Downtown Reykjavik

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...

The blue sea

The blue sea The Reykjavík Maritime Museum opened in June 2005, in the former building of the fish factory BÚR (Bæjarútgerðar Reykjavíkur) in Örfirisey, by R...

Freyja, goddess of love and fertility

Freyja, goddess of love and fertility In March 2021, Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir, Minister of Justice, announced the purchase of a new patrol vessel for th...

From Reykjavík to Raufarhöfn

From Reykjavík to Raufarhöfn Liner Háey 1 ÞH295, the newest ship in the Icelandic fishing fleet, is sailing into Reykjavík Harbor. The 30 gross ton plastic b...

Let’s talk about the weather

Let's talk about the weather Few nations are as preoccupied with the weather as Icelanders. And so it's good to know that the average temperature in Reykjaví...

The oldest supermarket in Reykjavík

The oldest supermarket in Reykjavík It is 90 years since the southerner Jón Jónsson from Rangárvallasýsla founded the store Rangá on Hverfisgatan in Reykjaví...

ISK / Icelandic króna

ISK / Icelandic króna The Icelandic krona was first issued by Landsbanki Íslands in 1876 at a fixed exchange rate against the Danish krone. That worked until...

From Arnarhóll

From Arnarhóll Day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year, the first resident of Reykjavík and Iceland, Ingólfur Arnarsson, looks wes...

The Sun Voyager, an ode to the sun

The Sun Voyager, an ode to the sun One of the main sightseeing stops in Reykjavík is the Sun Voyager, a sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason (1931-1989) and stand...

Guðný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir OPUS-OUPS

Kjarvalsstaðir 2.10.2021 – 16.01.2022 The retrospective exhibition, opus – oups, of works by Guðný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir has opened in Kjarvalsstaðir. The ...

ART67 Gallery in the Heart of Reykjavík

In the heart of Reykjavík, you can find the big and beautiful gallery ART67. The gallery is a co-op gallery in one of the most magnificent locations on the city...

First day of winter

First day of winter There are only two seasons in Iceland in winter and summer and yesterday was the first day of winter. The day always lands on the first S...

Höfði, the meeting place of leaders

Höfði, the meeting place of leaders It's been 35 years since Ronald Reagan, President of the United States, and leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev...

Arctic Circle in Harpa

  Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson gave a speech at the Arctic Circle in Harpa today Arctic Circle in Harpa Life in Iceland is finally moving in ...

Sunrise

  The western harbour in Reykjavík. On the right side of the photo, you can see Harpa Culture House, and on the right side of Harpa is The Reykjavik ED...

Plús 1000% 

These tourists were a little unsure at the top of Njarðargatan. They were on their way from Hallgrímskirkja at the top of Skólavörðuholt and down to the Nordic...