Today, the City of Reykjavík is 230 years old. On this day in 1786, the city was founded. Despite its old age, Reykjavík is looking good and more vibrant than ever. Since it was founded, the city has grown considerably. In 1786, its inhabitants counted 289, but on January 1 this year, they were 122,460.
Birthday celebrations will take place on Saturday, during Reykjavík Culture Night, a day of cultural activities, culminating in a fireworks show. For more information about the festivities, visit culturenight.is.