this day in icelandic history — The Reykjavik Grapevine %

Grapevine Events: Wasteland Iceland, Krossfest I, Kraftgalli & More

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The volcano is almost dead, the weekend is here and it seems like there’s a lot going on: gigs, exhibitions,…

OMG It’s The 2024 Reykjavík Grapevine Music Awards

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Celebrating the best that the local music scene offered And just like that, 2023 has come and gone. It was…

Grapevine Events: French Film Festival, Japan Festival And More

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It’s that time of the year again. You’ve been eating too much for a month now, you haven’t given up…

So, What Happens Now? Perspectives On The Future Of The Reykjanes Peninsula

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The Earth rumbled again on the morning of January 3, strong enough to jostle my little home in 101 Reykjavík…

Grapevine Events: LOTR Marathon, New Year’s Race, FLOTT Release Party And So Much More

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Did you get through the holidays okay? Were you gifted a piece of clothing so that the Yule Cat wouldn’t…

Grapevine Events: Reykjavík Peace Walk, Gigs & So Much More

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We know that right now all you can think of is finishing all your deadlines and going on last-minute Christmas…

Grapevine Events: Mengi 10th Anniversary, Bríet & So Much More

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Few more meltdowns until the end of December and we’re done with 2023! This year was many things, but it…

How (And Why) To Start Collecting Art

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Art without a splurge: a myth or reality If you’re currently navigating a rental market crisis, while trying to keep…

Ask An Expert: Why do Icelanders Honour The Dead on Christmas?

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We turned to a historian and a cemetery curator for answers If you’ve ever spent the holiday season in Iceland…

Grapevine Events: Christmas Markets & So Much More

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As we hit December 1 on the calenders tomorrow and this year’s Jólatré is being put up in Austurvöllur right…

Grapevine Events: Kaffibarinn Turns 30, Upprásin & So Much More

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Even though we’ve said goodbye to Iceland Airwaves until next year, we’ve got a whole bunch of music events lined…

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….

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,…

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…

Grapevine Events: Gigs, Films, Exhibitions & More

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We don’t know about you, but last weekend was a busy one for us – hitting every Iceland Airwaves venue…

Grapevine Events: Halloween, Mánakvöld, Iceland Airwaves & Much More

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The dark season is here and if you’re stuck somewhere between seasonal depression and chronic burnout and your Halloween costume…

A Smooth Rendition Of Taking Responsibility

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A reflection on the resignation of Bjarni Benediktsson On the morning of October 10, Minister of Finance Bjarni Benediktsson held…

Grapevine New Music: Hipsumhaps, Jelena Ciric, Benni Hemm Hemm & More

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It was 15 years ago today, that the Icelandic economy officially crashed, much to the dismay of – well –…

Grapevine Events: Flesh Machine, Anna Þorvaldsdóttir & So Much More

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We have entered the tenth month of 2023 and it’s time to embrace the shorter days and sudden weather changes*….

Diving In With Ármann

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In a country that boasts 180 pools, there exist only two water polo clubs with just 40 active players. To…