Festivals in July & August: 

A list of festivals in Reykjavík in july and august.

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… A sneak peek:

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 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)