The Mysterious Pull Of Djúpavík

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It’s late spring and the mountains of the Westfjords are still covered in snow after a harsh winter. The undulating,…

Stories From The Earth And Sea: Helga Mogensen’s Driftwood Jewellery

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Helga Mogensen welcomes me into her workshop, which is pretty much what I’d imagine a designer’s workshop to look like….

Food Review: Iceland’s Most Popular Restaurant

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Aiming for a homey menu and atmosphere, the IKEA restaurant prides itself on a cheap and varied selection of courses….

Iceland’s Only Rabbit Farm Needs Your Help

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Approaching the large red-roofed sheep shed at Syðri-Kárastaðir, a farm just north of the village Hvammstangi in the northwest of…

In Strandir: Sorcery And Tourism

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A weathered wooden structure with a turf roof. From the outside, Hólmavík’s main tourist attraction sure doesn’t look like much,…

Swimming On The Edge of Nowhere: Pools In Strandir

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Swimming pools and hot tubs are always major attractions in Iceland, both to Icelanders and foreign tourists, and they can…

Teaching Hillbillies to Appreciate Music: Borko on Music and Small Town Life

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I stalk my interviewee from my window, waiting for an unfamiliar car to leave. When the coast is clear, I…

Immigrants In Iceland Increasing

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The number of immigrants in Iceland is on the rise, reports Vísir. Foreign citizens increased by 1,298 individuals from 2013…

Number Of Women In Corporate Leadership Positions On The Rise

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A third of managers, chairs and members of Board of Directors at Icelandic enterprises with 50 or more employees were…

Summer Storm Warning In Effect

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The current weather gives little indication that we celebrated the first day of summer last week, with strong winds across…

Horseback Archery School To Open in Iceland

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A world-famous horseback archer and teacher is set to open Iceland’s first horseback archery school in the Ölfus municipality next fall,…

Seagulls Terrorise Local Residents, Again

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Residents of Kópavogur and Garðabær were disturbed this morning by the cries of seagulls, reports Vísir. The seagulls had flocked to…

Lumpfish Life: Growing Up In A Remote Fishing Village

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An amusing interaction in a Facebook group caught my attention the other day. A small-town resident wanted to order pizza….

Sheep In The City: The Golden Shears 2015

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Stepping outside to the port behind KEX Hostel last Saturday, I was greeted with the sounds of accordion music, a…

The Grapevine Interns Highlight What’s Happening This Weekend

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The time in Reykjavík is passing so fast. We all are almost at the end of our internship. Nevertheless we…