Postcode 101

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,...

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...

100-year-old Fákur

100-year-old Fákur The equestrian club Fákur in Reykjavík, the country's most populous and largest club, is celebrating its hundredth anniversary this year. ...

Guðmundur = Erró 

Guðmundur = Erró One of our greatest artists is Guðmundur Guðmundsson, born in 1932, known as the artist Erró. He is one of the few Icelandic visual artists ...

Photos of the Year

Photos of the year The annual exhibition of The Icelandic Press Photography Association is now in the Reykjavík Museum of Photography, and the exhibition wi...

Goddess & Bloke

Goddess & Bloke Pomona was an ancient goddess in Roman mythology. In Einarsgarður, west of Landspítalinn, it stands erect in the sculpture ...

Sæmundur’s story

Sæmundur’s story In front of the main building of the University of Iceland stands the work Sæmundur on the Seal. This sculpture was originally...

A beautiful day

A beautiful day Iceland became a sovereign nation on December 1, 1918. The Danes recognised that we were a free state, but they would take care of foreign af...

Seventy-year-old tradition

Seventy-year-old tradition Norwegians have been giving Icelanders a Christmas tree every year since 1951, or for seventy years. As it is always called, the O...

In Althingi

In Althingi Parliamentary elections took place on September 25, and now, two months later, Althingi is convening for the first time. The former government co...

Sæbraut awakens

Sæbraut awakens The Sæbraut is one of two trunk routes to and from the city centre. Just before seven, the traffic into the town increases and reaches a maxi...

Our art museum

Our art museum The National Gallery of Iceland was founded in Copenhagen in 1884 by Björn Bjarnason, later a member of the Althing. In 1916, the museum was t...

Hafnarþorpið Marketplace

Reykjavík’s New and Updated Kolaport Flea Market In a large building in downtown Reykjavík, initially built for the Customs Office, you will find Iceland's big...

Free from enchantment

Free from enchantment Einar Jónsson (1874-1954) is one of the artists who, at the beginning of the 20th century, laid the foundation of modern art in this co...