Where Was It Shot: ‘Noah’

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“Russell Crowe ate here while filming in Iceland,” I gawk at my friend over a steaming pile of pad Thai….

Reader’s Letter: “Help Womans To Make Love”

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Hello, I’m Flo from Romania. I’m looking for dating and job in Iceland. I remember one article when it says…

Ask An Astronomer: Do The Clocks Change In Iceland

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The short answer is no. Here’s Dr Þorsteinn Sæmundsson from Almanak Háskóla Íslands (University of Iceland Almanac) with the long…

Back To Basics: Crafting An Eco-Village, 45km From Reykjavík

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A hand-painted sign marks the entrance to a brand new festival in a town you’ve probably never heard of. Instead…

Sacred Sweat: A Near Trip To The Sacred Seed Sweat Lodge

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“The most important thing is to treat the ritual with respect,” explains Laila, ceremony leader of the sweat lodge at…

Salmon, Sashimi And Skuggi The Dog: A Night On An Island In Iceland

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Just an hour’s drive from our beloved capital lies the tiny island Traustholtshólmi, population: 1. As I stand at the…

Hannesarholt: The Historic Home Of Iceland’s First Minister Of State

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It’s the lunchtime rush. Locals and tourists flood Laugavegur like wildebeests to a watering hole–but I know something they don’t….

New In Town: Bao Bun

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It’s a-bao time Chinese street food arrived in Reykjavík. Parked outside Skúli Craft Bar, the Bao Bun food truck offers…

Where Was It Shot: Bon Iver “Holocene”

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Let’s take a break from second-rate films to explore the world of music videos. This time it’s king of indie-folk…

Word Of The Issue: Farfuglaheimili

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Iceland may be on everyone’s bucket list, but did you know that it’s also a firm favourite with migratory birds?…

A New Hope: Meet The Women Fighting Domestic Violence

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Iceland: a utopia for women, forged by equality. In recent years, international surveys have consistently named the country as the…

Ask An Expert: Can I Have A Pet Snake?

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If you’re some sort of snake-man hybrid looking to emigrate to Iceland, we’re afraid it’s bad news. In this country,…

Ask A Limnologist: Are There Any Mosquitoes In Iceland?

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Professor Gísli Már Gíslason, Professor of Limnology (the study of lakes and fresh water) at the University of Iceland, explains:…

Times Capsule: Hannesarholt

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There’s nothing special about Hannesarholt, a 19th century building hidden in the heart of Reykjavík. At least, not from the…

Moss, Memes And Bodily Fluids: Tourists Let Loose In Iceland

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Earlier this month, international press reported that tourists allegedly carved “SEND NUDES” into moss-covered hills in the south of Iceland….

The Wonder Of The Westfjords: One of Iceland’s Best Kept Secrets

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Three hundred and twenty-one kilometres northwest of Reykjavík lies Látrabjarg, the westernmost point of Europe, and arguably Iceland’s best kept…

Giant Beer Keg Could Break Record For World’s Biggest

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Hipsters rejoice! A giant 12 metre beer keg brimming with 50 different craft beers on 78 different tabs has “safely”…

Scratching The Twitch: Birdwatching In Iceland

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At 8am, two men arrived at my door dressed in utility trousers and plaid shirts. Friends for over seventeen years,…

Last Item I Bought: Andri Már Sigurðsson

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Guys, we’re curious about your shopping habits. So don’t be surprised if we one day hunt you down the street…

Cabin Fever: A Guide To Iceland’s Smaller Spaces

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I have always been fascinated by small spaces. I grew up in a concrete jungle, inhabited by more than 1.1…

A Defining Moment: Húrra’s Open Mic Night Fosters Fresh Talent

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In a city saturated with culture, where do the young guns go? The comedians who want to see if they’…

Modern Day Viking: Meet The Man Bringing The Past To Life

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I never thought I’d get the chance to meet a king. Although he may not reign, Gunnar “Viking” Ólafsson does…

Buy Shit: Stamps, Schnapps, Gourmet Chocolate & Sheepskin Rugs

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Back away from the stuffed puffin. These Icelandic products are where it’s at. Stamps Remember in the good old days,…

Rafting In Iceland: Conquering The Glacial Tide

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I have a problem. I can’t say no. It’s called #FOMO (fear of missing out) and its something that millennials…