Design in Reykjavík during DesignMarch

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Fresh, exciting, exotic and not so well known or accessible elsewhere in the world, DesignMarch is Iceland’s most important annual design event. It will take place for the ninth consecutive time on March 23-26, 2017.

DesignMarch offers a unique chance to see and experience Icelandic design, spiced with a handful of the most interesting international names.

From fashion to furniture, architecture to food design, the festival showcases the best of the local design scene alongside exciting international names.

For four days, Reykjavík plays host to dozens of openings, exhibitions, workshops and other events. There are over 100 events-exhibitions, workshops, seminars and parties spread across the city. Usually, these fairs are only open for professionals, but we Icelanders like to have fun, so everybody joins in.

This year Centerhotels is participating in DesignMarch by partnering with ANGAN, a sustainable handcrafted skincare brand from Iceland who will be showcasing their products at the beautiful Ísafold Spa which is located at CenterHotel Þingholt.  For further information about the event see here

Both sides of the Pond in Reykjavík

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Tjörnin or the pond in Reykjavík city center is always picturesque whether it‘s summer or winter and it‘s always nice to take a stroll around the pond and explore its surroundings.

There‘s lots of bird life around the pond and five types of ducks nest and lay their eggs there and you can also see swans, eider ducks and the arctic tern.

It is quite popular for families to visit the pond to feed the ducks and during the winter time when the pond freezes people get together and skate on the pond.

The large building at the corner of the pond is City Hall built in 1992. The ground floor is open to visitors every day of the week and there‘s a 70 mraised relief map of Iceland that is interesting to examine.

On the other side of the pond is the Hljómskálagarður park, where you can see various sculptures and statues as well as a circular building called Hljómskálinn which the park is named after. This was the first building in Reykjavík especially erected for musical purposes and to this day school brass bands rehearse there.

Enjoy your walk around the Tjörnin – the city pond!