Capital City Neighbors

  • A classic picture of a residential street in late autumn.
    Although often regarded as a suburb of Reykjavík, Hafnafjörður does indeed behave more like a small town. Its small centre has a variety of cafés, small shops, restaurants and bars. Hafnafjörður is a perfect place to stay at for a night or two to experience a calm, local and residential are in Iceland without being in the busy center of Reykjavík. Taking a walk around you will find the old harbor, beautiful and well taken-care-off houses, swimming pools and a very interesting cultural house...
  • Guðni Th. Jóhannesson is married to Canadian-born Eliza Reid
    Yesterday Iceland elected a new president.  After the final deadline to announce a candidacy, with the requirement to have a list of at least 1,500 supporters, on May 21st, nine candidates competed.   Three to four candidates were considered to have a break for the job, and five that most Icelanders thought would not have a chance, which became apparent in the elections. The three top candidates that most Icelanders would have been happy to see as a president were Guðni Th. Johannesson, Halla...
  • Opening of our new web page
    Today we officially open our new web page, hiticeland.com. It is a new approach conveying information about Iceland, Icelanders, our visitors, the capital Reykjavík, towns and villages, interesting places in our countryside, the Icelandic Sagas and folklore. We will also continue to write about all kinds of interesting things in our Notes and distribute them on social media. We hope you will enjoy our new web page and share this and our new web page with your friends.  
  • Mosfellsbær is a town in Iceland located east of Reykjavík
    Mosfellsbær is a community in Iceland located east of Reykjavík.  When visitors drive from Reykjavík towards the West region or Thingvellir, they drive through Mosfellsbær.  Like many of the towns around the Capital Reykjavík, it is tightly connected to the city.  Almost like a suburb. Unlike many suburbs, Mosfellsbær has a lot to offer visitors and Icelanders alike. It is a culturally rich community. It was the home to Halldór Laxness, Iceland’s only Nobel Prize winner for literature in 1955...