Cheers To Reykjavík! A Boozy Tour Of Iceland’s Capital

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I’m not one to turn down a beer, let alone six pints paired with some Icelandic cuisine. ‘Cheers To Reykjavik’…

Huskies Unchained: A Day Of Dog Sledding In Northern Iceland

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I love dogs. Especially big ones. This canine affection was the main reason I was excited to go on a…

Green Lakes And Ghosts: A Day Exploring The Reykjanes Peninsula

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As much as I love going on tours, I initially wasn’t filled with excitement about my recent day trip to…

The Cold Never Bothered The Invisible Man #GVPics

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Reykjavík’s been snowy, rainy and sunny all in the span of two weeks. The only thing that´s been steady for…

Weekly Trip: Icelandic Scenery On Quads

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I had never been to Grindavík, and honestly didn’t even know where it was until the day of this quad…

Weekly Tour: Imagine Peace Tower

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I have always wondered about the bright beam of light I see shining into the night sky from my bedroom…

VIDEO: Meet The Guy Who Makes Life-Like Figures

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Ernst Backman pushes an eyeball into a face while we look on in amazement. Had I not known his profession…

Let Them Eat Lobster & Stuff

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It’s technically langoustine, not lobster, but Langoustine & Stuff doesn’t sound right. It misses the fricative soft rhyme of “ster”…

Welcome To Whaletown: A Day In The Northern Town Of Húsavík

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After a five-hour night drive, and numerous failed attempts at napping, we arrive at our destination at last. The sun…

Iceland’s New Erró: Ethoríó

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Ethoríó is one of Keflavík’s hidden gems. A ruby-red, bubblegum-pink, doom-pop-art-making, gold-sunglass-toting gem. I took it upon myself to chat…

Black Monday: Polish Women Won’t Be Working Today

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Today over 250 people are coming together at Austurvöllur to protest a new law that has been approved by the…

Birds For This Week’s #GVPics Instagram Competition

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It’s obvious that winter is approaching here in Iceland, while everywhere else in Europe you’ll melt in a second. But the cold…

Welcoming Autumn For This Week’s #GVPics

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Autumn is approaching, and the change of season is noticeable in the entries we received for this week’s #GVpics contest….

New In Town: Essensia

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A new Italian joint opened its doors at the end of August. Essensia serves Mediterranean cuisine: pizzas, pasta, cheese platters…

DJ Of The Week: Karítas

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Karítas Óðinsdóttir hasn’t been part of the Reykjavík music scene for long, but she’s making waves with DJ sets at…

This Weeks #GVPics Winner

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It’s that time of the week when we pick our favourite Iceland Instagrams with the hashtag #GVPics. It often gets…

Happening This Weekend: Melodica Festival

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This independent festival focuses on homey venues to bring audience and artists closer during their performances and without a set…

Minimalistic Painting For This Week’s #GVPics Instagram Competition

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Iceland has a lot going on right now; kids are starting school, some are preparing for winter and painting their…

All Ice Everything: Glacier Walks And Boat Trips

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Even during the peak of Iceland’s summer’s season, there’s always a place to be cold. So, feeling the 13˚ city…

9-Year-Old Girl Will Sail Around Iceland

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Luna is the second-oldest daughter of the Coconut family, self-described nomads who travel around the world in a sailboat. Now,…

Martin Omolu Can Finally Stay In Iceland

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After over four years of uncertainty and discussions, asylum seeker Martin Omolu can stay in Iceland. RÚV reports that Martin…

Air Traffic Controllers Forced To Work Overtime

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Minister of Interior Ólöf Nordal submitted a bill to force continued overtime work for air traffic controllers, which was quickly…

Half Of Tourists Want To Visit Power Plants In Iceland

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About half of the visitors to Iceland who took part in a Gallup poll at the request of Landsvirkjun, Iceland’s…

#GVpics: Albino Lupine Edition

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On our way to the Glacier Lagoon (Jökulsárlón) we passed many fields filled with the known Alaskan Lupine. Every now…

It Will Be Hard To Follow The UEFA Cup On Icelandic Television

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RÚV reports some Icelanders might have problems watching the UEFA Cup on their televisions. “It’s likely that about 50,000 –…

