Tagged: reykjavik

Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir

Hanna Birna to re­sign as Min­is­ter of the In­te­rior

Hanna Birna Kristjáns­dót­tir, the Min­is­ter of the In­te­rior,  an­nounced her res­ig­na­tion today. She will step down de­spite sup­port from the In­de­pen­dence Party to re­main a min­is­ter. Last week, her former assistant, Gísli Freyr Valdórsson,...

Architect wants a Museum of Natural History in Perlan

Architect wants a Museum of Natural History in Perlan

Architect Hjörleifur Stefánsson has written an op-ed in Icelandic newspaper Fréttablaðið about the future of Perlan, one of the best known buildings in Reykjavík. Hjörleifur calles Perlan a landmark without a purpose and expresses...

A Summer’s Day In Reykjavik, 1874

A Summer’s Day In Reykjavik, 1874

In 1874, a national festival was held in Iceland to celebrate one thousand years of settlement. On this occasion, King Christian IX presented Icelanders with their first constitution. This was also the first time in history...

One year of Reykjavík in pictures

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...

Icelandic tomatoes a big hit at Reiseliv Travel Fair

Icelandic tomatoes a big hit at Reiseliv Travel Fair

PromoteIceland participated in the Reiseliv International Travel Fair, held in Norway last weekend. Six Icelandic companies joined PromoteIceland in the Icelandic booth. A major event in the prosperous Norwegian market, the Reseliv travel fair...