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  • Peaceful Winter Evening in Reykjavík

    Did you know that this lovely inviting street, Skólavörðustígur, leading up to Hallgrímskirkja is named after a cairn, Skólavarða (varða means cairn in Icelandic), that used to stand approximately where Hallgrímskirkja stands now? In the past, cairns were used to mark trails in Iceland. We think the name is rather fitting in several ways. For […] More

  • Snow Storm Turns Reykjavik Into A Beautiful Winter Wonderland

    Most parts of Iceland had some pretty bad weather last week and over the weekend, but this morning Reykjavík woke up to the most wonderful sight! The stormy winds had gone and everything was covered by a beautiful soft blanket of snow. Our friends at The Reykjavík Grapevine captured this short but lovely video of […] More

  • Bottlenose Whale Stuck In Reykjavik’s Old Harbor Gets Rescued

    The staff at Elding whale watching tours in Reykjavík didn't have to venture far off shore yesterday morning in search for wildlife. In the early hours they noticed what seemed like a distressed whale stuck inside the Old Harbor area. On closer inspection they found out it was a northern bottlenose whale that had swam into [...]
  • 17 Adorable Photos Shared By The Reykjavik Metropolitan Police In 2017

    Having one of the lowest crime rates in the world, the streets of Reykjavík aren't exactly known for being super mean. With a lack of bad guys to chase, the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police set up an Instagram account in the summer of 2012 to show some of the every day things their police officers get up [...]
  • Incredible Drone Footage Of The Firework Display In Reykjavik On New Year’s Eve

    Anyone who’s spent New Year’s Eve in Reykjavík will tell you it’s an extraordinary experience, especially given the fact that there are no official firework displays in the city. This legendary night is very much created by the local people of Reykjavík who collectively do an amazing job with the pyrotechnics and celebrations. Half an […] More

  • Reykjavik Old Harbor 100 Years Old Today

    Today marks 100 years since Reykjavík’s Old Harbor was formally opened. The construction of the harbor marked a massive change in daily life for Icelanders, as both the fishing and trading industry started booming in the years after its completion. The Old Harbor was a massive undertaking at the time and two steam trains needed […] More

  • The Quirky And Colorful Street Art Of Reykjavik

    Reykjavík is only a small city, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in character and color. Within minutes of walking around the downtown area you’ll notice it’s a city that takes pride in its quirkiness and on skirting away from the norm. Architecturally speaking, most houses in the city are rather […] More

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    Everything You Need To Know About Reykjavík’s Most Famous Landmark – Hallgrímskirkja Church

    Hallgrímskirkja (“Church of Hallgrímur” in English) is one of Reykjavík’s main landmarks. The impressive church towers over the city’s skyline, rising out of the capital’s center like a concrete geyser. But while these days it’s a much beloved building, the church used to be a rather controversial subject. Here is everything you need to know […] More

  • 12 Must See Places In Iceland

    Iceland is famous for its many active and inactive volcanoes, geothermal springs, awe-inspiring glaciers, fairytale-like Northern Lights, hundreds of stunning waterfalls, its Viking past, and gorgeous mountains and black sand beaches as far as the eye can see. Even while walking down the nation’s capital, Reykjavík, views of the ocean and nearby mountains steal the […] More