The Reykjavík Grapevine Person Of The Year Award

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Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, Former Prime Minister The Grapevine has always been the sole media outlet in Iceland that stands against…

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”…

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: Reykjavík’s Best Spicy Meals

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

The Short Friendship Of An Icelandic Artist With The Woman Stealing Her Art

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[update: the last name of Caroline has been omitted] It could have been awkward, but instead, Inga Maria’s stay at…

Essensia: A New Taste Of Italy In Iceland

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One thing Iceland does really well is pizza. Hold on! Iceland? Yes, Iceland. Iceland might be the only place in…

Humans Of Reykjavík: Kristín Morthens

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Every issue, we will interview someone living in Reykjavík or just visiting the city, so as to share with you,…

Tagging Along With The Reykjavík Food Walk

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The idea of “Icelandic Food” is changing. A few years ago, and still a bit even today, the phrase “Icelandic…

Lunchtime Opera Gives You A Chance To Test Take-Out In Reykjavík

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Lunchtime is tricky in Iceland. It’s not really a country known for having breakfast or being on time. Lunchtime is…

Last Words: Where Should You Go Tonight?

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You’re here! Oh my! You’ve just arrived, just returned, just landed or just woke up. You’ve seen that church or…

Humans Of Reykjavik: Haraldur Bogi

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Every issue, we will interview someone living in Reykjavík or just visiting the city, so as to share with you,…

TV Series “Trapped” Renewed For Another Season And Adds Two Great Writers

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According to RÚV, Iceland’s crime TV series Trapped (Ófærð) has been renewed for a second season and added Yrsa Sigurðardóttir and Margrét…

SOUP TUESDAY: Autumn Greens, Pea And Lovage Soup

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Yes, it’s here. Autumn. The Fall. The best season, aesthetically. It’s when everyone looks their best. Fall clothing is flattering…

Golf In The Westman Islands: Being Angry and Frustrated In A Beautiful Place

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“I’m going to tell you something, ok? What shot do you really think you can do? Do you think you’re…

Lunch Dish Of The Week: Ga-LAMB-orama At Apótek

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In Iceland, “I’ll meet you tomorrow” means anything from five days to a month. It’s a confusing and hopeless act…

Have A Picnic In Reykjavík

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“All good things…” mutters my friend after many of the late nights this summer, “…must come to an end.” If…

Let Them Eat Fish: Messinn, Matur og Drykkur and Icelandic Fish and Chips

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Believe it or not, fish restaurants are relatively new in Iceland. Cod was sold from Iceland to the rest of…

True Crime Iceland: The Hitchhiker Murder

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I was only planning to scare them. I placed one shot into the rifle, which I carried in one hand,…

Last Words: Why Can’t Icelanders Throw?

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Making a generalization about an entire population is usually frowned upon. It’s the tactic of demagogues, racists and men over…

VIDEO: XXX Rottweiler Hundar Release Video Before Secret Solstice

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XXX Rottweiler Hundar have released the new single and video “Negla.” The video was shot in one day as the…

There’s No Place Like Dome: Iceland’s 5 Billion Star Hotel

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I’ve always loved dome or bubble based movies: BioDome, Bubble Boy…or any movie involving a viral outbreak and subsequent quarantine….

*MUSIC VIDEO* Hey, Gísli Pálmi, What Does “RORO” Mean?

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Gísli Pálmi, or GP, has released a new song/music video. Deciphering Icelandic rap is difficult enough, but GP manages to…

THE SKYR CHRONICLES: Icelandic Poutine

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Many people describe Skyr as Icelandic “yogurt,” but it’s actually a cheese. Traditional Skyr is really high in protein, but…

Secret Solstice: He’s Bringing Radiohead To Iceland

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This year Iceland will host Radiohead, Deftones and Die Antwoord during the Secret Solstice Festival from June 16 – 19….

THE SKYR CHRONICLES: Spaghetti Skyr-fredo, Icealy or Itland?

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Many people describe Skyr as Icelandic “yogurt,” but it’s actually a cheese. Traditional Skyr is really high in protein, but…

THE SKYR CHRONICLES: Skyr Omelette, Power Breakfast

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Many people describe Skyr as Icelandic “yogurt,” but it’s actually a cheese. Traditional Skyr is really high in protein, but…

Prime Minister’s Wife NOT Planning Trip To Space

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The Prime Minister’s wife, Anna Sigurlaug Pálsdóttir, usually refered to as Anna Stella, loves being away from Iceland, both physically…

RECAP: What Did Iceland’s Prime Minister Do?

