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The Town That Nature Closed

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Exploring the impact of ongoing volcanic activity on Grindavík and its displaced residents To live in Iceland is to be…

Grapevine New Music: Spacestation, Biggi Maus, Gróa & More

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With a new issue out on the streets today, writer Elías Þórsson examines the human effects of the ongoing eruptions…

A Summer To Remember

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Rakel Andrésdóttir’s animated film wins the brand-new award for short films at Skjaldborg The screening room at Skjaldborgarbíó in Patreksfjörður…

Do You Truly Love Sátan?

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Iceland’s newest metal festival features a legendary comeback   From June 6-8, the town of Stykkishólmur on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula…

Track By Track: The Radio Won’t Let Me Sleep By Önnu Jónu Son

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Önnu Jónu Son hits top marks with his debut The Radio Won’t Let Me Sleep Haraldur Þorleifsson is a man…

Charged For Adventure

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“Hey, Tesla, take me to the Westfjords.” There are two types of people — those who love camping and those…

Art For Every Body: Listahátið í Reykjavík returns with an eye on accessibility and inclusivity

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In the 54 years since its inception, Listahátið í Reykjavík (the Reykjavík Arts Festiva) has gone from being the gateway…

Grapevine New Music Picks: Birnir & Bríet, Gugusar, Sideproject & More

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Can you imagine that after this weekend Iceland will have its next president? It seems like yesterday when outgoing president…

Grapevine Events: HAM, Viibra Release Show, Art Book Fair & New Hot Happenings Episode

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Things truly get heated up on this week’s edition of Hot Happenings, as we have an absolutely fire discussion with…

The Flute In The Power Of Seven

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Flute Septet Viibra Push Boundaries On Their Debut Album Harnessing the power of the flute, Viibra is one of Iceland’s…

It’s Time To Shake The World: Inside the Free Palestine Movement in Iceland

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“The whole world knows we have been under occupation for more than 70 years — after a few days will…

Illusions Of Pleasure

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Director Sigurður Anton Friðþjófsson has already four features up his sleeve — now his latest title is on the big…

Grapevine Events: KLÚRÓVISION, Lightsaber Class & More

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In our Hot Happenings episode of 66 Degrees of Sound this week, co-hosts Jói and Rex welcomed a special guest…

Chasing Birds In The Snow

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In Flateyri, birdwatching is done a bit differently  It’s Easter break and I see photos of friends around the world…

Keflavík Airport Strikes Cancelled

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Labour negotiations between Keflavík Airport employees and Isavia were suspended on Monday night, May 6, following a ten-hour meeting between…

Venturing Into The Suburban Abyss

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Dipping into Dalslaug Growing up in a suburb of Reykjavík, I was always extremely grateful for the times I got…

66 Degrees of Sound: Saturday Morning Mix #2 — Monday Mix-Up Edition

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Oh no we messed up! “We” being Rex’s internet in their new place, as moving and technology didn’t go hand…

The Advent Of Skál 2.0: New Digs For The Beloved Eatery

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Change is afoot as Reykjavik’s beloved casual eatery moves out of Hlemmur Mathöll It is no secret now that Skál…

Do Shit: Making Sense Of Recycling In Reykjavík

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The Útlendingur’s ongoing guide to getting shit done For 14 years living in Reykjavík, I found myself lamenting the lack…

Ten Years Of Hafnarfjörður’s HEIMA Music Festival

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Hafnarfjörður residents turn living rooms into music venues on April 24 I remember one spring day in 2023 when a…

Grapevine Events: Icelandic Sorcery Festival, Drag Expanded & So Much More

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Ahead of Record Store Day on April 20, Grapevine’s journalists Jóhannes Bjarkason and Rex Beckett discussed the hottest happenings in…