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Grave Dig Gives Window on Past

Following Iceland’s adoption of Christianity in around 1000 AD, it is believed a church was built on the present-day corner of Aðalstræti and Kirkjustræti in Reykjavík. 800 years’ worth of Reykjavík residents are buried in the graveyard, which is now being excavated.

Reykjavík.

Controversy Over Asylum Seekers’ Shelter

Residents of Grundarhverfi, on the small Kjalarnes peninsula, are upset with the Directorate of Immigration for housing 43 asylum seekers in their neighborhood. A heated public meeting took place this week.

Snow in Reykjavík.

Bike Rentals in Reykjavík?

At a meeting yesterday, the Reykjavík City Council unanimously agreed to advertise for companies to establish and run bike rentals in the city.

Reykjavík houses

Free Salt to Stop Slips

There is a lot of slippery ice on roads and pavements in the capital region today, following several warm days and temperatures at, or just below, freezing today.

Reykjavík City Hall

Israel Boycott “Illegal”

The City of Reykjavík’s decision this week to boycott goods and services from Israel was a symbolic gesture intended to garner publicity and generate conversation. The fallout is probably more than the council bargained for.

Concerts to be Held in Old Restaurant Basement

Djúpið (The Deep), another name for the basement at Reykjavík’s iconic Hornið restaurant, has been disused for years. While the restaurant remains as popular as ever, its owners have decided to re-open their old underground concert venue.

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