The 19th annual Reykjavík Pride kicked off yesterday when the festival president Eva María Þórarinsdóttir Lange and Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson helped to paint a rainbow walkway leading up to the entrance of city hall.
A new lighthouse will be built by Sæbraut in Reykjavík this winter, the first new lighthouse to be built in Iceland for more than 30 years.
Guðmundur Ármannsson, a dairy farmer from East Iceland, was forced to visit a doctor in Reykjavík last week after getting hit in the eye with a cow’s tail. It was his first trip to the city.
Reykjavík’s third annual Color Run—an untimed, 5K family fun run for charity—was supervised this year by armed members of Iceland’s Special Forces unit, Vísir reports.
Reykjavík’s proposed public transport system, Borgarlína, or Cityline, will cost an estimated ISK 62–70 billion.
Vehicles designed for more than eight passengers, as well as specially equipped mountain trucks, will be prohibited from driving in certain parts of downtown Reykjavík, beginning June 1.
The City of Reykjavík has requested for the island of Akurey in Kollafjörður and the saltmarshes in Grafarvogur to be nationally protected. This is one of several recommendations in the newly-published strategy on biodiversity in the capital region in the coming decade.
The shelves at Verslun Þorsteins Bergmann have been full of beautiful items for the home (especially the kitchen) since 1970, but the popular shop is now leaving its Skólavörðustígur home.
Tonight at 8:30 pm, street lights will be turned off for 45 minutes at the University of Iceland campus, as well as in the west part of Reykjavík and downtown, to allow residents and visitors a great view of the stars.
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.