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You might have noticed that Iceland is in a bit of a political shit storm. Iceland’s Prime Minister, Sigmundur Davið…

Shark Population Grows By 400% Around Reynisfjara

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Many Icelanders have spent quite a bit of time on social media decrying the impending ecological collapse of the shark…

Prime Minister Awake After Seven Years Hypnotized

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Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson has been involved in multiple scandals and debates, with the most recent debates about health…

The World Premiere Of The Grapevine Beer!

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Beer is delicious. A beer brewed in partnership with Bryggjan Brugghús, Bjórakademían and The Reykjavík Grapevine – doubly so. This…

Crime, Sex And Milk: Talking “Trapped” With Ólafur Darri

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After hitting UK shores earlier this year in all its subtitled glory, Baltasar Kormákur’s Trapped (Ófærð) has quickly become the…

How To Write Iceland’s Most Popular TV Show, “Trapped.”

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Trapped (Ófærð) is an Icelandic crime television series that has aired in France (France 2), Germany (ZDF), Norway (NRK1), Great Britain…

Donald Trump Should Be President Of Iceland

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No thinking person could support Trump being the President of the United States–excluding extreme cynics or apocalyptic day-dreamers.  The United…

Soup Tuesday: Looney Toons Minestrone With Shaved Parmesan

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  In Iceland, Donald Duck is king. Apparently, it’s a Scandinavian thing. Despite this, the only shaped noodles I could…

The Base As A Bridge Built On Good Intentions

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In the 1940s, the most common way for a young man to see the world was to join the army….

The All-Seeing Eyes Of Ástþór Magnússon

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What should the President of a country be? Ástþór Magnússon is a peace activist, a politician, a businessman, and an…

What Is Folk Music, Högni?

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The first time Snorri Helgasson and Högni Egilsson worked together, they painted sheds for Reykjavík Energy in the hillsides of…

DIE ANTWOORD IS COMING TO ICELAND!

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The South African Rap and Rave group, Die Antwoord, is coming to Iceland for the Secret Solstice Music Festival. This…

First Páll Óskar, Now Eurovision And Hugleikur Dagsson, The Professional Triumphs Of Jono

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If you watched Iceland’s Eurovision Finals, you saw Greta Salóme chosen to represent Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest. The…

Sólon, And Thanks For All The Fish!

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Hrefna: We visited Sólon on a particularly ordinary Wednesday afternoon. The place felt familiar. Maybe because I pass it every…

Kitchen & Wine For A Good Ol’ Time

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Hrefna: I feel like Kitchen & Wine is the kind of place where I’ll be lunching on the regular once…

The Best Place In Iceland To Masturdate: Smáralind

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Masturdate (Ma-stir-date) noun: 1. To go on date by yourself; to be alone but still do activities normally associated with dates;…

Soup Tuesday: Nýrnabaunasúpa, Chilli & Bean Soup

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This was a happy accident. I was shopping in Bónus, looking for black beans. We were going to make a…

LAST CHANCE: You Can Paint Harpa From Your Computer

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I don’t know if you noticed, but Harpa has had some strange light displays on it lately. Halldór Eldjárn and his…

It’s Raining Men: Why The US Invading Iceland Will Be Better This Time

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In 1940, the British invaded Iceland, in an operation called “Operation Fork.” The British, followed by the Americans and Canadians,…

Soup Tuesday: Þýskasúpa, Just-Got-Back-From-Berlin Soup

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Germany had a brief love affair with Iceland in the 1930s…then they came here and checked it out. Germany is…

Can A Geneticist Save Iceland’s Healthcare?

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After weeks of treatment, targeted zapping of cancerous cells, and immune crushing medicine, you need verify the status of your…

Haggis Is Better Than Blóðmör: Scottish Week At Kex Hostel

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Yeah, I said it. It can’t be unsaid. Kex Hostel is having Scottish week, which is being celebrated the weekend…

RADIOHEAD IS COMING TO ICELAND!

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Secret Solstice Music Festival has just released that RADIOHEAD is coming to the festival, which takes place June 17 – 19,…

Soup Tuesday: Lötgrikkjasúpa, Lazy Greek Soup

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If you paid attention to the economic problems in Greece, you’ll notice all the comparisons that were made between Iceland…