Literary retreats

Óskar Árni Óskarsson (b. 1950) is an acknowledged master of short prose, with a gift for bringing out the surreal in the most quotidian...

Here on Skólavörðuholt, opposite the church Hallgrímskirkja, you can listen to a reading from the historical novel The Black Cliffs...

Listen to readings of poetry by Vilborg Dagbjartsdóttir. Vilborg (b. 1930) published her first book of poetry in 1960 and at that...

Here, by the seaside you can listen to the short story "Curving Necks" by Sigurbjörg Þrastardóttir. It tells about a herd of giraffes...

Here you can enjoy a reading of a "Icelandic National Poem" by Kristín Ómarsdóttir.

Kristín Ómarsdóttir writes novels, short...

Here at Klambratún Park, in the vicinity of the bust of poet Thorsteinn Erlingsson (1858-1914), we offer you a reading of his poem "The...

Please enjoy a reading of Einar Benediktsson’s poem, “Surf”.

Einar Benediktsson (1864-1940) is one of Iceland’s most revered...

Here, by this little pond in Reykjavik's Botanical Garden in Laugardalur, you can listen to a reading from the novel The Greenhouse...

Enjoy a reading of Bragi Ólafsson's short story "My Room" from his book Við hinir einkennisklæddu (Us, the Uniformed),...

Please have a seat next to poet Tómas Gudmundsson's statue and listen to a reading of his poem "Hotel Earth", originally published in...

Here, by the Reykjavik City Lake, you can enjoy listening to a reading from the short story "Return" by Svava Jakobsdóttir (1930-2004)....

Jónas Hallgrímsson

By the statue of poet Jónas Hallgrímsson here in Hljómskálagarður Park you can listen to a reading of his poem "Journey's End". ...

Þórarinn Eldjárn

On the square in front of the Parliament Building, Austurvöllur, you can listen to a reading from the historical novel The Blue...

Reykjavik UNESCO City of Literature invites you to listen to readings from Icelandic literature on a city bench outside café...

skáldabekkur

We invite you to listen to readings from literature by Icelandic women writers in English translations. The same readings can be found...