Reykjavík

The fish in the sea

The fish in the sea Iceland is one of the largest fishing nations in the world. In this fishing season, which begins on 1 September each year, the Directorat...

The river & the valley

The river & the valley The town council of Reykjavik must have been very forward-thinking in 1906 when the Elliðaá River was bought to harness hydropower...

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 ...

Hot Water

Hot water When the price of fossil fuels is high and the pollution that such combustion emits into the atmosphere, it is excellent to have district heating l...

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...

Dream of a stream

  The aluminium plant in Straumsvík is run by Rio Tinto, one of three such plants in Iceland. The company is the largest electricity user...

Öskjuhlíð

Öskjuhlíð Öskjuhlíð is a unique outdoor recreation area near Reykjavík city centre. Öskjuhlíð, which rises 61 meters above the surroundings, is probably the ...

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...

In & out

In & out Few countries are as dependent on imports and exports as Iceland. At the end of last year, figures came in for imports and exports...

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...

New government

New government The new government, which was announced at one o'clock today at Kjarvalsstaðir. It intends to prioritise two issues, the climate issue and pub...

Public transport

Public transport For those who want to practice a green lifestyle or do not have a driving test, public transport is quite good in the southwest corner of Ic...

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...