Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: Best Seafood

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Reykjavík is a relatively small city, but even so, sometimes you need a bit of local advice to find what…

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: Best Cheap Meal

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Reykjavík is a relatively small city, but even so, sometimes you need a bit of local advice to find what…

Fresh In Iceland: Virtual Reality

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As you may have seen from the cover of our current print issue, this issue we’re partying like it’s 1982—‘Blade…

9 Great Hikes In The East Of Iceland

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The late summer and autumn are the perfect time to check out the east of Iceland, a landscape different from…

Heroes & Villains – The 14th One

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Our new hero is the Icelandic volcano. Iceland is riddled with volcanoes, and they come in a variety of shapes,…

Photo Gallery: Whale Watching In Reykjavík

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A Whale Of A Tale “I just want to see one,” said the little boy while clutching his mother’s pant…

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: Best People-Watching Spot

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Reykjavík is a relatively small city, but even so, sometimes you need a bit of local advice to find what…

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: Best Place To See A Movie

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Reykjavík is a relatively small city, but even so, sometimes you need a bit of local advice to find what…

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: Best Place To Take The Kids

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Reykjavík is a relatively small city, but even so, sometimes you need a bit of local advice to find what…

Landmannalaugar: Take Yourself Into Iceland’s Highlands

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Iceland On Your Own: Landmannalaugar A stopover in Iceland has three components: The Golden Circle, The South Coast and a…

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: Best Place For A Romantic Sunset

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Reykjavík is a relatively small city, but even so, sometimes you need a bit of local advice to find what…

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: Best Museum

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Reykjavík is a relatively small city, but even so, sometimes you need a bit of local advice to find what…

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: Best Day Trip From Reykjavík

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Reykjavík is a relatively small city, but even so, sometimes you need a bit of local advice to find what…

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: Best Hike

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Reykjavík is a relatively small city, but even so, sometimes you need a bit of local advice to find what…

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: Best Art Museum

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Reykjavík is a relatively small city, but even so, sometimes you need a bit of local advice to find what…

Grapevine’s Best Of Reykjavík 2016: Best Pool

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Reykjavík is a relatively small city, but even so, sometimes you need a bit of local advice to find what…

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: Best Gallery

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Reykjavík is a relatively small city, but even so, sometimes you need a bit of local advice to find what…

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: Best Place For Live Music

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Looking for a good concert? We got u: here’s our rundown of the three best spots in Reykjavík to catch…

Heroes & Villains: Early Elections

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Our new hero is election season. This year we have been blessed with early elections, tentatively to be held on…

For & Against: A Limit On Downtown Hotels

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FOR: Recently, Reykjavík mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson said that city council was looking into the idea of putting a cap…

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: Best Bar To Go Dancing

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The Reykjavík Grapevine is proud to present: The Best Of Reykjavík 2016! Earlier this summer we published our Best Of…

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: The Best Beer Selection

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Best beer selection Mikkeller & Friends Hverfisgata 12 Yeah, yeah, we’ve all heard about how expensive beer is in Iceland….

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: The Best Goddamn Restaurant

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Best Goddamn Restaurant Snaps Þórsgata 1 Snaps is an atmospheric bistro beloved by Icelanders. It’s where locals have birthdays, anniversaries,…

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: The Best Family Meal

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The Reykjavík Grapevine is proud to present: The Best Of Reykjavík 2016! Earlier this summer we published our Best Of…

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: Best Place For A Fancy Meal

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The Reykjavík Grapevine is proud to present: The Best Of Reykjavík 2016! Earlier this summer we published our Best Of…

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: The Best Place To Start The Night

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The Reykjavík Grapevine is proud to present: The Best Of Reykjavík 2016! Earlier this summer we published our Best Of…

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: The Best Gastropub

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The Reykjavík Grapevine is proud to present: The Best Of Reykjavík 2016! Earlier this summer we published our Best Of…

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: The Best Vegetarian Food

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The Reykjavík Grapevine is proud to present: The Best Of Reykjavík 2016! Earlier this summer we published our Best Of…

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: The Best Sushi

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The Reykjavík Grapevine is proud to present: The Best Of Reykjavík 2016! Earlier this summer we published our Best Of…

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: The Best Coffeehouse

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The Reykjavík Grapevine is proud to present: The Best Of Reykjavík 2016! Earlier this summer we published our Best Of…

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: The Best Thai Food

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The Reykjavík Grapevine is proud to present: The Best Of Reykjavík 2016! Earlier this summer we published our Best Of…

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: The Best Indian Food

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The Reykjavík Grapevine is proud to present: The Best Of Reykjavík 2016! Earlier this summer we published our Best Of…

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: The Best Bakery

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The Reykjavík Grapevine is proud to present: The Best Of Reykjavík 2016! Earlier this summer we published our Best Of…

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: The Best Veggie Burger

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Best Veggie Burger Kaffihús Vesturbæjar Melhagi 20 Kaffihús Vesturbæjar, also known as Kaffi Vest, is nestled in the 107 postcode,…

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: The Best Burger

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The Reykjavík Grapevine is proud to present: The Best Of Reykjavík 2016! Earlier this summer we published our Best Of…

Quote Of The Issue

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“Let us not forget that the Age of Settlement was a time of cultural diversity, or that it was the…

Heroes & Villains

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The hero of the issue this issue is Límonaði. If you have not yet tried this Icelandic lemon soda then…

Word of the Issue

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The word of the issue this issue is sko. This is a tricky one to translate directly. Some Icelanders use…

For & Against: The Icelandic Summer

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FOR: They say there are two seasons in Iceland: winter and summer. Spring and autumn are so brief, you’ll miss…

Music News In Brief: Cyber, Young Karin, Ólafur Arnalds and more!

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Írena Sírena is a new single from the up-and-coming alternative pop duo Andy Svarthol, consisting of Egill Viðarsson (of Nóra)…

PHOTOS: Horseback Riding On The Outskirts Of Reykjavík

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It’s the cruelest of jokes: Icelanders are amongst the fattest nations in the world – the Icelandic horse is one…

For & Against: The Humane Treatment Of Polar Bears

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FOR: Fuck people. I mean really. Is it not bad enough that we are at this point most definitely causing…

Come Jump In A Volcano In Iceland

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Why don’t you go jump in a volcano? That sounds more like an insult than an invitation. But believe us,…

Five Festivals To See On Your Trip To The East Of Iceland

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The East of Iceland is the land of festivals. It’s more than a destination or a stopover. It’s a journey….

Gallery: It Rains Every Two Days In Iceland

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This post was designed for desktop computers. Go full-screen for the best experience. Reykjavík Rain Reykjavík rains every two days…

For & Against: The Presidency

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FOR: Icelanders may disagree with one another on any number of highly charged political issues, but if there’s one thing…

The Hot Button: Presidents

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The new hot button issue is president fever. Elections in Iceland, from small villages to Parliament itself, are almost always…

Win A Grapevine Shirt By Drinking #RonaldoTears

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After the excitement of Iceland’s famous 1-1 victory over Portugal yesterday, we decided to relax and rehydrate by drinking a…

TAKE THIS QUIZ: Which Icelandic Hamburger Is Right For You?

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Everyone loves choices. There’s nothing like scanning a menu when you’re hungry and fantasizing about each delicious option. Then terror…

PHOTOS: 12 Hours In Snæfellsnes

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Less than two hours drive from Reykjavik lies the Snæfellsnes peninsula, sometimes known as “Iceland in miniature,” such is the…