Postcode 101

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...

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 ...

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...

Una’s lovely house 

Una's lovely house  At the beginning of the last century, Unuhús in Garðastræti was the center of culture in Reykjavík. The house was built in 1896 by Guðmundu...

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...

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...

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...

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,...