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Chef Kolbeinsson is one of Reykjavik's most popular chefs.

Hot new restaurant opening in Reykjavik’s new hot spot for art

23 Mar Marshall Restaurant + Bar is a brand new Mediterranean restaurant opening up in the Marshall building, Reykjavik’s new hot spot for art. The chef has run some of Reykjavik's most popular restaurants.

Viðey Island is owned by the city of Reykjavik.

Nature, history and culture, a short ferry ride from Reykjavik

19 Mar Viðey island is just a few minutes ferry ride from Reykjavik. Beautiful nature, steeped in history and culture (artists such as Yoko Ono and Richard Serra). It’s a perfect escape from the city.

Stefán is a self-educated chocolatier.

Elf chocolate now available in Reykjavik

13 Mar Stefán B chocolatier has just opened a store in Reykjavik centre where he sells his whimsical elf chocolates, volcano chocolates and sky-blue berry chocolates, along with mixes for Icelandic hot cocoa soup.

Icelandic scallop with smoked butter.

Haust gets special mention at Food and Fun

7 Mar The annual Food and Fun festival in Reykjavik took place last weekend. One of the restaurants to get a special mention for outstanding cuisine was Haust, a restaurant that opened last year in the Fosshótel hotel at Höfðatorg in Reykjavik's financial district.

The first branch of Brauð & Co is located in this funky building in downtown Frakkastígur, This photo was taken during last week's bout of heavy snow.

Reykjavik's hippest bakery opens new branches

6 Mar Brauð & Co, a bakery located in a colourful building in Frakkastígur in downtown Reykjavik has fast become one of Reykjavik's popular bakeries, famous for its sourdough bread and cinnamon buns. This spring, it opens two new branches.

The renovated Marshall building seen from the harbour. Artist Ólafur Elíasson will have an exhibition space in the southern part of the building as well as gallery i8. The Living Arts Museum is on the second floor and Kling and Bang on the third. Eliasson's studio is on the top floor. The ground floor features a new restaurant and bar.  .

Art: New Arts Centre for Reykjavik opens later this month

5 Mar The Marshall buildng at Grandi will open later this month with several art exhibitions.

Taco Pescado - fish taco at El Santo.

Authentic Mexican food beneath the Northern Lights

3 Mar El Santo is a new Mexican restaurant which opened on Hverfisgata in Reykjavik a fortnight ago. It's already becoming one of the most popular restaurants in the city which indicates that this northernmost capital of Europe was craving for a dose of spicy, sunny food.

The streetlight in Reykjavik Centre will be turned off so people can enjoy the starry night.

Reykjavik street lights to be turned off tonight

3 Mar The streetlights will be turned off in Reykjavik Centre tonight, for people to enjoy the starry night. The Northern Light Forecast is promising for the evening, and it’s likely that those who wander around in the centre will be able to enjoy them with minimal light pollution.

Brew to brew, flavour to flavour

28 Feb The Annual Icelandic Beer Festival took place at Kex Hostel over the last weekend. Three days full of different flavoured brew, music and more. Definitely one of the most interesting food and drink related events in Iceland.

A new sports trend for winter?

Watch Icelanders do a snow "swim"

28 Feb A video of two teenage boys in Reykjavik competing in a "snow" swim has gone viral in Iceland.

These trendy "bollur" are filled with things like toblerone, strawberries and champagne and licorice- star anise.

Today is bun day in Iceland!

27 Feb To mark the beginning of Lent, Icelanders celebrate with three days next week: Bolludagur on Monday, Sprengidagur on Tuesday and Öskudagur on Wednesday. Bolludagur, or bun day is a day to feast on cream-filled buns.

Hallgrímskirkja church, one of the city's landmarks, dusted with snowflakes.

Incredible photos of the record breaking snowfall night in Reykjavik

27 Feb Icelandic photographer Gunnar Freyr woke up to the sound of a tree breaking in his garden and saw the heavy snowfall coming down. He grabbed his camera and ventured into the city centre to capture these fantastic photos of a magical night.

The festival is a popular event.

Craft beer festival in Reykjavik

21 Feb If you’re into craft beer and visiting Iceland right now, forget about sightseeing, there is too much beer to be tasted. This week, an annual beer week takes place that'll finish off with one of the greatest beer related events in Iceland, Kex Hostel's Beer Festival.

Paloma has been described as a cavern of desperation, perversity and death. Or no, not really, we just thought it sounded interesting.

How to be a 101 Reykjavik hipster: 2017 update

17 Feb Our handy guide on how to blend in at Reykjavik's hottest nightspots for 2017. Go for the nineties Gopnik look, throw on an oversized puffa jacket, up your number of tattoos and bleach your hair, for example.

The latest tourist craze in Reykavik began on Tuesday, building these things on the shoreline.

Tourists build cairns next to Harpa concert hall for no apparent reason

16 Feb Cairns, man-made piles of stones have been making a rapid appearance on the shoreline below Harpa concert hall and conference centre at the heart of Reykjavik. Tourists began building them on Tuesday and since then they're multiplying very fast.

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