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THE BAKER

SANDHOLT BAKERY 

Sandholt bakery is a family business built on decades of tradition carried on by four generations of artisan bakers. The bakery opened in 1920 and has been an important part of the city central ever since as it is popular both with locals and guests from all over the world. Sandholt proudly produces delicious breads, sweet pastry and cakes made from quality ingredients using old recipes and innovative techniques. 

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THE TAILOR


THE GENTLEMEN STORE OF GUÐSTEINN EYJÓLFSSON

The Gentlemen store of Guðsteinn Eyjólfsson is one of the oldest stores in Reykjavik and has shaped Icelandic gentlemen fashion for almost a century. The founder, Guðsteinn Eyjólfsson, studied dressmaking both in Reykjavík and Copenhagen and in the year 1918 he opened his workshop. Later on, in 1929, Guðsteinn built a beautiful Jugendstil house at Laugavegur 34 for his business. Up to this day the ground floor has housed the store, while the upper floors have served various roles and are now part of Sand Hotel. The store owners still make an effort to offer the latest fashion by quality brands from all over the world.  

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THE WRITER

HALLDÓR KILJAN LAXNESS 

Halldor Laxness

In the year 1902 the Nobel laureate Halldor Laxness was born in the small house at Laugavegur 32. From young age his passion in life was to write and at the tender age of 17 he got his first novel published. He later became the first Icelander to receive a Nobel price, an acknowledgement for reviving the great narrative art of Iceland. Laxness was very productive as a writer and published over 68 books in his career. After he passed in 1998 Gljúfrasteinn, his home for over 50 years, was turned into a museum open to the public. A stone slab set in the pavement in front of his birthplace is a monument of a great writer and his humble start in life.