One year of Reykjavík in pictures

For Icelandic photographer and graphic designer Emil Valgeirsson, the year 2011 is one he won’t forget. Every day of the year, he set up his tripod and mounted his camera on the same spot in Öskjuhlíð hills, near the famous building Perlan. At noon, he turned his lens towards Reykjavík and took the picture of the day. One shot, every day, documenting one year of Reykjavík in pictures.

Emil Valgeirsson on the last day of his project

“This is my documentation of what Reykjavík looked like in the year 2011,” he says. “The pictures are taken near the parking lot of Perlan. I wanted to choose a angle that would show mount Esja. I was there almost every day of the year at noon. The few days I was not in Reykjavik last year, I got good people to fill in for me.”

The pictures can be seen at his website 365reykjavik. Along with every picture is a short description of the weather that day.

Photos by Emil H. Valgeirsson

Örlygur Hnefill

Örlygur Hnefill Örlygsson is the manager of Húsavík Hotels and co-founder of He has worked as a journalist at Fréttablaðið newspaper in Reykjavík and at the Parliament of Iceland, as an assistant to MP for North East Constituency.

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