Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Photos by
Art Bicnick

Published January 2, 2017

Quite a lot of people were happy to see 2016 depart, and to ring on the promise of a new year, Icelanders did what they usually do: blow up fireworks by the hundreds of tonnes.

Here is a sample of the celebrations as they unfolded in Reykjavík. From all of us at Grapevine, we wish you all the best that 2017 will have to offer.


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First Lambs Of Spring Arrive

First Lambs Of Spring Arrive

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A collective welcome to the first lambs born in Iceland this spring. The two little floofy black ram lambs were

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Silicon Plant Denies Pollution, No One Buying It

Silicon Plant Denies Pollution, No One Buying It

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The Environment Agency of Iceland has rejected a statement from United Silicon suggesting that the high levels of arsenic in

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Reykjavík of Yore: Laugardalshöllin

Reykjavík of Yore: Laugardalshöllin

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Laugardalshöllin was Iceland’s largest gymnasium for decades. The house was designed by Gísli Halldórsson and Skarphéðinn Jóhannesson, and its construction

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Music Picks: Auður Meets Jason Mraz

Music Picks: Auður Meets Jason Mraz

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Ketamine, Chicken, and Butter Shades of Reykjavík / Hrnnr & Smjorvi Saturday – April 1 – 22:00 – Hvíti Riddarinn

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Funds Secured For Children’s Addiction Treatment Facility

Funds Secured For Children’s Addiction Treatment Facility

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Iceland’s Minister of Social Affairs and Equality has secured 500 million ISK to the construction of a substance abuse treatment facility

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Municipal Council Want To Shut Down Polluting Silicon Plant

Municipal Council Want To Shut Down Polluting Silicon Plant

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The Municipal Council of Reykjanesbær want the United Silicon plant to shut down immediately as arsenic levels in the air

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