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Water and Blood: The Icelandic Love Corporation’s Oracular New Work

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Water and Blood, the Icelandic Love Corporation’s (ILC) video-installation in the National Gallery of Iceland is inspired by the life…

Icelandic Chef Team Takes The Gold In Culinary Olympics Again

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The Icelandic National Team for the 2020 Culinary Olympics has won not one but two gold medals at the competition,…

A Winning Heart: Larissa Kyzer Wins Award For Her Translation Of Kristín Eiríksdóttir’s ‘A Fist Or A Heart’

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“It was a real honour to work on ‘A Fist or a Heart,’” beams Larissa Kyzer, English-language translator of Kristín…

Quite Mexican: The Wonder Vessel Of MB Taqueria

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The taco lovers of Iceland have been riding a rollercoaster of emotions over the past 10 years as they’ve gone…

Horror-Scopes: Oh, You’re A YouTaurus Now? Coooool…

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In HorrorScopes, the Grapevine’s dedicated team of amateur vlogger astrologists break down your upcoming weeks based on shit like featured…

Natural Skincare And Relaxation in the Blue Lagoon

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The Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland’s best-known attractions. Located on the Reykjanes Peninsula, it is just a short drive…

Why All The Awards For Hildur’s Film Scores Should Be No Surprise

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Hildur Guðnadóttir has made history by being the first Icelander to win an Oscar, and the first solo woman to…

Hildur Guðnadóttir Wins Oscar For Best Original Score

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Hildur Guðnadóttir took home the Oscar for best original score for ‘Joker’. She is the first solo woman to take…

Breaking Down Hatari: Iceland’s Most Famous Trio Unmasked

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From their early years as the dystopic darlings of the underground Reykjavík scene to their 2019 media takeover at the…

Sandstone And Reverence: The Ancient Caves Of Hella

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The caves of Hella are a wonder to behold. Nobody knows for sure how old they are, but many historians…

Free Buses On Museum Night

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Free buses! As part of the annual festival of lights, Free Museum Night is tonight. If you’re wondering how to…

First Impressions: Alcohol

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In this episode, Ines and Sam talk about the wonders of alcohol in Iceland. They go in depth about the…

Cold But Sunny And No Wind – A Good Weekend For You To Finally Leave Your Couch

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Do not fear, the weekend is almost here and with it, the pleasant weather keeps on. The rest of the…

Bíó Paradís Is Closing

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Reykjavík independent theatre and cultural institution Bíó Paradís will be closing as soon as three months from now, RÚV reports….

Hildur Guðnadóttir Wins Grammy Award

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Composer Hildur Guðnadóttir has secured another momentous win, taking home a Grammy award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media…

The Tuna Festival Is Here

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Sashimi and sushi lovers, rejoice. Your time has arrived. Sushi Social has announced that their Tuna Festival has begun. From…

Hidden Caves In Hella Now Open To Public

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As of January 18th, 2020, four of the twelve man-made caves in Hella are now open to the public. The…

Meet Vicki, The Winner Of The Grapemas Helicopter Ride And Our Grapevine Reader Of The Month!

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Now, as the last Christmas lights are being hacked down from light posts and the Yule Lads are entering hibernation,…

The Grapevine Music Awards 2020: The Winners Are Here!

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The Grapevine Music Awards 2020 is here! As is tradition, we at the Grapevine once again convened a panel of…

Soaking In Love: A Relaxing Time In The Húsafell Canyon Baths

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Standing in a heated, pine-panelled room, putting off changing into my swimsuit to bathe in the Húsafell outdoor hotpot Giljaböð,…

Reading Too Much Into The Icelandic Book Prize Nominees

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It’s that time of the year, when writers and scholars fight to the death—in the poetic sense, of course. Yes,…