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Airwaves Tipsters 2019: María Rut Reynisdóttir

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María Rut Reynisdóttir is the project manager of Reykjavík Music City, which seeks to promote the city’s music scene and…

New Wave DIY: Meet The Post-dreifing Music & Arts Collective

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In a bright sunlit living room lined with antique furniture and tchotchkes, a group of friends are gathered around a…

The Icelandic Writers On The Reykjavík International Literature Festival

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Iceland has long had a love affair with the literary arts. The tradition is born from the warrior poet Vikings,…

Ísafjörður Never Goes South: The award-winning Westfjords festival Aldrei Fór Ég Suður Is back

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Since 2004, April means one thing for the people of the Westfjords: the Aldrei Fór Ég Suður music festival. Named…

Happening In Reykjavík This Week: Our Event Picks!

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Spring may not quite have sprung as much as we had originally hoped, as the second coming of winter that…

Happening This Weekend: Our Picks!

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It’s been said that January is the Monday of the months. We don’t believe that though, as there are so…

The Grapevine Music Awards 2019: The Winners Are Here!

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One of the most common questions asked about Iceland—right up there alongside volcano stuff, the ‘incest app’ and the pissy…

Murder in Heaven: Nordic Noir and Icelandic Lit

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The third Iceland Noir festival will be held this year at the Iðnó theatre on November 15th to 18th. This…

Airwaves Saturday Super-Review: Blood Cults, Sick Bernds, JFDR-Waves, The Polo & Pan Revoltion

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Wow, Airwaves hit us like a whirlwind. What just happened? No seriously, what just happend. Read on, read on… 2…

Coldwave & Ketamine: Grapevine’s Airwaves Wednesday Super-Review

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THE AIRWAVES ARE AMONG US. From Peter André lookalikes to taut heartstrings, flowing colours, palace muses, ketamine vs. breakfast cereal,…

Airwaves Debutantes: What’s New And Who’s Who At Airwaves 2018 #3

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Welcome to part three of our Iceland Airwaves debutantes guide, where we introduce the freshest faces who are playing Airwaves…

Airwaves Debutantes: What’s New And Who’s Who At Airwaves 2018 #2

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Here’s part two of our guide to what’s new and who’s who at Iceland Airwaves 18. Make sure to get…

Cinematic Treasures: RIFF ’18 Focuses On Baltic Cinema

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The Reykjavík International Film Festival—or RIFF—offers film enthusiasts the chance to see the kind of independent films not often found…

Making Of An Artist: New Wave Cinema, Indie Rock And Art With Rakel Mjöll

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Rakel Mjöll Leifsdóttir (pictured above, middle) is the singer of the UK/Icelandic band Dream Wife, as well as being a…

Life In Pictures: Dragons, Deities, Morphoclogs

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There’s something strange going on outside Iðnó. A cluster of tall, black, bipedal reptiles stand with their backs to the…

Icelandic MP Outraged Over Topless Photo Shoot In Parliament

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A parliamentarian for the Centre Party is demanding answers regarding a photo shoot that took place in Parliament which featured…

Facebook Deletes Icelandic Artist’s Video Featuring Free Nipples

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Following their company policy against female nipples, Facebook recently deleted a video posted online in occasion of a Reykjavik Arts…

Dragons, Deities, Morphoclogs: Reykjavík Arts Festival’s Stellar Opening Day

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There’s something strange going on outside Iðnó. A cluster of tall, black, bipedal reptiles stand with their backs to the…

Reykjavík Arts Festival: Dragsúgur—A Gust Of Air, Or A Mobile Gallery?

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The Wind and Weather Window Gallery (WWWG) is an unconventional gallery located in the front window of the 105-year-old house…

Get Your Mind Blown: Reykjavík Arts Festival Picks

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Reykjavík Arts Festival is here once more to take over the city with openings, exhibitions, music, and all flavours of…

The Weekend Edit: Five Fun Things To Do In Reykjavík

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Congratulations: it’s payday today! What better way to celebrate than with a weekend out on the town? From this year’s…