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Best Of Reykjavík Dining 2022: Best Coffeehouse

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They say that adversity breeds creativity; that adage has certainly held true for Reykjavík restaurants. When we first started to…

“Piercing Crawl”: Our Picks For Piercings In Reykjavík

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Piercing has been practised around the globe for centuries, and the general public’s opinion has often been controversial. However you…

Gullveig/Heiður: The Beginning Of The End Of The World

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Strength: Can’t die, a talented but evil witch…we think? Weakness: The first person in the world to be killed, which…

Best Of Reykjavík Shopping 2021: Best Record Store

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We at the Grapevine couldn’t be more excited about the future of Icelandic design. It seems that every year the…

Lost In Google Translation: The War Planet Cometh

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On the evening of July 2nd, 2021, skies darkened across southwest Iceland. A loud crack reverberated through the sky, shaking…

DesignM(ay)arch Day #3: The Full Schedule & Our Picks!

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DesignMarch day three has arrived! And with it, a plethora of great exhibitions, events and more. Here’s the schedule and…

Finally, DesignM(ay)arch! Here’s Our Picks For The DesignMarch 2021 Festival

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After delays due to some sort of world event, the 13th iteration of DesignM(ay)arch has finally arrived! And with over…

The Reykjavík Tattoo Guide a.k.a. Where To Get Your Grapevine Tattoo

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The last few years have seen a boom of tattoo parlours around Reykjavík. In fact, there’s now so many that…

Rifts, Rain And Rebirth: Up Close And (Very) Personal With The Þríhnúkagígur Volcano

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Childhood adventure books led me to believe that descending into a volcano would be a far more frequent occurrence than…

Lupines To Be Used For Food And Agriculture At The University Of Iceland

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Few other plants divide opinions in Iceland quite as much as the lupine, Fréttablaðið reports. The flower in question, native…

Exploring The South: Herstory And Day Drinking With Ladies In Film

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While rushing looking for bus stop #6 I hoped to find a group of women that, like me, were arriving…

Follow Iceland’s Volcanic Activity In Real Time

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Geology nerds and the simply curious alike can now monitor 32 of Iceland’s volcanoes—most of them still active—in real time….

The Magic Happens When You’re Playing: The Rise Of Ágústa Eva

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“As I’m getting older, with more experience from life, I’m also getting more passionate about changing the world for the…

Iceland Airwaves Reveals Their Full Line-Up

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Listen up, fellow music nerds: Iceland Airwaves is right around the corner. From November 6 to November 9, you can…

Nerds Of EVE Online Lose Minds Over Change In Chat Function

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Remember in the first season of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ when the Vulcans gained the ability to fly undetected by comms…

Nerds Of EVE Online Decimated By NPC Drifters

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Last week, the nerds of the MMORPG EVE Online were shocked by a surprise attack—no, not of heart disease from…

War Of The Nerds: Iceland Has Belugas In The House!

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So, Iceland has belugas now. We endeavoured to fly them over from China in the middle of June and they…

War Of The Nerds: The Odd Battle Of The Roundabouts

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Let’s just be honest about it: roundabouts are nightmarish and confusing structures. It’s like a saddening metaphor for the pointless…

War Of The Nerds: In Eve Online, A Betrayal

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Can you put a price on friendship? Eve Online player Samantha Myth did. On a whim, he spent 16 months…

Downtown Reykjavik Streets Pedestrian-And-Bicycle Only From Now Until October

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For the eighth year running, several downtown streets will, in whole or in part, be closed to car traffic through…

Palestinian Group Urges Hatari To Withdraw From Eurovision

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The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) is urging Hatari to withdraw from Eurovision in…