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Acclaimed German filmmaker Werner Herzog is a guest of honour at the Reykjavik International Film Festival.

Reykjavik International Film Festival kicks off on Thursday

27 Sep the Reykjavík International Film Festival, will be held from 28th of September to 8th of October. This years guests of honour are Werner Herzog and Olivier Assayas.

Tourists aren't shopping for puffin toys so much anymore.

Downturn in Puffin shops in Iceland

16 Sep Tourists are spending less money in Iceland and the puffin shops are the ones hit the hardest.

The Pearl in Reykjavik is a dome-shaped building on top of hot water tanks. The planetarium will rise adjacent to it.

A new planetarium for Reykjavik

13 Sep The City of Reykjavik have given permission for a building next to Perlan which will house a planetarium. The planetarium will form a part of the natural history exhibition which is now located within this iconic building.

Tourists at The Pearl in Reykjavik.

Most inhabitants of Reykjavik have a positive attitude to tourists

13 Sep A new survey conducted by Maskína shows that a great majority of Icelanders living in Reykjavik feel positive towards tourists, or nine out of every ten people.

BSÍ in Reykjavik.

BSÍ replaces Hlemmur as bus terminal

9 Sep The BSÍ coach terminal at Hringbraut will be replacing Hlemmur as the main Reykjavik bus terminal. BSÍ will therefore be the main transport hub of the city.

The view from Fosshótel Reykjavik is across the bay, surrounding mountains and Reykjavik harbour.

Rooms with a view: The new Fosshótel Reykjavik

9 Sep With large, comfortable, modern rooms, this recent addition to the Fosshótel chain in Reykjavik offers a perfect getaway for couples, families, groups of friends or business associates.

Traffic closures for the Tour of Reykjavik last year.

Traffic disrupted Saturday and Sunday morning in Reykjavik due to bicycle race

8 Sep Bike race Tour of Reykjavik takes place this weekend with over 1000 contestants departing from Laugardalur on Saturday and on Sunday.

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.

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