Artist Talk: Gréta Þorkelsdóttir, Graphic Designer

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Gréta Þorkelsdóttir is a typography nerd, feminist and this issue’s emerging artist. She is a graphic design graduate from the…

Track By Track: ‘Glópagull’ By Sigmund

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Sigmundur Páll Freysteinsson, better known as $igmund, is a fresh face on the Icelandic music scene. The crew working alongside…

DJ Of The Week: DJ Katla

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When did you start DJ’ing? As soon as I got my first two deck cassette player/radio, which was around the…

#GVPICS: This Week’s Winner

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The #GVPics Instagram competition becomes brighter each day with sunny landscapes and locals dressed in fewer clothes. Check out the…

Sturla Atlas ‘Vino’ Video Release

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Sturla Atlas is back and louder than ever. The renowned 101 boys have finally released the song “Vino” from their…

Summer Banger Here: Retro Stefson’s ‘Skin’

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Boxing, lifting and a whole lot of dancing can be seen in Retro Stefson’s newest music video. “Skin” is the…

Track Of The Week: “Black Lights” By Samaris

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Earlier this month, electric trio Samaris released the song “Black Lights” from their upcoming album of the same title. “Black…

VIDEO: Kristín Anna Performs Sofðu Unga Ástin Mín

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Austrian video journalists, Sarah Brugner and Michael Luger of THEY SHOOT MUSIC, have shared with us their wonderful video series…

The Winner Of This Week’s #GVPics Competition

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Beautiful landscapes, cats and street art is what stood out in this week’s Instagram competition. Check out the winner and…

This Complex World: Reykjavík Arts Festival Begins

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Along with the ever-lighter nights and the occasional excitement of double-digit temperatures, the Reykjavík Arts Festival is a welcome harbinger…

Happening Today: Ultraorthodox / Auður / Gangly at Húrra

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When the lineup at Húrra is this good, attention must be payed. Gangly starts the evening off with cool electronic…

Margrét Erla Maack’s Five Favourite Albums

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Margrét Erla Maack is an anchorwoman, entertainer and dance teacher. You can catch her on TV every day after the…

Track By Track: Laser Life’s ‘Polyhedron’

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Breki Steinn Mánason is the electronic mastermind behind Laser Life. He recently released his first album, ‘Polyhedron’, inspired by punk,…

DJ Of The Issue: Sunna Ben

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Sunna Ben is a tattooed musical mastermind and Grapevine’s DJ of the issue. She is part of the duo Sunsura…

Artist Talk With Photographer Kjartan Hreinsson

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Kjartan Hreinsson is a photographer, collector and brandophile. He has caught the eyes of plenty with his spontaneous photography of…

#GVPics Is Here: This Week’s Winner

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Today is the second day of Whitsun in Iceland. Icelanders are sleeping in on this on-workday and the city is…

Happening Tonight: Hip-hop’s Créme De La Crème, Rapp Í Reykjavík

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Empty your calendar for this three-day rap fest. Attendance mandatory for hip-hop enthusiasts and those interested in the crème de…

VIDEO: Live Session With Úlfur Úlfur

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Austrian video journalists, Sarah Brugner and Michael Luger of THEY SHOOT MUSIC, have shared with us their wonderful video series…

Track Of The Week: ‘Blush’ by Pocket Disco

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Electronic music duo, Pocket Disco, has released their second single ‘Blush’. Salóme R. Gunnarsdóttir and Steindór Grétar Jónsson were established…

The Accidental Painter

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The renowned Icelandic artist Þorgrímur Einarsson has a growing fan base on social media, and in the art world: he’s…

Happening Today: ‘Subselves Mean Well’ By Arnfinnur Amazeen

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Arnfinnur Amazeen graduated in Fine Arts from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2001, obtained a masters degree in…

PHOTOS: The World’s Biggest Viking Ship

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The biggest viking ship in the world, Draken Harald Hårfagre (Harald Fair Hair), named after the first king in Norway,…

A Guide To Fashionable Reykjavík

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The guide for each and every fashionista, looking to spend a fashionable day in the city. The places to eat,…

The Music Nerd’s Guide To Spending A Day In Reykjavík

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Reykjavík Roasters Brautarholt 2 Start the day off with a cup of “Kaffismiðjan” and a croissant at Reykjavík Roasters. Pick…

Happening Today: Improv Iceland

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Joy to the world, Improv Iceland will now be held in English! The renowned improv theater company started in 2015…

The Winner Of This Week’s #GVPics!

