Author: Anna Andersen - The Reykjavik Grapevine

So Long, And Thanks For All The Cheese!

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Anna’s 49th EditorialFor someone who is used to having an entire aisle at their disposal when they run out of…

Reykjavík, Meet Your New Mayor

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We dropped in to say hi to Dagur B.Dagur B. Eggertsson has some big shoes to fill. His predecessor, Jón…

Which Way 
The Wind Blows

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The story of how we didn’t see the eruption“This is what we call a ‘washing board,’” our guide Kormákur Hermannsson…

You Probably Just Want To Read About The Eruption, Huh?

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Anna’s 48th EditorialThe biggest news from Iceland these days is undoubtedly the eruption. Of course it’s not everyday that a…

Halló, I’m Back!

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Anna’s 47th EditorialI went on a vacation last month. It was wonderful. I left the country. I spent very little…

Holuhraun Eruption Photo Gallery

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By Axel SigurðarsonPhotographer Axel Sigurðarson flew over the Holuhraun eruption and took these photos. Enjoy! Also, see more of his…

A Growing Divide?

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Anna’s 45th EditorialIt’s that time of year again, when everybody is talking about everybody else’s salary. “Did you see? Grímur…

What Brings Face Hunter To Town?

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Yvan Rodic hasn’t been in the same place for more than two weeks in the last five years. He says…

Welcome To Our Sixth Annual Best Of Issue

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Anna’s 45th EditorialAs we were accenting the í’s and crossing the ð’s of our annual ‘Best of Reykjavík’ issue, a…

Fire Breaks Out, Not So Fönn!

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Reykjavík’s fire department is battling a fire that broke out at Skeifan in 108 Reykjavík around dinnertime this evening. The…

Something To Write Home About

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Anna’s 44th Editorial Every once in a while I come across a story in the local media that strikes me…

Into The Abyss: Þríhnúkagígur’s Magma Cave

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We follow in the footsteps of Professor Otto Lidenbrock…“It’s a good thing you’re going underground,” our bus driver calls out…

Here For A Dirty Weekend?

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Anna’s 43rd EditorialYou’ve probably heard Iceland referred to as a hot destination for so-called “dirty weekends.” Icelandair certainly did its…

Cheers! Skál! Bottoms up!

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Anna’s 42nd EditorialSo far, there really hasn’t been much to celebrate this year. We didn’t win the Eurovision Song Contest….

Meet The Parties

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An American politician once famously said “All politics is local,” and that’s as true in Iceland as anywhere else. Four…

The Exception That Proves The Rule

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The dynamic duo, Ragnar Kjartansson and Kjartan Sveinsson, bring ‘Der Klang der Offenbarung des Göttlichen’ to ReykjavíkEarlier this year, artist…

Casting For A New Mayor

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Anna’s 41st EditorialFour years ago, a comedian decided to run for mayor of Reykjavík. He created a not-so-political party, audaciously…

Iceland’s Search And Rescue Team Is Coming For Your DNA!

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Anna’s 40th EditorialI was flipping through Fréttablaðið on Wednesday morning when a particular article plus two full-page ads caught my…

Pay Per View

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Icelanders put a price tag on their nature for the first time, everIn June last year, something unprecedented happened here…

Madam President

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Vigdís Finnbogadóttir on fashion and the timesArriving at Vigdís Finnbogadóttir’s house just before noon on Friday, I find a note…

Iceland Is Feeling Pretty Insular

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Come this time of year Icelandic households start receiving glossy catalogues in the mail with package deals to sunny destinations…

Re: Grapevine’s Ghastly Gender Gap

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A few days after our last issue came out, we received a letter about something that I had been feeling…

What We Featured

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Every year, The Grapevine prints 18 issues that get distributed around Iceland and uploaded to the web. Looking through the…

Tourist Of The Year 2013

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For our second annual ‘Tourist of the Year’ award, we teamed up with Promote Iceland to make it a real…

Ask Your Völva

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Many Icelanders around me were pretty upset last month when the Associated Press ran a story about an “elf lobby”…


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