News from Reykjavík

Big announcement: relaxation of domestic restrictions

Today, around 11, directly after a governmental meeting, a press conference took place. Announced there that total relaxation of domestic restrictions will take effect tomorrow, 26th of June.

Iceland will upcycle your lockdown sweatpants into hiking boots!


The Complete Guide to Fagradalsfjall Volcanic Eruption in Geldingadalur
Are you coming to see the eruption in Geldingadalur? Then this guide from Guide to Iceland will help!

It´s happening! DesignMarch in May!

The program for Iceland´s largest design festival is live with around 80 exhibitions that reflect the unique growth of the Icelandic design scene in these turbulent times of change in strong collaboration with the innovation sector, the business community, Icelandic embassies around the world to name a few.


The Mid Season Invitational tournament in LOL starts tomorrow here in Reykjavík!
MSI, or the Mid Season Invitational tournament in League of Legends starts tomorrow, but the tournament is held in Laugardalshöll here in Reykjavík.

Sky Lagoon opens up in the capital!
Sky Lagoon has opened up right here in our capital area. The lagoon is a thermal spa inspired by nature & culture.

Volcanic eruption in Reykjanes peninsula and online visits
An eruption is ongoing in Geldingadalir valley near mt. Fagradalsfjall, and the Civil Protection and Emergency Management have opened the area for the public to visit.

Volcanic eruption in Reykjanes highlands
An eruption has started in Geldingadalur (valley) near mt. Fagradalsfjall. It is a small eruption at a safe distance from the public and infrastructure.

Newly announced Reykja­vik Science City
In collaboration with partners, Business Iceland announced the formation of the Reykjavík Science City. Ideally located close to downtown and the university areas, the newly formed Reykjavík Science City will be a hub for innovation, research, and technology.

Iceland Tourism Prepares for a Comeback - NYT article

The country hopes that when people book their first post-pandemic flights overseas, Iceland will be the top choice. It also aims to learn from the recent past, when tourist numbers soared.

Iceland Airwaves announces new festival:‘LIVE FROM REYKJAVÍK’, November 13-14

Iceland’s foremost musician's band together for ‘Live From Reykjavík’, a new, streaming festival brought to you by the team behind Iceland Airwaves

The illumination of IMAGINE PEACE TOWER at Viðey Island, October 9th 2020

IMAGINE PEACE TOWER will be illuminated on Viðey Island on Friday 9th October for the fourteenth time, in memory of John Lennon and as a symbol for John´s and Yoko Ono´s fight for peace. This year also marks the occasion of John Lennon’s 80th birthday.