Reykjavik

Tips and Articles in Reykjavik

The 1970’s The traveler’s map sure looked different in T+L’s first decade. Future hot spots like Shanghai, Prague, Moscow, and Saigon were still well beyond the pale, but Americans were heading to Burma, to Iran (then booming under the shah), and...
On a chilly August morning in eastern Iceland, a herd of reindeer paused to graze along a granite ridge. Eymundur (“Eymi”) Magnússon, a dead ringer for the Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb, slammed on the brakes, and his truck skidded to a halt on the stony t...
I liked getting to airports early even before the last decade, when my neurosis became a necessity. My wife, on the other hand, considers time spent in an airport wasted, lost, anathema. And neither rain nor sleet nor Homeland Security is going to...
If HBO ever remakes Green Acres, I will replace Eva Gabor. Despite living in a 19th-century farmhouse in upstate New York, I’m a city slicker at heart. Give me a great metropolis to explore, and I’m always ready to trade my barn jacket and mud bo...
Lynn Yaeger was right to recommend the Porte de Vanves flea market. We made several great finds there while furnishing our Paris apartment, including a beautiful hand-carved cherrywood sleigh bed—for only $150! The dealer would not deliver, so I ...
sydney's new modernismChintz is one thing, but Sydney has long lacked a groovy, posing-in-the-lobby hotel. The Kirketon, in edgy Darlinghurst, fills the gap beautifully, with its champagne bar (a favorite among visiting fashion crews); Fix, a dar...
Britain's bright young thing Over the past decade, Brighton has been gaining a reputation as one of England's coolest cities. With the recent debut of the 18-room Hotel Pelirocco, the seaside town finally has a hotel that fits its new image. In a ...
He eyed me sternly over his glasses. "This time, no fire and ice." "I beg your pardon?" "Something else," he urged me. I was standing at passport control. I was trying to get into the country. So I was prepared to agree with most anything he pr...
See our slideshow of the World’s Craziest Party Towns. “Goths in black leather sit next to new-century punks with dyed Mohawks, who are talking to a group of ‘80s revival, thrift-shop girls on their way to a party that’ll be DJ’d by a transvestit...
Three o'clock, a Saturday afternoon in late fall. Already the sun is sinking into the Atlantic, casting a last faint glow on the red-roofed houses in the center of town. The streets are empty but for a few old fishermen returning from the harbor a...
(27) Beirut Lebanon's capital lights up The Paris of the Middle East is back—and better, thanks to a new generation of carefree, westward-looking Lebanese who are transforming the city into the wildest nightlife scene on the Mediterranean. The c...
Some 12 years ago I began writing about a small town in upstate New York very much like the one I inhabit. There was an undeniable convenience to this. While I was certainly interested in my adopted hometown, there is no question that the place I ...
As a second-generation Scandinavian-American, I like to think I have an affinity with my Viking brethren in Iceland, though most Icelanders are a lot cooler than I am, and far more attractive. One look at them and you can imagine their ancest...