Protected Building Demolished Without Permission

Contractors this week demolished Exeter House, on Tryggvagata in Reykjavík, against planning rules. All work on the site has been stopped and the City of Reykjavík is likely to report the demolition to the police for criminal investigation. The chairman of the planning committee describes the...

Reykjavík domestic airport

Court Orders Runway Closure

The Reykjavík District Court has ordered the Ministry of the Interior, on behalf of the State, to close the northeast-southwest runway at Reykjavík Airport within 16 weeks, and to re-examine planning rules for the airport in accordance with the runway closure.

The crowd at La Femme's performance at Iceland Airwaves, 2014

Iceland Airwaves Gets Permission for Giant Tents

The City of Reykjavík has granted the Iceland Airwaves music festival permission to set up two large marquees in the city center and hold concerts inside them. The director of the festival thinks it is unlikely they will erect the tents this year, but says it is very useful to have permission....

Luxury Hotel to Open Next to Harpa in Reykjavík

U.S. real estate company Carpenter & Company have purchased the construction rights for a hotel next to concert and conference center Harpa at the Reykjavík wharf. The company is planning to build a five-star, 250-room hotel, including a number of restaurants, a spa and rooms for meetings...