With the rise of tourists to Reykjavik, plenty of new hotels are rising on Laugavegur.

Over 200 new hotel rooms for Laugavegur this month

26 May 2017 The new hotels opening on Reykjavik's central shopping street, Laugavegur, means that over 200 new hotel rooms will be available in this popular shopping street. At no other time in history such a rapid change has been noted on Laugavegur.

Þingvangur is preparing to build numerous high rise buildings on this plot of land.

A new district for Reykjavik next year

19 May 2017 Construction company Þingvangur intends to build a new 200 thousand square metre district in Laugarnes in Reykjavik, with construction beginning next year.

A long queue formed outside the Lindex lingerie store in downtown Reykjavik.

Icelandic women wait in line for new lingerie store opening

19 May 2017 A new branch of Lindex selling only lingerie opened on Laugavegur, the main shopping street in Reykjavik today. Apparently Icelandic women are thirsting for new underwear as a long queue formed outside the shop.

The popcorn is supposedly made by unicorns.

Omnom rainbow popcorn for free tomorrow

8 May 2017 Iceland‘s fanciest chocolate brand Omnom are giving away their brand new rainbow chocolate popcorn tomorrow at their store. The popcorn is in different colours with different flavourings and is supposedly made by unicorns.

There are many different designs for sale and on display at the City Hall.

Design and Craft Fair in Reykjavik this weekend

5 May 2017 Forget the puffins and the mass produced stuff and go to The Design and Craft Fair at Reykjavik City Hall this weekend instead. At the fair you can buy unique souvenirs from the artists/designers themselves.

Viðey Island is owned by the city of Reykjavik.

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

19 Mar 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 The Marshall buildng at Grandi will open later this month with several art exhibitions.


Enjoying Iceland’s December heatwave?

5 Dec 2016 Temperatures in Reykjavik are currently considerably higher than the seasonal averages, with some parts of the country enjoying distinctly ‘summery’ conditions.

Reykjavik Christmas ice-rink now open

2 Dec 2016 Yesterday afternoon saw the official opening of the Christmas open-air ice-rink on Ingólfstorg square by Mayor of Reykjavik Dagur B. Eggertsson.

Jamie Oliver is one of the most famous chefs in the world.

Jamie Oliver opens restaurant in Reykjavik

29 Nov 2016 The famous Jamie's Italian chain of restaurant owned by British star chef Jamie Oliver will be opening at Hótel Borg in April/May 2017 in Reykjavik.

Evil clown masks can be very scary so no wonder people get uncomfortable.

Has the creepy clown epidemic hit Iceland?

28 Nov 2016 Two creepy clown sightings were reported to the Reykjavik Metropolitan Police this weekend.

A woolen sweater inspired by Icelandic tradition from Farmers Market.

Iceland's hues reflected in urban country chic

27 Nov 2016 Greys, barley, stone, ocean blues, black and white, all of them part of the canvas that makes up the Icelandic landscape. All of them featured in a stunning new Autumn/Winter collection from Icelandic label Farmers Market.




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