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So many amazing entries in this week’s Instagram competition making choosing only one extremely difficult. Thank god we have runners-up!…

PHOTOS: ‘Ytri Höfnin’ Graduation Exhibition

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The graduation exhibition by bachelors students in design, architecture and fine arts from the Iceland Academy of the Arts is…

Iceland On Instagram: The Winner Of #GVPics

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Another week, another Instagram competition! Except this week, we have an amazing prize. Two tickets to the Improv Iceland show,…

VIDEO: Pascal Pinon Perform ‘Jósa & Lotta’

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Looking back at the dark and short days of Iceland’s winter one can’t help but feel thankful for the warmer…

Reykjavík’s Newest Rap Clan: Krakk & Spaghettí

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Ever since the release of bangers such as Spenfrelsi (e. Nipple freedom) and Hóra Kapítalismans (e. Capitalist’s Whore), the rise…

VIDEO: Benni Hemm Hemm Performs At Swimming Pool

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As summer approaches and the days become brighter one can’t help but recall the times when winter depression harried. Now…

#GVPics Contest: Iceland’s First Days Of Summer

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Looking out the window and seeing folks enjoying the sun in April is a rare sight. The sun that is,…

Happening Today: Children’s Culture Festival

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The Icelandic Children’s Culture Festival is a platform for creativity, culture, art and, above all, having fun—all fields in which…

The Winner Of This Week’s #GVPics Competition

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This week’s competition was amazing with so many beautiful photographs made choosing only ten extremely difficult. It’s amazing to see…

Garage Session With Hórmónar

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The light-haired punk rockers of Hórmónar come together for an impromptu jam session in their garage, a cosy space crowded…

Happening Tonight: Foxing / Teitur Magnússon / Markús And The Diversion Sessions

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The Missourians of Foxing bring the fresh breeze of spring to Iceland with their 90s indie rock and different styles…

And The Winner Of This Week’s #GVPics Instagram Contest Is

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Another week has passed which means more travel, more photo opportunities and a lot more sun! Now is the time…

Starting Today: Nordisk Film Festival

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A cinematic feast for Scandinav-o-philes and movie enthusiasts can be found at the Nordic House during the Nordic Film Festival….

The Winner & Runners-up Of This Week’s #GVPics

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The sky is clear, the sun is shining and our readers have captured the country in its most beautiful attire,…

VIDEO: Icelandic Rapper, GKR, In A Grocery Store

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Austrian video journalists Sarah Brugner and Michael Luger of the music website THEY SHOOT MUSIC visited Iceland last winter when…

The Icelandic “Spring” On Instagram: Winner Of This Week’s #GVPics

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Spring is upon us, or so we thought. The country’s flowers had just started to bloom when the snow came…

Iceland On Instagram: This Week’s #GVpics Champion

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We’ve had a steady stream of Instagram photographs marked #GVpics that continually amaze us, and this week was no exception….

Brauð & Co: 101’s New Bakery

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Denizen of the crowded 101 Reykjavík have a new reason to celebrate, as Brauð & co, situated on Frakkastígur 16,…

The Best Photos From This Week’s #GVPICS

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Each week we pick ten photographs from our #gvpics Instagram competition we find interesting, funny, or beautiful. This week’s entries…

Design March 2016: Friday’s Must-See Events

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Yesterday’s opening at Hafnarhús was amazing. So many interesting jewellery and furniture designs were exhibited, by both foreign and Icelandic…

DesignMarch Is Here! Our Guide To Thursday’s Events

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DesignMarch is upon us! That festival where swanky elites, fashionistas and hipsters come together wearing their wackiest outfits to enjoy…

Iceland’s Week On Instagram: Our #GVpics Winner Is…

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The sun is coming out here in Iceland with the slow change of seasons, meaning the light is getting better…

PHOTOS: Spectacular Aurora Display Last Night

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Last night’s Northern Lights were magical! All of the different colours and forms this natural phenomenon holds were beautifully documented…

Winners Of The The Reykjavík Grapevine Design Awards 2016 Revealed

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As you may have noticed from our DesignMarch special in our new issue, Icelandic design is thriving. With this in…

Opening Today: ‘Blind Date’ At Gerðarsafn

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It’s tempting to imagine artwork coming alive in the storage rooms of museums where they are kept for years after…