Reykjavík of Yore: Hallgrímskirkja

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Pictured here is probably the best-known landmark in Reykjavík, and perhaps the most Instagrammed one, too. The church Hallgrímskirkja is…

Reykjavík Of Yore: Landspítallin

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Pictured here is the oldest building of Landspítalinn, The National University Hospital of Iceland, located by Hringbraut in 101 Reykjavík….

Gimme Some Whale

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I remember the first time I tried whale meat. It was the early ‘90s, and I was a ten-year-old living…

Grapevine Milestones

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FIRST SUMMER The first issue was published on June 13, 2003. As the reader should know by now, we publish…

The Game Of Risk

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“Congratulations!” This word was frequently shouted this past Monday. Why? Did Iceland’s national handball team win the European Championship? Or…

That First Year Of Grapevines

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Issue 01 2003 – “Jackboots on Ice” Notable: The fist issue, the only issue at the time. The only issue…

Reflecting on The Grapevine’s First 100 Issues

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The Reykjavík Grapevine has for some reason managed to stay in business for over six years and a hundred issues…

What can I vote for?

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  You can vote for parties not individuals. Here is a list of the current Icelandic political parties with a…

The Republic of Iceland FAQ

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The Icelandic government, led by the Independence Party and Social Democrat Alliance, imploded last month after a year and a…

How to Properly Celebrate Our Silver

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The Icelandic handball team recently returned from the Beijing Olympics sporting silver medals (and, yes, it’s a real sport.) This…

MAUS

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From one of Reykjavik’s suburbs comes the band Maus, one of the more mature and developed bands in Iceland. They’ve…

TURN ON, TUNE INDRESS UP!

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It is said that some things that don’t make sense actually do make sense. Using a design store as a…

MORE MUSIC, LESS FISH

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An old fish factory in Reykjavík gets a second chance as a music developing center. Icelandic music and Icelandic musicians…

“Yeah! Rock ‘n Roll”

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Shopping street Laugavegur, the only shopping street in Reykjavik, has its ups and downs, though of course ups and downs…