Celebrating Yr. Xpat Xmas Away From Home: A GUIDE

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So you moved to Iceland and you’re about to celebrate that most popular of Christianity-based holidays—and for some reason, this…

Þórir Georg: It’s Always The Quiet Ones

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Þórir Georg is the first to admit that he’s not much for interviews or self-promotion of an kind. Although he’s…

You Can’t Always Force It

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I swear, I wanted to party last night. When I saw my work schedule for this week I said to…

Airwaves As Xmas: Riding The Friendwaves!

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There are countless locals who go to Airwaves just to see their friends and relatives bands play. Given how the…

All You Need To Know About Surviving Iceland Airwaves In One Handy Guide

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Welcome to Iceland! You’ve just landed at Keflavík (or will very soon) and it’s (probably) your first time in Reykjavík,…

Go West: Famous Western Icelanders of Our Time

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The Icelandic diaspora stretches far and wide but the countries with the most people of Icelandic descent are Canada, the…

The Seven: Driving To Akureyri One Hot Dog At A Time

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The people of Akureyri have been keeping a secret from us Capital Region folk. It’s called The Seven. For years…

Seven Great New Rock-Out Worthy Bands

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While Muck and Pink Street Boys are out there slaying us day and night, the rock scene in Reykjavík is…

How Many Gorillas Does It Take To Change A Light Bulb In A Museum?

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Frida Kahlo and Käthe Kollwitz want to make sure I can’t see them. The disembodied voices of the women who…

Where There Is Sand, There Is A Beach Party

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Today I walked onto a warm island shore. To my right I watched the gentle waves slowly roll in over…

Meet The Venues

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So you’re browsing through the Airwaves schedule trying to get a feel for your evening and while you know some…

Party Fuel: Your Late Night Eating Guide!

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It’s Friday, 2:52 in the morning, you’re stumbling out of Hafnarhús after dancing your ass off to The Knife’s last…

Don Donuttio DiMaggio Of The County Fair

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Just as the infinitely self-deprecating Don of the Springfield mafia couldn’t resist a tiny bicycle trick, I’m a gal who…

Páll Óskar: In The Name Of Love

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The front door is wide open. Giving a little tap on the wooden frame, I hear the boom of his…

Humble Brag

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There’s a great scene in the movie ‘Office Space’ where Jennifer Aniston’s character, who works at a tacky restaurant, is…

Neil Young To Play Iceland For First Time

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The inimitable Canadian musician Neil Young is headed here in July to play his first ever concert in Iceland on…

Delicious Feet: A Day At A Fish Spa

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Some people find it disgusting to be licked by animals. I am not one of them. I am a disgusting…

On A Date With Úlfur

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It’s a bittersweet thing when a beloved local talent leaves our black shores. On the one hand, they’re usually going…

Lovers Come And Lovers Go

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Summer never really came to Iceland this year. Instead, the weather sort of skipped right from spring to autumn. For…

Breathing Into Dance

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In the cool dimness of KEX’s Gym & Tonic room, we stand in a large circle with eleven people, slowly…

Beware Of The Plastics

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Although environmentalists consider Iceland’s coastline to be one of the cleanest in the world, many of our rocky beaches are…

Hafþór Is The Mountain!

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Iceland’s strongest man, Hafþór “Thor” Björnsson, has been signed on to play the role of Ser Gregor Clegane, a.k.a. The…

Swimmers Sneaking Cameras Into Pool

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Despite the overwhelming presence of signs prohibiting cameras on pool grounds, people are caught sneaking cameras into the swimming area…

Final Airwaves Acts Announced – And This Time, WE MEAN IT!

