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Candidate Encourages Boycott Of Slave-Made Chocolate

Icelandic chocolate is made from cacao beans the could have been picked by slave labour, a Social Democrat candidate for city council points out.

Airport Workers Labour Dispute Continues

Airport workers are still finding difficulty reaching a collective bargaining agreement with the Icelandic government, and further delays of flights can be expected.

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Examining The First Use Of Lethal Force By Icelandic Police

In a large apartment block in the Árbær suburb, the police gunned down a middle-aged man early morning on December 2, 2013.
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News In Brief: March

So: there's good news and bad news. March picked up where February left off with a series of protests in front of parliament calling upon the government to allow the public to vote on whether or not to continue EU accession talks.

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On A Quest to Find A Room To Call My Own

I was pretty certain that back in December I would be returning to Reykjavik in the Spring, for some period, but typically unorganized and somewhat lazy self dismissed the mission of finding a new abode; I was off travelling, so I just assumed it could be done as I flittered from place to place over cyberspace.

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Post-Set Breakdown With Highlands

We caught up with duo Logi and Karen of Highlands after their very first show at Harlem.



KEX Hostel
There's a hip new ‘hostel’ in town that gives a whole new meaning to the word. Located literally steps away from Reykjavík harbour, with a More »
The Grill Market
New in Reykjavík, Grillmarkaðurinn (The Grill Market) is renowned chef Hrefna Rósa Sætran’s latest culi-nary venture. With a specially crafted grill made to withstand extreme heat, Hrefna More »
Whether you're a native Icelander or a tourist, Sjávargrillið will give you the upscale traditional  Icelandic food experience you're looking for.

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Continental Charm

Although it only opened two years ago, Snaps Bistro has become something of a staple on the Reykjavík restaurant scene, helping to bridge the gap between the city’s more fine dining establishments and your standard grills, family-friendly quick meal stops and takeaway joints.

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Happening This Weekend April 16-20

Due to Easter, Icelanders are gearing up for for a five-day weekend filled with booze, roast and easter eggs.



A Craving For Caving

Forty-five kilometres from downtown Reykjavík I'm standing on a snowy embankment surrounded by the Leitahraun lava field.



Louder, Brighter, Bigger

In the wake of several live venues closing down in the past few years, news of Gamli Gaukurinn not only staying open, but working on improving its stage, lights and sound system was music to our ears.
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