… A sneak peek:

Midnight Sun Salsa Festival 25 – 28 May: A four-day event filled with energetic social dancing, workshops and different tours.
→ Click here for tickets & program
Festival of the Sea 10 – 11 June: Join us at this event to honor the sea and the fishery in Iceland!
→ Check out their program here
The Color Run 10 June: Come and run with us through the HAPPIEST 5K on the planet! We promise a lot of fun!
→ Get tickets before it’s too late!
Reykjavík Mid – summer Music 25 – 26 June: Some of the best musicians of the world play great music under the Arctic midnight sun.
→ Buy festival pass here
Secret Solstice 16 – 18 June: 96 hours of never-ending daylight, more than 150 acts! Come and party with us Icelanders under the Iceland’s surreal midnight sun.
Tickets
Icelandic National Day 17 June: A day full of celebrations!

 

For more information regarding festivals in Reykjavík - check out the Visit Reykjavík website

 Lively city centre!

 

As previous years, a good portion of Reykjavík city centre will be closed to motor traffic for the summer. 
Starting 1st May, a section of Reykjavík’s main hight street, Laugavegur – as well as a number of adjacent small streets – will be reserved for foot and bicycle only. The “Summer streets” should serve the purpose of attract visitors and improve access to downtown shops and services. 
Laugavegur is the primary commercial artery of downtown Reykjavík, and one of the oldest shopping streets. On Laugavegur, you can find cozy cafés, shops, clubs, bars, service companies and more. Something for every one! With the opening of the “Summer streets”, the downtown area will become more vibrant than before. Parts of Laugavegur will be painted with colorful colors, benches and flowerpots will be placed here and there to make the downtown area more lively.
Closed for the summer: Skólavörðustígur from Bergstaðarstræti to Bankastræti, Laugavegur from Vatnsstígur and Pósthússtræti.
See you there and gleðilegt sumar (“happy summer”)!
Map available here

 

—-  Don’t miss DesignMarch —-

23 – 26 March: Do you have any plans for these days? Why not attend Iceland’s most annual design festival? Every spring, the festival fills Reykjavík with exotic and fresh design to celebrate the awakening of spring and the growth in Icelandic design. This is seen as the most important annual design festival in Iceland; from food to architecture, fashion to furniture design. The festival is expected with over 100 events – the best of the local design scene & exciting international names. Join us!

For tickets & the whole program, click here

See you there!  

 

The new student housing is now ready in Brautarholt. The new housing is located in Brautarholt no 7, between Mjölnisholt and Ásholts and they consist of 102 units, 32 couples apartments and 70 studio apartments, a total of 4,700 m2. The apartments are a mix of single and pair apartments, and also apartments for families. The constructions lasted from July 2015 to autumn 2016 and they unfortunately caused some interference for some of our guests, but our staff made sure to inform all our guests and partners about them.

 

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Hlemmur square gets a new role!

Next spring Iceland’s first “Food Hall” will open for the first time in Reykjavik. Exciting times for our nation as well as all the lovely tourists visiting Iceland. Hlemmur square will continue to be a service destination for Strætó public bus, though the building will receive a brand new role. The food market will be open daily and it will be the home of ten small restaurants and finest deli. The food market has notified four merchants already: Ísleifur the lucky (brand new magical ice cream shop), restaurant Taco Santo, coffee and small plates and cocktail bar Skál! (Cheers!) together with the Micro-Roast Tea & Coffee. Announcement of the six remaining merchants will be advertised later on. The launch will definitely underpin diverse human life and make Hlemmur again an attractive destination.

You can monitor the website: http://www.hlemmurmatholl.is/ (N.B.: the web form is still only available in icelandic)

 

 

This new webpage for Hotel Klettur has now been published. The new website is much simpler to use and we hope you find it easily accessible.

We have added a few new items on the website such as the possibility of booking an excursion as well as good information on interesting sights near the hotel.

Today, on May 5th, 2015, we opened up the new building. In the new building are 80 new rooms, a larger breakfast room, lounge area, game room, common seating areas on each floor as well as a stairway and an elevator.

With the new rooms Hotel Klettur now has 166 rooms and is therefor one of the bigger hotels in Iceland. In June we will have the car park underneath the hotel ready with parking for just over 20 cars and we will of course continue to have the free parking next to the hotel as well.