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Bókmenntaumfjöllun

Fun, concise reviews of Icelandic literature in English translation.

Gröndalshús

Gröndalshús

A charming little writer-illustrator's home in the heart of the old town, artist-hub for events and creative work. Gröndals residenice flat is on the ground floor. 

Events

Reykjavík Pride | Queer Story Time with Starína

Welcome to a glamorous storytime with Starína in Grófin City Library where queerness prevails. Starína reads queer st...

Reykjavík City Library Grófin

Tryggvagata 15, 101 Reykjavík

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Local showtunes at Gljúfrasteinn - Mosfellsbær Theater Club

This Sunday, The Mosfellsbær Theater Club will perform in the living room at Gljúfrasteinn, the home and workplace of...

Gljúfrasteinn / Laxness Museum

Gljúfrasteinn, 271 Mosfellsbær

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Evening Walks | Family Walk

A guided walk in Icelandic for children and famiilies with writer and illustrator Auður Þórhallsdóttir. The walk is b...

Arnarhóll Hill

Bankastræti 2, 101 Reykjavík

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Open House | Introduction to the Fall Programme

🍂 We celebrate the fall in Úlfarsárdalur and welcome you to a open house....

Reykjavík City Library | Úlfarsárdalur Culture House

Úlfarsbraut 122, 113 Reykjavík

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Let‘s Learn to Whittle!

Do you want to learn how to whittle like a pro? Bjarni Þór Kristjánsson gives children insight into the art of whittl...

Reykjavík City Library Úlfarsárdalur

Úlfarsbraut 124, 113 Reykjavík

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Parents’ Café | Dad Life

Björn Grétar Baldursson, air traffic controller and family man, runs the Instagram account @pabba_lifid where he shar...

Reykjavík City Library Úlfarsárdalur

Úlfarsbraut 122, 113 Reykjavík

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“Lifemusic” Workshop for Families

🥁 Musician and teacher Adam Świtała invites us to a music workshop where we discover how instruments and music, like...

Reykjavík City Library Úlfarsárdalur

Úlfarsbraut 122, 113 Reykjavík

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Science Guy Villi

Most kids in Iceland are familiar with Science Guy Villi, but if not then now’s the chance to get to know him!...

Reykjavík City Library | Úlfarsárdalur Culture House

Úlfarsbraut 122, 113 Reykjavík

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Makerspace | Wall and Window Decorating Workshop

🤩 Come and try the vinyl cutter!...

Reykjavík City Library Úlfarsárdalur

Úlfarsbraut 122, 113 Reykjavík

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Borgarbókasafnið Menningarhús

Libraries are an important gateway to the local community, and welcomes everyone. Our culture houses host a number of cultural events each week, and offer a varied catalogue of literature, film, music, newspapers and magazines.

The library contains around 500.000 total books, magazones, CDs, LPs, DVDs and so on. It is a place to meet people, a place to be in peace, and an important gateway to the local community that welcomes everyone.

Our culture houses host a number of cultural events each week, and offer a varied catalogue of literature, film, music, newspapers and magazines.

Without realizing it, she had begun to make plans for her new life. And despite fearing for Bragi she had begun to feel safe. But that feeling of safety was now long gone. They were here.

Hildur Knútsdóttir from the book Vetrarhörkur (Hard Winter)

News

  • World Poetry Day 2021

    A grand total of 23 UNESCO Cities of Literature are participating in World Poetry Day 2021. Reykjavík is one of those cities and will feature both online and on site events. 
  • Rike Scheffler gestahöfundur

    German artist Rike Scheffler is writer in residence in Reykjavík in May 2021, hosted by the Goethe Institut and Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature. 
  • The New Year Celebrated with Poetry

    For the fifth year in a row, the new year in Reykjavík starts with live poetry readings. From the first twilight in the morning to the second twilight of the year 2022, between 10 am and 5 pm, poets will read in Gröndal's House, hosted by the Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature. 
Korngult hár, grá augu (Corn-Gold Hair, Grey Eyes) by Sjón