Show Me The Money: The 5 Króna Coin

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Until the mid-to-late 19th century, most financial transactions in Iceland were conducted in vaðmál (homespun wool). However, since 1922, Iceland…

Where Was ‘Walter Mitty’ Shot?

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‘The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty’ is another in a long line of films to take advantage of the beautiful,…

The Sun Rises On Ísafjörður: Aldrei fór ég suður festival is back and better than ever

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Aldrei fór ég suður (“I never went south,” in English) is an annual music festival in Ísafjörður that’s gone from…

Pantsuits And Platforms: The Crazy World Of Icelandic Eurovision

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It’s Eurovision time. The time of year when half the population of Europe goes crazy—flag-waving, song-singing, chaos-inducing crazy—and the other…

Ask A Meteorologist: Why Is Lightning So Rare In Iceland?

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Q: “Why is lightning so rare in Iceland?” A: “Lightning is actually more common in Iceland than people realise, however…

Making The Vagina Shameless: Michèle Degen Is Smashing Taboos

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Would you believe it: the “V-word” is still a taboo subject. That’s right, I’m talking about the part of the…

Show Me The Money: The 1 Króna Coin

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Until the mid-to-late 19th century, most financial transactions in Iceland were conducted in vaðmál (homespun wool). However, since 1922, Iceland…

Photos: List í Ljósi Festival Lights Up Seyðisfjörður

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Seyðisfjörður, a small town on the east coast of Iceland, recently celebrated the arrival of the sun after months of…

I Scream, You Scream: A Guide To Every Ice Cream Parlour In Downtown Reykjavík

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Most people associate ice cream with hot summer days at the beach, or strolling through an Italian city, rather than…

Svala Wins Icelandic Eurovision Finals

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Last night’s Eurovision Finals, which determine who will represent Iceland in this year’s Eurovision song contest, had everything you could…

A Wild Ride: Views From A Snowmobile

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Zooming, whooshing, flying through the powdery, pillowy snow and gazing out onto the arctic white desert: nothing says Icelandic adventure…

Iceland Is No Utopia

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I first visited Iceland two years ago and came home smitten; banging on about this geothermal, liberal paradise. Watching the…

Virgin Mary vs. Björk: Helga Thoroddsen Explores Female Sexuality In Her ‘Fabularum’ Exhibition

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Helga Thoroddsen’s first solo exhibition, ‘Fabularum’, is certainly one to see. It will be hosted by Listastofan, a gallery that…

Dark and Brooding: Vök To Release Debut Album

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Critically acclaimed electronic pop band Vök is to release their debut album, ‘Figure’ on April 28. Having won the Icelandic…

Women Steal The Show At The Reykjavík Folk Festival

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Folk music is defined as music of the common people, which, in this day and age, is essentially all music…other…

Release Your Inner Adrenaline Junkie: Snowmobiling On Langjökull

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Getting up close and personal with glaciers, one of Iceland’s most beautiful natural phenomena, can be treacherous. However, if you’re…

Preview: Ancient Sounds At Gyða’s Epicycle Release Concert

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Gyða Valtýsdóttir is best known as a sometime member of múm. But after several years spent off the radar pursuing…

Preview: Different Strokes For Different Folks At Reykjavík Folk Festival

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If you’ve recovered from Sónar and you’re aching for another three days of musical excellence—or if Sónar wasn’t really your…

A Glacial Cliffhanger: Walking Like A Cowboy On Sólheimajökull Glacier

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Along with volcanoes, hot springs, and a bucket-load of black sand, glaciers are one of Iceland’s must-see natural wonders. Coming…

Premiere: Fufanu Release Liability Video

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Fufanu, the indie-rock band behind the song of the year 2016 at recent Grapevine Music Awards, are back with a…