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That’s it, folks! The Iceland Airwaves festival line-up is officially complete! The submission doors are closed, the IMX team has…

On A Date With Svavar Pétur Eysteinsson: The Vegan Sausage King Of Iceland

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A large glob of water keeps dripping out of someone’s rain-gutter onto my head as I huddle in a doorway,…

LET’S DANCE

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At the end of the month, our fair city will be inundated by performance. Since 2002, the Reykjavík Dance Festival…

The Guy In The Fur Coat Shitting His Pants

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Diederik Peeters rejects the notion of being a minor cult celebrity in Iceland. Despite the fact that the claim was…

The Wrong Kind Of Whale Watching

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“How mentally prepared for this should we be?” I asked our driver, Marvin Lee Dupree, as we approached the turn-off…

I Dream Of Cheeses

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Two years ago, I made a Seinfeldian pact with a friend to go the entire month of February without consuming…

12 Tónar Is The Number Two Record Store!

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The local record shop and label 12 Tónar has been named the number two record store to visit before you…

Scream

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After several years of trying different steps and shapes, the festival that unites Iceland’s freelance dance professionals has found a…

Reykjavík Shorts&Docs Up For Prize

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The Reykjavík Shorts&Docs Festival is on the shortlist of entries up for the title of MovieMaker Magazine’s Coolest Short Film…

Sigur Rós Make Rolling Stone’s List Of Greatest Live Acts

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Sigur Rós have come in at 47th place on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 50 Greatest Live Acts Right…

DJ Robbed Blind While Performing At Þjóðhátið

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Atli Már Gylfason had a nightmarish homecoming when he found his apartment ransacked and robbed blind after returning from performing…

New Artists Added To Airwaves Lineup!

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We’re less than three months away from the Iceland Airwaves festival and the organisers have gone ahead and announced FIFTY…

The ‘Chop Stands Alone

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Once called “Nashville’s most fucked up country band” by Wilco’s Ken Coomer, Lambchop are one of the most complex and…

The Case For Quietude

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On a cold, wet Sunday evening, if one has to leave the dry comfort of their living room couch, there…

Track Of The Issue: Plúseinn – “Empire”

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The words say “take it easy now” but the tone says, “fuck, what a boring summer of bad weather we’re…

Taste The Happy!

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It had only been open for three weeks when Ísbúðin Valdís was making 800 litres of ice cream every three…

VIDEO: Grísalappalísa Get Bloody In New Video!

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So last year this cool new band got together with all these kids from other fun bands like Jakobínarína, Oyama…

Shit Gets Real For EVE Online Player

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The gaming world is in shock after an EVE Online lost a spacecraft worth $9000 USD (roughly 1,116,000 ISK), marking…

Lay Low Signs To Record Records

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Icelandic singer-songwriter Lay Low, née Lovísa Elísabet Sigrúnardóttir, has just signed to the local label Record Records. Her first release…

Running Off With The Circus

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“This is the biggest tent, Eyjafjallajökull,” says Ilmur Dögg Gísladóttir, PR & Project Manager of the Nordic House, as we…

Pre-Saturday Night Party Party

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I came away from ATP Iceland with a programme, a chopped wristband, unused bus tickets, a pop quiz sheet, an…

First Adoption By Icelandic Same-Sex Couple Announced

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Television personality Sindri Sindrason announced that he and his husband adopted a daughter last year, making them the first same-sex…

On A Date With Cindy Gallop: Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

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“Bloody hell. Good god… It’s quite extraordinary, actually,” Cindy Gallop said mere minutes after walking into the Icelandic Phallological Museum….

Iceland Music Export Allocates Its First Grants

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The Iceland Music Export Fund gave out its first ever batch of grant money to local musicians looking to establish…

Icelander Sentenced For Smuggling Drugs Into Denmark

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Guðmundur Ingi Þóroddsson was sentenced yesterday in Denmark to twelve years in prison for smuggling a large quanity of drugs…

Úlfur Hansson Awarded International Composition Prize

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Musician, composer and instrument-maker Úlfur Hansson was awarded a prize in the International Rostrum of Composers last Friday, Mbl.is reports….

Frank Ocean Presale Starts Tomorrow!

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Tickets for the highly anticipated Frank Ocean concert this summer will go on presale tomorrow at 10:00. Frank Ocean has…