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What’s New & Who’s Who At Airwaves, #8: The Final Part

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OMG we did it! It’s time for part seven of our monolithic guide to 48 local bands playing the festival…

What’s New & Who’s Who At Airwaves, #7: Acid, Phlegm, Xanax

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Airwaves is almost here, so it’s homework time. It’s time for part seven of our monolithic guide to 48 local…

The Poetry Of Life: Ásta Fanney Soundtracks Íó

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It’s a stormy Tuesday night when I meet artist Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir in the dark hall of Hótel Holt. Desperate…

Back On Track: Ásgeir Prepares For Airwaves

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Finding a moment to talk to musician and songwriter Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson, aka Ásgeir, is not easy. After the success…

Helena Aðalsteinsdóttir: On Time, Space And The Memory Of Energy

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In art as in life there are things you get and things that you just can’t place. You have things…

What’s New & Who’s Who At Iceland Airwaves 2017, Part Two

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Iceland Airwaves is an annual state-of-the-union for Icelandic music. As well as being a who’s-who of better-known acts, it’s also…

Of Black Sands And Fiery Glaciers: Getting Lost In Skaftafell

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For all the beautiful waterfalls and breathtaking landscapes Iceland has to offer, sometimes driving through flat wastes of sand and…

The Resonance Of Things: A Thousand Tongues Comes To Reykjavík

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Having the chance to see a beautiful mind at work is not something that happens often. I’m not merely talking…

City Guide: Reykjavík’s Best Pizza

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Most visitors to Iceland understandably want to try some traditional Icelandic cuisine, which is mostly centred around lamb and fish…

On The Edge Of The World: Hiking The Svínafellsjökull Glacier

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We went with Icelandic Mountain Guides to Skaftafell for walking and climbing on a gorgeous day. They offer all kinds…

Art, Rain & Summertime: The Listasumar Festival Of Akureyri

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With her playful pixie cut and crystalline laugh, project manager for culture and events at AAkureyri Cultural and Marketing Office,…

New In Town: Hyalin French Deli

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With its signature dark blue walls and precisely stacked shelves, HYALIN is a shop made of dreams. From amber-coloured honey…

Word Of The Issue: Brúðkaup

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Words often give us insight on past traditions. “Brúðkaup,” for instance, the Icelandic word for “wedding,” refers to the old…

Summer In Mývatn And How I Found Out I Enjoy Bird-Watching

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“Great weather today,” exclaims Jakob. “It’s a perfect day for bird-watching!” It’s barely ten on a Saturday morning, and he’s…

The Robots Are Coming For The Elderly

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It wasn’t long ago that humans were dreaming of a new millennium where life would be entirely supported by robots….

Shrug Away The Stale Winter Torpor…

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And celebrate creativity at DesignMarch 2014There is something incredibly alluring about the month of March: sometimes it’s the fresh and…