Downtown Reykjavik

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

The Street of Grettir the Strong

The Street of Grettir the Strong Grettisgata, the next street over from Laugavegur in the city center of Reykjavík, is named after Grettir "The Strong" Ásmun...

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, ...

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,...

A town in a city 

A town in a city  Reykjavík is a fun city, strange yes, young yes, with buildings that are so diverse, different but still bind the city together, forming a ...

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...