The small marine sausage , erect and happy in Lake Tjörnin.

Raised eyebrows in Reykjavik over new lake sculpture

29 Oct A two metre high sculpture in Lake Tjörnin on Saturday has created quite a stir, mostly due to the fact that it resembles erect male genitalia. The artist, however, says that it's not a penis, but a small marine sausage.

From downtown Reykjavík.

Downtown apartment sales slower than expected

22 Aug There are indications that apartments in downtown Reykjavík are selling more slowly than investors had hoped.

Tap water in Reykjavik is safe for consumption.

Reykjavik tap water safe for consumption

16 Jan Health authorities in Iceland have issued a statement saying that water in Reykjavik is deemed safe for consumption.

The city plans to raise a three story building in Hverfisgata 41.

110 year old town house in central Reykjavik to be turned into three story building

5 Jan The Reykjavik Planning and Environmental Committee has put forward a change to the land-use plan of Hverfisgata 41 in central Reykjavik. This means that small, corrogated iron clad town houses, something which characterised the street will diminish.

Rósenberg had been a music venue since 2004 but is now going to be turned into an Irish pub.

Two popular music venues in Reykjavik close down

9 Nov 2017 Rósenberg, located in Klapparstígur in central Reykjavik and Græna herbergið in Lækjargata, also in the city centre have recently closed down. The City of Reykjavik might look into giving support to music venues in the city to prevent them from closing down.

Bónus.

A tourist attacked downtown Reykjavík

27 Oct 2017 Last night around 7 o'clock two men attacked a tourist in front of the grocery store Bónus on Reykjavík's main street Laugavegur. The tourist who comes from Thailand was taken to the hospital with internal injuries and had to undergo surgery.

Rachael Ray

Rachel Ray’s studio audience invited to Iceland

27 Oct 2017 The Rachel Ray show had a surprise for its studio audience when it gifted everyone present a trip to Iceland.

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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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.

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