Literary Map

This map shows bookstores, libraries, culture houses and other literary places of interest in Reykjavík.

Literary Walks and Trails

Take one of our electronic walks end experience the city through it’s literature in an original and fun way.

Literary Landmarks and Retreats

Throughout much of Reykjavík’s cultural history, literature has been by far the most common term of reference for artists of all genres. Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature’s aim is to map the literary landscape of the city and make it accessible to its inhabitants as well as its guests.


The literary timeline gives a brief overview of Icelandic literature and literary events from the time of settlement in the ninth century until today.


Videos that showcase the literary life of Reykjavík.