, the second largest municipality in Iceland, is high rising or bea...

Réttir

Réttir – The Yearly Sheep Round-Up! In September the majority of farmers across the country will be herding their sheep from the plateaus of Iceland, which h...

Harbor construction in Reykjavik

Harbor construction in Reykjavik (1913-1917) The Reykjavik harbor construction was the most expensive construction Icelanders had undertaken. It included a r...

Pourquoi-Pas

Pourquoi-Pas (September 16th, 1936) In September 1936, returning from the mission to Greenland to deliver scientific material, the ship Pourquoi-Pas IV stopp...

Export of Icelandic horses

"You can't have it for gold or a good word" The Icelandic horse is one of the unique features of the country. It has maintained that status from the very fir...

Einar’s garden

Einar's garden Reykjavík is a green city. There are many large green outdoor areas throughout the city, the largest being Heiðmörk on the outskirts of the ea...

Borgartúnið 

Borgartún There are few streets in Reykjavík, if any, that have changed in their appearance as much as Borgartún through the years, a street that runs from Sno...

The Icelandic Sagas

Iceland's Viking Heritage While other nations of Europe take pride in preserving castles, priceless art and great monuments of monarchies and churches, Icela...