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Hafnarstræti 17 as it looks today.

Historic building gets a new lease of life as a hotel

9 Aug In recent months, Hafnarstræti 17 in the city centre of Reykjavik has been rebuilt. It's to become a part of the Reykjavik Consulate Hotel run by Icelandair.

Teikningar af Reykjavíkurhjartanu og staðsetningu þess hafa ekki verið birtar opinberlega.

Giant heart-shaped Ferris wheel to rise in Reykjavik

26 Jun Shoe designer Marta Jonsson plans to build a giant heart-shaped Ferris wheel in Reykjavik. She says it will offer more than similar wheels in other cities, with view over mountains and nature as well as the city, and Northern Lights in winter.

Secret Solstice music festival took place in Reykjavik last weekend.

Music: Experiencing the Secret Solstice festival for the first time

25 Jun From the beginning, Secret Solstice has been at the top of the list for hip outdoor music festivals in Iceland. I attended for the first time last weekend. It was everything I expected and more.

Iceland's First Lady Eliza Reid and rapper Tay Grin.

Iceland’s First Lady rapped at charity event last night

22 Jun Iceland’s First Lady Eliza Reid performed with rapper Tay Grin from Malawi at a charity evening for HeForShe at KEX Hostel last night. Ambassador of the UK, Michael Nevin also rapped with Grin along with his wife.

Port 9 is located in Reykjavik centre.

Cheaper cocktails in Reykjavik because of Costco

22 Jun Some of the cocktails in wine bar Port 9 in central Reykjavik have lowered in price recently. According to the owner, the reason is super market Costco.

The festival takes place in Laugardalur, Reykjavik.

PHOTOS: Secret Solstice – Day 1

16 Jun Iceland’s 2017 Secret Solstice music festival got under way yesterday evening, in an atmosphere of excitement in beautiful Icelandic summer weather. A night of great music finished with a powerful performance from Chaka Khan.

It's great to hitch a ride after a tiresome day of playing.

Pictures: A Reykjavik summer day

15 Jun An Icelandic summer day can drag anyone out of their house, as has been visible in Reykjavik over the last few days. People have been cleaning up their gardens, playing around, hiking and baby birds are starting to fly from their nests.

The ferry's name will be Akranes, like the town.

Ferry rides from Reykjavik to Akranes to start on Monday

14 Jun From next Monday and during summer, a ferry will ride between the centre of Reykjavik and the centre of Akranes three times a day. The ride is aimed at locals travelling for work or school, or tourists on a day trip.

Bogi Jónsson and his son Charin Thaiprasert.

Icelandic noodle restaurant to open in South Korea

9 Jun Noodle station is a very popular noodle restaurant in Reykjavik which specializes in Thai noodle soups. The restaurant is now opening a branch in Seoul in South Korea.

The keg is fitted with draughts so beer can be pumped directly from the container.

Biggest beer keg in the world on its way to Iceland

9 Jun A shipping container which has been turned to a giant beer keg (possibly the biggest of its kind in the world) is on its way to Iceland for BjórFestival beer festival which will be held in Reykjavik 24 June.

This is not the first concert held on top of Esja.

Concert tonight at the top of Reykjavik‘s mt. Esja

9 Jun There’s a concert tonight close to the top of mt. Esja, one of Reykjavik’s landmarks. The artists performing are some of the biggest names in Iceland’s hip hop scene. There are two ways to get to the concert, hike or take the helicopter.

Former bus central Hlemmur will open as a  food hall this June.

Sustainability and a vegetable market for new Hlemmur Food Hall in Reykjavik

8 Jun The new food halls at former bus central Hlemmur will be opening soon, offering a selection of exciting food stalls that include a bakery, an ice cream parlour, a grill and wine bar and a vegetable, herb and flower market.

The train will be powered by electricity

Next step taken towards a train system in Reykjavik

7 Jun The new trains will be powered by electricity. During rush hour the planned frequency of rides will be 5-7 minutes. The municipalities of the capital area have already sent a letter to the government, asking for their support in funding the project.

Visit the city's best bakery, the best art spots, music spots, food and drink with resident musician Ívar Pétur.

The ultimate hipster tour of Reykjavik - guided by a local musician

6 Jun Icelandic musician Ívar Pétur Kjartansson is a member of the wildly popular band FM Belfast. This summer, he's offering guided tours around the city to visit all the hip places that only a local would know.

The event will take place from 13-16

Travel back in time today at Árbær Museum

4 Jun Árbær Open Air Museum offers its guests to experience a journey back in time today. The village in the museum will be buzzing with life of people “from the past”, going about their chores and their business like they would have done a century or more ago.


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