Speed Bumps For Your Safety

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I had never been carsick in my entire life. I’d roll my eyes when my sister asked for carsickness medication…

Starting Today: Mugison at Kassinn

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With over 25,000 followers on Facebook, Mugison isn’t just a random Icelandic singer. Over the years he’s established a name…

Icelandic Stop Sign Instead Of Traffic Lights

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In the north of Iceland, the traffic lights that used to warn drivers if they could go through a tunnel…

Street Artist Asks Passersby For “Money To Travel”

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Mimì Enna is the artist sitting at the steps of the SÍM Gallery with a sign stating, “This is a…

Presenting KÍTÓN: Women In Music

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Three years ago, the nominees for the Icelandic Music Awards were only about 10% female. It was very clear that…

The Parents Guide To Spending A Day In Reykjavík

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Reykjavík is full of family-friendly activities if you know where to look. So you can avoid asking random parents pushing…

Rescuers Save Couple At Tröllaskaga

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A rescue team, in conjunction with the police, rescued a foreign couple that was trapped at Nesskriður, east of Siglufjörður….

Dettifoss Waterfall Closed Due To Dangerous Conditions

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The waterfall Dettifoss, in northeast Iceland, has been closed due to lots of rain and ice that has been melting…

150 Polish People Working For Icelandair Paying 7 Times The Usual Rent

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Foreign labourers from Poland working for the IGS subsidiary of Icelandair have to pay approximately 7 times higher rent than…

PHOTOS: Tweed Ride Reykjavík

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The fourth Tweed Ride in Reykjavík took place on the weekend with almost 100 people participating. The tradition of the…

Iceland Doesn’t Want More Tourists, According To Business Insider

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Business Insider puts Iceland on the list of countries that do not want any more tourists. Stundin reports that Iceland…

12 Planes Landed At Keflavík Airport In Half An Hour

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Keflavík Airport was very crowded this morning because all the planes were landing at once. This is because the planes…

New Laws May Delay Investigation Of Serious Offenses

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District Attorney Ólafur Þór Hauksson is concerned that a new bill about the conditions for intercepting phone calls could slow…

East Iceland Airlines Possibly Returning This Summer

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East Iceland Airlines (Flugfélag Austurlands) aims to start flying across the country by this summer. RÚV reports that one of…

“Heatwave” In Northeast Iceland

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This week the heat will reach 20°C (69°F) in northeast Iceland. In the west however, temperatures will barely reach 10°C…

3D Cinema More Expensive For Someone Who Wears Glasses

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There is a remarkable difference in price for someone with or without glasses when it comes to 3D movies. Stundin…

Independent Body To Help Prevent Harassment At Schools

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Reykjavík City Council has decided to allocate an independent body to respond to harassment and bullying at schools in Reykjavík….

Party Time! Our Guide To Iceland’s Summer Festivals

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Summer is here, and with it comes festival season. So pack your tent, suncream and your poison of choice: here’s…

New Head Chefs At Haust And Matarkjallarinn

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Two restaurants—one a bit older than the other—are quite literally bringing something new to the table this summer by introducing…

Bill Gates May Invest In Luxury Hotel Next To Harpa

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Bill Gates, the richest person alive, may be investing in a new five star hotel next to Harpa, Reykjavík’s harbourside…

184: New Documentary On Icelandic Whaling

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A new documentary has been released showing the struggle between Icelandic whale hunters and the NGOs that are trying to…

Panama Disease Threatens All Bananas

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Many banana plantations all over the world have needed to shut down because their crops were infected with the fungus…

Chinese Couples Want To Conceive Kids Under Northern Lights

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Jónína Guðrún Óskarsdóttir, manager of the Northern Lights House of Iceland, has seen an increase in Chinese people paying the…

Happening Tonight: Aron Can Takes Over Tivoli, And Icelandic Rap

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16-year-old Aron Can is a fast-rising star in the Reykjavík rap scene, performing each weekend for crowded audiences who seem…

Davíð Oddsson Concerned About ‘Rise Of Muslims In Europe’

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The Morgunablaðið co-editor and presidential hopeful shared his thoughts this morning on Islam, which he described as an “extremist belief.”…