Anna’s Editorial: Guys, You’ve Got Us All Wrong!

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Earlier this month, Dunkin’ Donuts opened shop on our main drag, and if you haven’t noticed, it’s kind of a…

PRAISE ME, PLEASE!

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Browsing the news this past October, a headline on local newspaper Morgunblaðið’s website caught my eye: “Icelandic Girl In The…

Anna’s Second-To-Last Editorial: Poop Ahoy!

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Dear Grapevine readers and contributors who haven’t already heard, After nearly six years at this magazine, I’ve decided to vacate…

Anna’s Editorial: Iceland, Best In The World!

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Five and a half years ago, I fulfilled my childhood dream of moving to Iceland, a country that I had…

Anna’s Editorial: In Fact, Things Aren’t Too Shabby Over Here!

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Welcome to our annual Best of Reykjavík issue, in which we like to get super positive (for a change!) and…

Anna’s Editorial: “Is It Because You’re A Woman?”

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On the day this issue hits the streets, June 19, Iceland celebrates the 100-year anniversary of women’s suffrage. This milestone…

Anna’s Editorial: How’s This For A Media Circus?

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It has been one seriously eventful week for Icelandic media. In case you haven’t heard, I’m going to relay it…

Iceland’s Prime Minister Blackmailed, Linked To Newspaper Purchase

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A pair of sisters have confessed to blackmailing Iceland’s Prime Minister for millions of ISK, threatening to go public with…

NEW ISSUE: THE ROCK RENAISSANCE

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A new issue came out on Friday. It features Muck and Pink Street Boys. They both claim to be the “loudest…

Anna’s Editorial: Play The Rehab Card

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The most-read stories across multiple Icelandic news sites this week are about a Progressive Party MP projectile vomiting all over…

Anna’s Editorial: Our Prime Minister Eating Things

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The average Icelander probably doesn’t find parliamentary debates all that exciting. This week, however, they’ve been all the buzz. Why…

Flashback: Tourism In Iceland Thirty Years Ago

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I recently stumbled upon a Q/A in the New York Times that made me a bit nostalgic for my annual…

In Photos: A Not So Summery Weekend In East Iceland

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We flew to Egilsstaðir on Friday with grand plans of spending the weekend hiking and exploring the towns of East…

That Time The United States Was Thinking Of Buying Iceland

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“The population of Iceland is about 70,000, but in view of its pasture and arable lands, its valuable mines, its…

SABOTAGE: The State Of Iceland’s Media – Haukur & Anna’s 1st Editorial

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There are two daily newspapers published in Iceland. Each is owned and operated by a powerful interest group. — To…

New Web Series Pokes Fun At Icelanders And Tourists

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A new web series called Cloud of Ash has just been released for your viewing pleasure. Set in today’s tourism…

Look At These Fun Eclipse People!

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The people pictured below could be members of a New Age cult. They could also very well be watching the…

Hundreds Gathered To See Eclipse At Blue Lagoon

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The Blue Lagoon opened early this morning for today’s total solar eclipse. Floating in the milky water with anticipation as…

Skies Expected To Turn Green Tonight For Saint Patrick

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Skies in Iceland will very likely turn green tonight. On a scale from 0 to 9, the Aurora forecast is…

Brace Yourselves For More Bad Weather

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Yet another storm is expected to roll into Southwest Iceland at around noon today. The bad weather will continue through…

Tips & Tricks From Veterans

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  In lieu of writing our annual “Guide To Not Losing Your Shit At Iceland Airwaves,” we decided to solicit…

Your Band Is Called What Now?

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There are 220 bands playing Iceland Airwaves this year. That’s a lot of bands to keep track of. And some…

You’re Wet, And You’re Cold, And You’re Miserable

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You’ve just come in for the day. Your clothes are strewn across the radiator. Your anorak is hanging in the…

No, No, No…

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On October 9, 2008, The Economist published an article called “Kreppanomics,” detailing Iceland’s then-recent financial meltdown. “One word on every…