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RVK Newscast 160: A Mysterious Explosion

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Welcome to RVK Newscast from The Reykjavík Grapevine. Editor-in-chief, Valur Grettisson (and his Chief Morale Officer, Pollý) are in Hvalfjörður…

New Book Shatters Myths Surrounding The Response To Iceland’s Financial Collapse

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A new book, Iceland’s Secret: The Untold Story of the World’s Biggest Con, provides an insider perspective into the investigations…

Edition Review: Wine & Dine In The Lap Of Luxury

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Few projects have been awaited with such bated breath as the opening of The Reykjavik Edition—and the wait has been…

Track By Track: An Intimate Journey with Axel Flóvent

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Axel Flóvent’s newest album, ‘You Stay By The Sea’, has been attracting a lot of international attention—and for a good…

Comedic Closure: Áramótaskaupið’s Enduring Success

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There is arguably nobody in Iceland more relieved that it’s 2022 than director Reynir Lyngdal. It’s early in the new…

Video Of The Year: Máni Sigfússon for Kælan Mikla’s “Hvítir Sandar”

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Kælan Mikla are a band with a very particular visual aesthetic, and it came as no surprise to the awards…

Artist Of The Year: Inspector Spacetime

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Inspector Spacetime materialise unexpectedly in the middle of the Grapevine Awards party, and tumble out of their time-travelling British phone…

One To Watch: Sucks To Be You, Nigel and Árný Margrét

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The grassroots in Iceland is lively in the time of COVID-19 and therefore, the panel couldn’t decide what to pick….

Album of the Year: Sóley & kef LAVÍK

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Album of the year: Mother Melancholia by Sóley ‘Mother Melancholia’ is a dark, deep exploration into the feeling of the…

You Should Have Heard This: Sunna Friðjóns

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Listening to Sunna Friðjóns’ new album, ‘Let the Light In’, is to be transported to another world. The mystically flowing…

Best of Guide: How About Veganuary?

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It’s sad but true: when a lot of people talk about “vegan food” or “vegan restaurants,” what they all too…

Gods of Iceland: PRAISE THE SUN

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Sól, goddess of the sun Strengths: Literally brings us the sun Weaknesses: Wolves Modern analogue: Beyoncé In many languages that…

Ask An Expert: What Is The Future Of Icelandic Language?

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Relative to the global population, Icelandic is spoken by only a handful of people. As English continues to prop up…

RVK Newscast 153: Omicron And Björk On The Big Screen

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Happy winter solstice! On the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, Reykjavík Grapevine editor-in-chief Valur Grettisson brings…

Nominations For The Person Of The Year 2021 Now Open

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Vísir announces that readers of the outlet and listeners of Bylgjan radio station now have the opportunity to nominate the…

Track By Track: ‘Kill The Moon’ By Kig & Husk

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Kig & Husk is comprised of music veterans Frank Hall from the band Ske and Höskuldur Ólafsson, who made international…

Get Your Read On: Christmas Books To Set The Mood

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If you want to understand the Icelandic Christmas tradition, here are the books you have to read. The Sad Old…

Grapevine New Music Picks: Gyða Valtýsdóttir, Fríd and Ægir

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This week we bring you soaring soundscapes, serene underseascapes and cyclical clickscapes. Grab some proper headphones or plug into some…

A Night Out With The Demons: Skrattar Is Keeping The Rockstar Lifestyle Alive

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We’ve all heard wild tales of rock bands’ raucous nights with groupies, drugs and wacky behaviour. However, it seems like…

On The Verge Of A Breakdown: The Delicate, Unsettling Works Of Guðný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir

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Layers of translucent white paper, cut into vaguely cloud-like shapes, lend different shades of cream to light grey due to…

Just Human Stories: ‘Hvunndagshetjur’ Tells The Tales Of Foreign Women In Iceland

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‘Hvunndagshetjur’ is a new film from Magnea Björk Valdimarsdóttir. It tells the tales of four people of foreign origin living…