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Crew Members Arrested Suspected Of Capsizing Boat

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The captain and first mate of the cargo ship Longdawn were arrested following the capsize of a small fishing vessel…

One Man’s Passion Project

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After shredding snow and ripping pipes worldwide, Eiki Helgason brings the joy of skateboarding back home to Akureyri Eiríkur Helgason,…

From The Office To The Dance Floor

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Kolbrún Birna Hallgrímsdóttir Bachmann combines a routine 9-to-5 with a DJ career “We wanted to hear more women in music…

The Unlikely Perfumer

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Meet an American immigrant who followed his nose toward the scents of Iceland “I worked as a software developer until…

If You’re Looking For A Reason To Go North

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The joke that became Iceland’s coolest festival has a monster 20 year anniversary For 20 years, the place to be…

Zen In The Trees

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 Iceland doesn’t have a lot of forest, but there’s a hidden gem in at least one of them Akureyri is…

Majority Against Strong Alcohol In Grocery Stores

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New polling from Maskína suggests that 58% of Icelanders are against allowing the sale of strong alcohol in supermarkets. On…

Grapevine Events: Happy Beer Day

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Three words: Happy Beer Day! Go get yourself a pint and celebrate having the choice to drink it. It wasn’t…

Iryna’s Saturday Night Iceland Airwaves Diary: Pockets Full Of Beer, Eyes Full Of Tears

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My final day of Airwaves this year starts very early – with four gigs by up-and-coming musicians down in the…

Iryna’s Thursday Night Iceland Airwaves Diary: The One Where I See Them All

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My first night of the official Iceland Airwaves program this year starts with me being confused.  I wanted to begin…

Globetrotting Menus At Hosiló

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Icelandic nonchalance and delicious chaos ensues at this weekly-menu driven restaurant It is often said that adversity breeds creativity. Creative…

Bound By All Things Kinky

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Exploring BDSM in Iceland and how it fits into the larger queer community What is BDSM? Typically considered sexual preferences…

It’s A Disinfectant, I Swear!

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The Grapevine answers your most pressing questions The first time that I visited Iceland more than 40 years ago beer…

An Experimental Birthday Gift

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Skelkur Í Bringu breaks from hibernation Welcome back to the filthiest interview column in Iceland. In this issue, we went…

If This Barn’s A-Rockin’, Please Do Come A-Knockin’

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The Eyvindartunga country venue keeps creativity alive When Stephanie Langridge left her life as an arts publicist behind in Australia…

Best Of Reykjavík 2023: Best Bar to Start the Night

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Best Bar to Start the Night 12 Tónar Skólavörðustígur 15, 101 Reykjavík 12 Tónar brings the concept of the duality…

Best Of Reykjavík 2023: Best Bar to End the Night

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Best Bar to End the Night Kiki Queer Bar Laugavegur 22, 101 Reykjavík No need to debate this one. Kiki…

Smell, swirl, sip and skál! The Reykjavík wine scene has never been livelier!

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For much of the 20th century it was unpatriotic and illegal to drink beer. When full prohibition became law over…

The Rocky Foundation of Law and Order

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Travel doesn’t have to entail hitting the road, hopping on a plane or lacing up your hiking boots to trek…

Grapevine Events: Food and Fun, Stelpur Rokka And The Mask

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Two months down. Ten more to go. It’s the first week of a new month and you don’t know where…

The Hits and Misses of Dining in 2022

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When I first started to think about what my annual end of the year food retrospective would look like for…