Race Against The Sun: The Icy Wonderland Of Skógafoss And Jökulsárlón

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Just over 370 kilometres from Reykjavik, in the far southeast corner of the country, you’ll find the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon….

The Horror: Cyber On Coffins, Cocaine & Their Sexy, Unsettling Album

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Inside Salka Valsdóttir’s apartment is a jumbled mishmash of things. Wedged amongst the usual detritus of life, and bathed in…

Charley And The Chocolate Factory

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There are no oompa loompas, golden goose eggs or everlasting gobstoppers in the Omnom Chocolate factory, but when the chocolate…

First Cat Café To Open In Reykjavík

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In a town so full of cat people, you would expect there to be at least one cat café. Unfortunately…

Ice Queens: Reykjavík’s Most Elegant Ladies’ Winter Fashion

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Whilst I skitter around in my slippery shoes and a coat that clashes with everything else I’m wearing, the angelic…

Slowdown In Iceland’s Economic Growth Is Good, Says Central Chief Banker

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Thanks to the tourist boom following the 2008 financial crisis, Iceland’s economy has experienced a period of strong growth, despite…

Restaurant Patron Gets Drunk, Leaves Without His Teeth

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The police in Reykjavík now have a new case to get their teeth stuck into, as they search for the…

Reykjavík Music City: Protecting The Local Music Scene

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Sadly, two more music venues in downtown Reykjavík have had to close down recently. The long-established and popular blues bar…

Drone Ranger: Southern Farmer Ditches Dog, Utilises Drone To Herd His Sheep

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Forget about recording scenic footage of the country’s beautiful, rugged terrain: when it comes to utilising the power of drones,…

Diana Forever: Celebrating 20 Years Since The Death Of An Icon

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20 years ago, internationally beloved Lady Diana lost her life in a tragic “car accident” in Paris. Her glamorous lifestyle,…

Epic, Glorious, Stupid: Dance For Me In Your Living Room

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Since forming in 2013, local Reykjavík performance group Dance For Me, created by British-born Brogan Davison and Icelandic-born Pétur Ármannsson,…

Readers Write: On Doomed Partnerships

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Dear Sir, I am in distillery/liquor co for last 35 years. I have worked in leading groups of india, burma-union…

Psyched Up: Uncovering My Future With A Runestone Reading At Gjafir Jarðar

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“I’m aware of a lady and gentlemen from the spirit world here,” says Kay. “Have you got two grandparents who…

Icelandic Facebook Groups: Leiga á Íslandi

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So you’re moving to Iceland! Congratulations. You’ve got your visa, you’ve packed your suitcase and you’ve Googled pictures of the…

Ask An Astrophysicist: Will The Aurora Fade In 2019?

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Everyone who comes to Iceland wants to see the Northern Lights. During a powerful display, you can see huge bursts…

Time Capsule: WWII Remains at Öskjuhlíð

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In the centre of Reykjavík there lies a grassy hill called Öskjuhlíð. Unusually for Iceland, Öskjuhlíð sports a thick covering…

Húsavík Explorers Festival 2017: Through Fire And Ice

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I’m sat in an intimate audience of approximately 20 to 30 people centred around a makeshift stage in Húsavík, listening…

Buy Shit: Scarves, Bedding, Books, Herbal Medicine

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We’d skip the shitty novelty T-shirts, tbh. This stuff is better. 66° North Bylur Scarf Icelandic wool is a wonderful…

Dark Shadows Cause Deep Rifts In ‘Undir Trénu’

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In Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson’s third feature, ‘Undir Trénu,’ the shadow cast from the tree next door sparks a seething feud…

Hour Of The Wolf: Spanning The Scale Of Human Emotion

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Frímann Andrésson wears many hats. He’s a family man, and occasionally volunteers for the rescue service, locating lost tourists. But…

What Will Become Of Catalonia?

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Tensions are high in Spain as Catalonia’s fight for independence rages on. The rumblings for an independent Catalonia have been…

Time Capsule: The Nordic House

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While Iceland’s traditional turf houses have their own special charm, if you fancy admiring some really great architecture, pay a…

Readers Write: On Flying Visits

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Grapevine minn, I’ve managed to secure a flight back to my dearest Iceland this coming January. The problem? I’ve only…

Ask A Dermatologist: Why Is The Water In The Blue Lagoon Good For Your Skin?

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If you’ve had a dip in the Blue Lagoon and wondered why your skin felt amazing afterwards, you’re not alone….