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The Palestinian Entrepreneur Innovating Geothermal And Boosting Other Women

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GeoSilica founder Fida Abu Libdeh on paving the way and shattering ceilings Slowly but surely, Reykjavík is evolving into a…

Grapevine New Music: Nyrst, Magnús Jóhann, Ásgerður Júníusdóttir & More

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With every day that passes, we’re getting closer to the holidays. On Sunday, the second of advent is observed in…

Bringing It All Together

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How many projects do you have going at any one time? With business and life partners Þórey Björk Halldórsdóttir and…

Disappearing In Plain View: A Documentary Captures Glacial Decline

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In a State of Change provides much-needed food for thought “Sorry, that it made you feel sad,” says director Donal…

Rán Flygenring Never Stops Playing

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With a shiny new prize, a just-released book and many projects in the works, Rán Flygenring’s creative journey is just…

American Conglomerate Makes Takeover Bid For Marel

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Chicago, U.S., conglomerate John Bean Technologies Corporation (JBT) has made a takeover bid for Icelandic food processing company Marel, reports…

36 hours in Akureyri: Whipping Through The Capital Of The North

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Did you know that it was not until 1776 that the first residential house was built in Akureyri and in…

Breakfast Like A Queen In Reykjavík

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Move over brunch, breakfast is in town Contrary to popular belief, breakfast is a fairly modern concept of a meal….

Is It A Shop? Is It A Restaurant? It’s Nebraska

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Reykjavik’s newest restaurant is a combination of many good things It was evident in early social media posts about seemingly…

Grapevine Events: Palestine Solidarity Show, GusGus, Christmas Market Opening & So Much More

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Wow, what a week it’s been! The ongoing threat of an imminent eruption on the Reykjanes Peninsula and evacuation of…

Not Seeing Is Believing

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Exploring the past, present and future of Icelanders’ belief in the huldafólk Hidden people, also known as elves or Huldufólk,…

Bomba-stic Paellas And Much More

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La Barceloneta is a slice of Barcelona in the heart of Reykjavík If there has been one destination sought after…

Ahoy, Matey!

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Vestmannaeyjar is poised to be at the forefront of food as cultural heritage One of the highlights of 2022 was…

Ask An Expert: What Is Traditional Icelandic Music?

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We asked a folk musician for answers With Iceland Airwaves just behind us, it is nice to take a moment…

Sup, Sip and Skál!

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From foraged craft cocktails to shrimp heads, this Icelandic gastro-pub exemplifies joy in brevity When I first wrote about Hlemmur…

Regional Ambitions: The Hits and Misses at Gandhi Indian Restaurant & Bar

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The last time I reviewed Gandhi was in 2015. Back then they were tucked away in a basement overlooking Austurvöllur…

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…

Festival Fuel For Body And Soul

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The Grapevine’s picks for staying fed while running around town Unless this is your first Iceland Airwaves, you know the…

Iceland’s Most Productive Indie Band

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Local indie band Supersport! recounts their latest release, writing about houses, and facing an identity crisis A charming underground art-pop…

Inside Chef Gral’s Kitchen

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The secret ingredient is youth “Definitely slicing,” says Gauti Einarsson when I ask what skills are most important for a…

A Haven For All

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 On Rebecca’s animal farm it’s pet, laugh, repeat Grapevine’s dusty work car pulls over at Hólar farm, just 17 kilometres…