Reykjavík

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,...

The one and only Grafarvogur

The one and only Grafarvogur If Grafavogur, a neighbourhood in Reykjavík, were an independent town, it would be the fourth largest in the country. More than ...

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...

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...

Klambratún

The Klambratún park occupies land in the district of Norðurmýri formerly divided into small-holdings under copyhold (heritable perpetual lease). The Norðurmýri...

Farmsteads in Reykjavík

Eskihlíð Eskihlíð and the Hlíðar area In the late 19th and early 20th centuries drainage of marshland began in Reykjavík territory. The drained land was ...

Árbær Open Air Museum

Árbær Open Air Museum Reykjavík City Museum was founded in 2014 when The Settlement Exhibition, Reykjavik Maritime Museum, Reykjavik Museum of Photography, V...

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 hill in the city 

The hill in the city Öskjuhlíð in the middle of the capital is only 90 m lower than Møllehøj, Denmark's highest mountain, which is 170.86 meters above sea le...

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 ...

Colorful

Colorful Icelandic Times / Land & Saga sends their readers, partners, advertisers, friends and family, all the best greetings on the occasion of the day ...

The World of Ásmundur

The World of Ásmundur International Museum Day is held every year on May 18 by the International Museum Council. Admission to many museums is free, such as t...

Population of Iceland

Population of Iceland According to Statistics Iceland, 376,248 individuals live in Iceland in May 2022. At the end of 2021, the total number of livestock was...

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...

Seltjörn og Nes

Seltjörn og Nes The headland from Elliðaá and west of Grótta is called Seltjarnarnes. On the headland lies the capital Reykjavík, except for the westernmost ...