Reykjavík

Kringlan by Kringlumýrarbraut 

Kringlan by Kringlumýrarbraut  36 years ago, in August 1987, the first shopping center in Iceland opened, and is now the second largest in the country behind...

Hildur’s threads 

Hildur's threads  At Kjarvalsstaðir, the Reykjavík Art Museum's museum at Klambratún, the exhibition Rauður þráður is currently on, a comprehen...

New stars 

New stars  The Icelandic Literature Prize was established in 1989, 34 years ago on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Association of Icelandic Book...

Back 200 years

66 years ago, the city of Reykjavík decided to turn Árbær, a rural country town that was going desert, and is in the best place in the city land, in Ártúnsbrekk...

Skúli Magnússon

Skúli Magnússon (1711-1794) was born in the remote village of Keldunes in NorthEast Iceland. His family moved to Húsavík, where his father was a priest. As a t...

New Year

Happy new year. Icelandic Times / Land & Saga wishes its readers, all citizens, and of course customers, friends and family a year of peace and prosperity. ...

Kjalarnes & Kollafjörður

  Kjalarnes & Kollafjörður Under the roots of Esja, there is a scale-cut promontory, Kjalarnes, with about 1,400 inhabitants. This beautiful prom...

FILMING IN ICELAND

Iceland’s unique landscape, from bubbling hot springs to erupting volcanoes, attracts film productions from around the world. There’s increasing demand to captu...

From sunrise to sunset

From sunrise to sunset It's easy to forget how dark it is in December. Sunrise in Reykjavík is at about 11 o'clock, and it sets just after three. That's pret...

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...

Independence Day

Independence Day 104 years ago, on 1 December 1918, Icelanders became independent from the Kingdom of Denmark. Freedom in the shadow of disaster, the First W...

Tiny house – Long History

Tiny house - Long history The Guard's House in Grjótaþorpið, at Garðastræti 23, is believed to have been built around 1845 by Guard Guðmundur Gissurason. The...

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 ...

Hallgrímskirkja Church

Hallgrímskirkja Church Hallgrímskirkja Church has gotten new lighting, but it has been replaced inside and outdoors. Now the church will be lit with LED lig...

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...