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Let’s Go Camping! Some Of Our Favourite Campsites

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Grapevine’s guide on where to pitch your tent this summer The season is here. Grab your sleeping bag, a tent…

Best Of Reykjavík Drinking 2022: Best Goddamn Bar

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It’s been two years of off-and-on single-or-double flip-cup-flip-flopping, but as of 2022, bars are officially back in action—and oh, how…

Best Of Reykjavík Drinking 2022: Best Place To End The Night

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It’s been two years of off-and-on single-or-double flip-cup-flip-flopping, but as of 2022, bars are officially back in action—and oh, how…

Grapevine Events: MIMRA, Your Flaws: The Musical, Gýða Valtýsdóttir, and art!

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MIMRA June 30th at 22:00 and July 1st at 20:00 – Hús Máls og menningar – 3,600 ISK Join the…

Food Review: The Greenhouse

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Hveragerði is an odd town, occupying a strange space in the hearts of elder millennials and Gen Xers. The town,…

Icelanders Break Travel Records

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Icelanders are shattering their international and domestic travel records, reports Visir. May was a record month for international departures for…

Iceland Documentary Film Festival Took Place At Akranes

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Iceland Documentary Film Festival took place in Akranes last weekend, on June 22-26. The First Lady of Iceland, Eliza Reid,…

Reykjanesbær Dance Group Wins World Championship

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A group of young dancers from the dance school DansKompaní in Reykjanesbær just won a gold medal at the Dance…

Labour, Management & Central Bank Square Off Over Inflation–And How To Stop It

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There is no disputing that Iceland’s inflation rate has been steadily rising–from 4.3% in July 2021 to 7.6% in April…

Grapevine New Music Picks: Ólafur Arnalds, Krassasig, and Ari Árelíus

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What is National Day without music from nationals, am I right? Hit that play button and celebrate everything this country…

Best Of Reykjavík Dining 2022: Best Sushi

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

Iceland’s Post Office Aims To ‘Go Green’ By 2025

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Iceland’s Post Office Pósturinn is collaborating with the company VETNIS to investigate using hydrogen for trucks on longer routes where…

Beluga Whales To Move To Klettsvík Bay Shortly

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Beluga whales Little White and Little Grey, who are now based at the Sea Life Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary in…

Great Moments In Icelandic History: The Smurf Porn Incident

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It was on a cold day in January 1992 when an unsuspecting mother rented the newest Smurf Movie for her…

Grapevine New Music Picks: LadieLex, Svala and Love Guru & N3dek

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Another sunny Friday?! What have we done to deserve such riches? Get out there and enjoy it and take these…

Islands Of Wonder: Winning The Weather Lottery In Vestmannaeyjar

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No matter what the gods have thrown at the Westman Islands (known locally as Vestmannaeyjar)—eruptions, turbulent history, harsh living conditions—it…

Ask An Expert: Why Isn’t Glass Recycled In Iceland?

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The majority of apartment buildings in Reykjavík only have trash bins for mixed waste, plastic, and paper. “Where do wine…

“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…

Event Picks: Gigs & The Colour Run

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A lot is going on in town over the next few days, from intimate concerts to a colour run you…

The Equaliser: Haraldur Þorleifsson On Power, Misinformation, And Leveling The Playing Field

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Haraldur Ingi Þorleifsson wears many hats. While ostensibly an entrepreneur and businessman who founded the creative technology services company Ueno…

Track By Track: Melodramatic With Heidrunna

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Heiðrún Anna Björnsdóttir became quite famous with the Icelandic band Cigarette in the mid-90s, which took the music scene by…