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White Hill Tattoo Is Here With A Fringe Pop-Up Parlour

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Oh, you thought just because there’s not much international travel right now that Reykjavík Fringe Festival would be cancelled? WRONG! It’s back…

Icelandic Eurovision Fans Enjoy Will Ferrell Movie

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The new Eurovision film starring Will Ferrell has been well-received by Icelandic fans of the European song competition, RÚV reports….

That’s Some Good F”#$% Weather: Your Reykjavík Sunny Day Guide

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When you’ve lived in Reykjavík long enough, you learn that the moment the sun comes out and the temperature goes…

COVID-19 Press Conference: Restrictions To Continue, Border Situation Still Uncertain

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The planned further easing of social gathering restrictions, originally slated for July 13th, will be postponed in light of a…

Travelers From USA Most Likely Won’t Be Admitted To Iceland Right Away

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Minister of Justice Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir has said that travelers from the USA are unlikely to be admitted into Iceland…

Iceland Welcomes You Again: These Doors Are Gonna Swing Wide!

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It’s official: nationals from Schengen Area are now allowed to enter Iceland. And, as of July 1st, nationals from outside…

The Grapevine Bookclub: Sperm Banks And Erotic Sheep

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Driving the Ring Road means a lot of downtime in the car. Pick up one of these books to enrich…

The Reykjavík Grapevine Design Awards 2020

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Times like these call for creative thinking and the ability to adapt—two qualities arguably best found in the design community….

New World, New Ways – DesignMarch Adapts To The COVID-19 Era

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As Iceland steps into the post-coronavirus sunlight (fingers tightly crossed), Reykjavík’s design community is frantically preparing for DesignMarch, or as…

Nothing So Serious: Sigurður Anton Friðþjófsson Talks About ‘Mentor’

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Director Sigurður Anton Friðþjófsson, who goes by Toni—a play on his middle name—is known for his comedic works that play…

Geysir Protected On Icelandic National Day

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Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson signed a decree protecting Geysir in Haukadalur on the 17th…

Thousands Of Poles On Electoral Roll

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More than 3,000 Polish people living in Iceland have been registered on the electoral roll for presidential elections in Poland….

Airwaves Is Officially On, Daði Freyr To Play

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Iceland Airwaves, the world renowned music festival that puts new and fringe artists in the limelight, is officially set to…

Iceland’s Goðafoss Waterfall Granted Protected Status

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Goðafoss, one of Iceland’s best-loved waterfalls, has been granted protected status by the Environmental Ministry. The waterfall’s new protected status…

Rolling Around Iceland: Three Friends With Electric Scooters Take On Route 1

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1,332 kilometres. 14 days. 3 middle-aged friends on electric scooters. The Rocking Rollettes – Rannveig Grettarsdóttir, Bjarney (Eyja) Ludviksdóttir and…

Travelling To Iceland From June 15th? Here’s What You Need To Know

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If you’re in the enviable position of possessing a plane ticket to Iceland from June 15th there’s a couple of…

Iceland’s Only Michelin Star Restaurant Dill Reduces Services Due To COVID-19

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Iceland’s only Michelin star restaurant Dill has struggled to cope with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, but is continuing…

Gramming The Joy: Documenting The Pandemic Through A Positive Lens

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Two artists—an illustrator and a photographer—have chosen to see the glass as half-full. The duo has taken to Instagram to…

Well, You Asked: If All Else Fails, Do Meth!

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Send us your previously-unsolvable quandaries and get enlightened by poor journalists totally banking on writing a hit novel to pay…

Growing Pains: Special-K Discusses Her New Intimate EP ‘LUnatic thirST’

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Special-K soars to new realms of musical, lyrical and emotional maturity in her latest avant-garde pop offering, ‘LUnatic thirST’. As…

Best Of Reykjavík Activities 2020: Best Pool

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So, you finally checked one off the bucket list and arrived in Iceland. Velkomin! But what now? Reykjavík is bustling…