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.
Property prices continue to rise in Reykjavík, partly because of pressure from the tourist rental market.
Today is the first day of the Reykjavík Jazz Festival. Because of the rain, the jazz parade was moved to Harpa Concert Hall rather than beginning at Hlemmur. The official ceremony will start in Harpa at 17:15 with the “parade” and will then continue as scheduled.
In the past months, homeless people have repeatedly been denied access to the shelter in Lindargata, Reykjavík.
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.
26 more names have been added to the schedule for the second annual Secret Solstice festival due to rhythmically assault Reykjavík this June.
Capital region police are looking for a group of people who mugged a tourist in Reykjavík last night.
Winters are perfect for a lot of things. It is pretty good for freezing, which helps if you want to go skating on the Reykjavík Pond. Building snowmen is another great thing that is hard to do in summer.
There are indications that Iceland’s biggest hotel, Fosshótel Reykjavík, will be fully booked on the opening day in June this summer.
Meteorologist Einar Sveinbjörnsson thinks the storm today might be on par with epic storms like the 1991 storm which literally lifted people and caused extensive property damage. The weather has already caused some disruption.
A new time-lapse video of the northern lights by producer Snorri Þór Tryggvason was shown on Icelandic television tonight.
The French men's team made a video of their trip to the tenth European TeamGym Championships in Iceland. Among the things they got up to is a double somersault during their flight.
The area covered in new lava from the Holuhraun eruption now measures 63 square km (24 square miles), 2.3 square km larger than reported three days ago. Had the eruption occurred in Reykjavík, the lava would now cover the entire city plus all neighboring communities except Mosfellsbær.
On Thursday, July 17, at around 11:00 am, the citizens of Reykjavík looked up at the sky in astonishment as the magnificent German airship Graf Zeppelin sailed towards the city. Slowly and majestically it approached, its grey body shining in the sunlight
The first snow in Reykjavík this fall came rather unexpectedly to town late on Friday night. Meteorologists say this is not unusually early.
This 1926 video features people riding Icelandic horses in the streets, women wearing national costumes and lots of Icelandic children.