The number of hotel rooms in Reykjavík is expected to increase by 50 percent in the next two to four years.
There will be bonfires at three locations in the capital area on Friday, January 6, the thirteenth and last day of Christmas.
All the Icelandic Christmas characters will be on display at Reykjavík Art Museum, both at the Hafnarhús and Kjarvalsstaðir locations, December 2-January 6.
Icelandic grade school teachers demanded better pay and improved working conditions as they assembled at Reykjavík City Hall yesterday.
Story has it that a comment from US President Richard Nixon during his 1973 visit to Iceland saved historical houses in Reykjavík from demolition.
On Saturday, October 8, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will address a symposium in Háskólabíó cinema to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Reykjavík Summit.
The City of Reykjavík has sent out a press release, announcing a celebration of peace in the city, called Days of Peace.
Responding to concerns about the state of the city’s pre- and grade schools, the City of Reykjavík voted today to allocate ISK 920 million (USD 8 million, EUR 7.1 million) to various parts of the schools’ operation.
Sveinbjörg Birna Björnsdóttir, who represents the Progressive Party at the Reykjavík City Council, plans to ask for a temporary leave of absence at a city council meeting today.
The revelation made last night by the huge leak of documents from a law firm in Panama, linking PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson to a company on Tortola, and other Icelandic politicians to companies in tax havens, continues to have widespread repercussions.
Following Iceland’s adoption of Christianity in around 1000 AD, it is believed a church was built on the present-day corner of Aðalstræti and Kirkjustræti in Reykjavík. 800 years’ worth of Reykjavík residents are buried in the graveyard, which is now being excavated.
Reykjavík city council was last week informed that producers are hoping to film a new television series in City Hall.
The City of Reykjavík’s human rights committee is considering a suggestion made through the ‘Better Reykjavík’ website that city toilets and changing rooms, including at swimming pools, should be gender neutral.
Residents of Grundarhverfi, on the small Kjalarnes peninsula, are upset with the Directorate of Immigration for housing 43 asylum seekers in their neighborhood. A heated public meeting took place this week.
Reykjavík shares 29th place with the Jordanian capital Amman on a list of the world’s most expensive cities.
At a meeting yesterday, the Reykjavík City Council unanimously agreed to advertise for companies to establish and run bike rentals in the city.