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The current housing crisis in Reykjavík has displaced many residents. The city couldn’t help me in those five months. Now they have to do something for me.” Then I found an apartment on the free market and my entire salary went into the monthly rent. “Last time I spent five months on the street and then I was able to live in my sister’s house. A man offered her a tent that fits six people in place of the two-person tent she currently shares with her son and a woman offered her to stay with her in a two-bedroom apartment. One of them is Lilja Helga Stein­berg Matth­ías­dótt­ir who is currently living in a tent in Laugardalur with her twenty-year-old son. She has been on Reykjavík’s public housing waitlist for six years. “It is so incredibly cold,” she says. “My body isn’t in good shape and I think I’m becoming ill.”
She has an interview with the city’s lawyer next Wednesday and hopes that it will move her case along. “When you are all the way out on the street there is nothing else to do,” Lilja says, referring to the fact that she felt she had to tell her story to the media. “I didn’t want to do this at all but I knew I had to for something to be done with my case and hopefully others.”
Lilja says that city officials’ lack of reaction makes it seem like it’s none of their business, adding that she is far from the only one in this situation. While the crisis is heavily connected to Iceland’s recent influx of tourists, some locals are forced to live like travelers. Lilja expects to take the man up on his offer, but she can’t accept the other one since Reykjavík will consider her housed if she finds an actual roof over her head, no matter how temporary. “I know of a few but sadly people aren’t very visible”
After her story was first told by RÚV last night she has already had offers of help from strangers. She feels Reykjavík city has let her down.

More information stands will be put up on the balcony to make guests’ experiences better and more informative. The Pearl, will have to pay to take in the scenic views from its balcony from 1st of September on. An announcement from the building’s owners  states that people from the age of 16 and up will pay 490 Króna for admission while those 15 and younger will still be allowed to enter for free. noncleared-maintext”>
Visitors in one of Reykjavík’s most famous landmark, Perlan – i.e. The admission is said to be necessary due to higher maintenance and operating costs. The same will go for the building’s ice cave and glacier exhibition.

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Every year, the first weekend of August sees Reykjavík empty out for festivals and other festivities around the country. He also warns of the dangers of overtaking vehicles recklessly. He still expects traffic out of Reykjavík to be heavy today and says that police will be monitoring speed, seatbelt and cellphone usage along with levels of intoxication. People are mostly on vacation or taking trips so there is no hurry.”
He also says the police asks slower drivers to use rest stops by the road to let others pass. Guðbrandur Sigurðsson of the Metropolitan Police says things are off to an early start this year with many leaving town as early as Tuesday. In a line of vehicles traffic is often at or under the speed limit and a few want to go faster but create a great danger for themselves and others,” he says. Accordingly, it is usually the most traffic-heavy weekend of the year and accidents are common.