Get Me To A Glacier!

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It’s easy to get distracted by the routine of Reykjavík life. Mine goes something like: intern, race to Bónus before…

Ongoing Now: ‘Hreintjarnir’ By Harpa Árnadóttir

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“Icelandic summer,” with its 11-degree days and unbudging cloud covers, is almost an oxymoron to those from countries that actually…

Starting Today: Radical Summer School

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Lots of students go to summer school to take another shot at calculus or get some extra credits in. But…

Happening Tonight: Tonik Ensemble / Asonat

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Minimalist electronic guru Tonik will be working his club-friendly magic at Húrra, where he’ll be sure to put on an…

Opening Today: ‘Lust For Life’ By Georg Óskar

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Life gets a little more interesting when you pay attention. Take a tip from contemporary artist Georg Óskar, who spends…

Digging Up Reykjavík’s Roots: Excavations Around The City Reveal Stories Of Iceland’s Past

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Around 870 A.D., a Viking named Ingólfur Arnarson bravely sailed off from Norway (possibly because of a blood feud, but…

Vinyl Dreams Lead To Lots Of Local Love

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Right near Kaldi Bar sits the sleek and discreet Reykjavík Record Shop, a newcomer to the city that has swiped…

Happening Tonight: Dream Wife / Vök / Panos From Komodo, At Húrra

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Headlining the night will be the Brighton-based ultra-feminine chicks of Dream Wife, a group that kind of says it all…

Back To The Roots: Anna Jónsdóttir sings Icelandic folk in distant locales

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Following the release of her most recent album, ‘VAR’, Icelandic soprano singer Anna Jónsdóttir will be touring Iceland to perform…

Happening Tonight: Kælan Mikla / ULTRAORTHODOX / russian.girls / Döpur

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Some of the more morose Reykjavík musicians will be crawling out of the shadows to put on a witchy Wednesday…

Kaffihús Vesturbæjar: Out Of The City And Into The Heart Of 107

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Walking from downtown over to Vesturbær, the westernmost district of Reykjavík, things quickly become residential. Souvenir shops are swapped out…

Happening Tonight: ‘JOURNEY’ by GusGus and Reykjavík Dance Productions

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So last weekend you met this girl at Kaffibarinn, and ’cause you had a few too many Einstöks you told…

Happening Tonight: Empty Taxi

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Wanna get out of this homogeneous little city? Join Empty Taxi for the night. It’s the moniker of Brussels-based French/Northern…

Dear Reykjavík, Let’s Be Friends

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So, as I made pretty clear in my last column, it’s been a strange transition moving from Slovakia to Reykjavík….

Now Ongoing: ‘In Passing’ By Dagur Gunnarsson

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Making eye contact on the street is weird. Do you smile and nod? Look away quickly? Zone out with your…

Opening Today: ‘Image // Object’

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Sure, art can be nice to look at, but sometimes there’s a certain pressure to try and decipher the “true”…

Ongoing Now: ‘Benelux Werkstatte’ by Helgi Þórsson

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This exhibit by Icelandic artist Helgi Þórsson includes prints, paintings and sculptures that play with fantasy and possibility, offering more…

Secret Solstice Saturday RECAP: To Hel And Back

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After acquainting myself with Secret Solstice Friday, I felt fully prepared to tackle it Saturday. My hangover was gone by…

Ongoing Now: ‘Untitled’ By Gerður Erla Tómasdóttir

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This untitled exhibition by multimedia artist Gerður Erla Tómasdóttir features a series of fantastical paintings, mainly of animals and nature,…

Colourful Breast-Shaped Candles To Celebrate 100th Anniversary Of Women’s Suffrage

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June 19 is sure to have a number of events celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Iceland, but…

Liking, Tweeting, And Sharing For Women’s Rights: The Role Of Social Media In Feminism

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From the outside looking in, Iceland may appear to be a rocky little utopia of feminist ideals (and elves). It…

Happening Tonight: TV Smith & Caterpillarmen

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British punk veteran TV Smith,  former member of the Adverts (and more than a handful of other rock acts from all over the world),…

A Day Of Free, Local Music And Fun In Breiðholt

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This Saturday, the Breiðholt suburb of Reykjavík will be a little (okay, a lot) louder than usual. The people over…

Toto, I’ve A Feeling We’re Not In Slovakia Anymore

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I’ve been in Reykjavík for a week now, and it’s just starting to dawn on me that I’m actually living…

Happening Now: ‘Food, People, And Post Office’ by Spessi

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Are you living in Iceland and curious what life is like on another small, cold island? This exhibition by Icelandic…