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Isolated Iceland: The Splendid Solitude Of The North

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Northern Iceland—where landscape, sea and sky converge just south of the Arctic Circle—is as far north as many of us…

Ask An Expert: Why Is Pornography Illegal In Iceland?

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With all the talk recently surrounding OnlyFans, we wondered—isn’t making pornography supposedly illegal in Iceland? To learn more, we sat…

Your Friendly Neighbourhood Power Paladin: Iceland’s Power Metal Band Is Here To Have Fun

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Character class: Paladin (c. 8th century AD) A sect of knights in Emperor Charlemagne’s court. Crusaders, who nobly and valiantly…

Grapevine Playlist: Tómas Welding, Ægir, Aron Can, Countess Malaise & More!

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We’re sorry about the lack of TS10 yesterday, but hopefully these tracks can make up for it. Tómas Welding –…

Grapevine Playlist: BSÍ, Lord Pusswhip, Pale Moon, Blankiflúr & More!

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Happy summer! You know what goes great with summer? Music! Also vaccines! Pale Moon – Parachutes Just in time for…

Heiðlóan Has Been Voted Bird Of The Year 2021

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Heiðlóan (pluvialis apricaria, or the European golden plover) is the winner of the election for the title Bird of the…

Plokk Dagurinn – Be Part Of The Solution, Not The Pollution.

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Do you hate trash? Are you tired of garbage cluttering up beaches and other natural wonders? Want to make a…

Ask An Expert: How Does One Celebrate Shabbat In The Midnight Sun?

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If you celebrate a weekly holiday that’s set to begin at sundown and end at nightfall, how do you do…

Decrease To Maximum Speeds On More Streets In Reykjavík

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There are plans to increase the number of streets in the city with a 30kph speed limit, RÚV reports. The…

The Generation Shaping Icelandic Fantasy

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It’s a brutal truth, but as a whole, most Icelandic writers have two relatively boring characteristics in common. First, they…

The Culmination Of Aeons Of Serendipity: Flying To Geldingadalur, Iceland’s Newest Eruption (feat. Plato)

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We really don’t stand a chance, do we? With calm surrender to my fate, these were the words that entered…

The Dawn Of Eydís Evensen: Presenting A Composer And A Whirlwind Emotional Journey

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From the northern Icelandic town of Blönduós emerged 27-year-old composer Eydís Evensen, who burst onto the scene this December with…

Track By Track: ‘Hvítir Hrafnar’ By dady

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dady—formerly Dadykewl—has been on a three-year hiatus since his last effort ‘Klámstjarna’. But thankfully, Iceland’s resident lovestruck, sullen, smooth af…

Tales Of A Michigan Boy: The Open Book Of John Grant

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“I suppose I never really tire of going back over my life, and trying to figure out what the fuck…

Cocoa Puffs And Lucky Charms Won’t Be Sold In Iceland Anymore

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The breakfast cereals Cocoa Puffs and Lucky Charms will soon no longer be available on the Icelandic market, RÚV reports….

Iceland Officially Recognises Judaism As A Religious Organisation Within The Country

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Iceland’s Jewish community is now in the final stage of being recognised as an official religious group; the sole remaining…

Hildur Guðnadóttir Wins Grammy for Joker

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Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir won a Recording Academy Grammy Award yesterday for her soundtrack to Joker, which she accepted over…

Iceland Levels Up! The Dawn Of An eSports Era In Iceland

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Whether we wanted it or not, eSports is on the rise. Across the world, tournaments pack stadiums while players win…

From Reykjavík To Rainy-Vík: A Stormy South Coast Trip

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We had a great plan for this month’s travel feature: a road trip along the south coast of Iceland, a…

Seismic Roundup: Chance Of Eruption Increases, Grindavík Residents Fed Up

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While last night was a fairly calm one in Reykjanes, seismically speaking, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 struck…

‘Yes, a falling tree makes a sound (and it has a lot to say)’ Serves Up Feminist Queer Insect AI Fantasies

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Imagine a utopian world where gender roles are inconceivable, alien life forms live among us, interplanetary travel is dirt cheap…