Downtown Reykjavik

Gröndalshús – Gröndal‘s House

Gröndalshús – Gröndal‘s House This charming red house was the home of Benedikt Gröndal (1826-1907), writer, illustrator, translator and natural scientist. H...

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...

The string of Pearls (Perlufesti)

The string of Pearls (Perlufesti) The sculpture park String of Pearls in the western part of Hljómskálagarðurinn was opened on Women's Rights Day, 19 June 20...

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...

House of eight friendly nations

House of eight friendly nations In Vatnsmýri stands the Nordic House in Reykjavík, designed by the Finnish genius Alvar Aalto (1898-1976). This...

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...

Governor Ásgeir Jónsson’s Revolt

Iceland’s Central Bank has never been better equipped to ensure stability to serve the people, claims Governor Ásgeir Jónsson. With the merger of The Bank and F...

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...

The cat lights up the winter darkness

The cat lights up the winter darkness The City of Reykjavík has been decorating the capital for the upcoming festival for a few weeks. One of the decorations...