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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 ...

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...

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...

Kirkjufell

Kirkjufell Kirkjufell is very special in the landscape of the Snæfellsnes peninsula and attracts attention due to its shape. Jon Snow and his crew search...

Laufás by Eyjafjörður

Laufás by Eyjafjörður Laufás is one of the most beautiful turf houses in the country and is part of the National Museum of Iceland. It stands on the east sid...

The Churches in Garðabær

The Churches in Garðabær Garðabær is the sixth most populous town in the country. The population has increased the fastest in recent years of all municipalit...

Countryside full of history

Countryside full of history Nowhere in Iceland is the history of the Vikings as vivid as in Dalasýsla. Leifur Eiríksson, who found America, was...

The other Húsavík

The other Húsavík Húsavík is the largest bay in Víknaslóðir, between Borgarfjörður Eystri and Loðmundarfjörður in the East Fjords. Þorsteinn Kleggi settled t...

In the south

In the south Reykjanesbær, the fourth largest town in Iceland, with 19,676 inhabitants, surpasses Akureyri with almost 500 inhabitants. The inc...

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...

Wool & Álfafoss

The wool factory Álafoss, named after the Álfafoss Waterfall has a remarkable story. Björn Þorláksson (1854-1904), a farmer in Varmá, founded the ...