Grapevine Playlist: aYia, SiGRÚN, GYDA, Emilíana Torrini, Júníus Meyvant, PORT & More

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Like the beautiful geysir exploding hot, stinky earth water all over a group of damp, blissed-out lookers-on, here are the…

Organ Orchestra, Play Dough And A Huge Mural: The Skúlptúr/Skúlptur Exhibition

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When out and about in downtown Reykjavík, you might have noticed a huge wall on Tryggvagata with an abstract mural…

The True Cost of Denial: Misconceptions about Domestic Violence Persist in Iceland

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When you form a mental image of a perpetrator of domestic violence, you might envision a drunk, uneducated foreign man…

Town Guide: Fish, Local Food & Coastal Nature In Suðureyri

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A small town in the northern Westfjords, Suðureyri prides itself on its flourishing fishing industry, as well as its sustainable…

Cinematic Treasures: RIFF ’18 Focuses On Baltic Cinema

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The Reykjavík International Film Festival—or RIFF—offers film enthusiasts the chance to see the kind of independent films not often found…

The Dark Dreamworld: Tulipop Redefines the Boundaries of Children’s TV shows

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When crafting a fairytale world, it can be easy to idealise the characters and create a universe that’s completely disconnected…

Ask A Biologist: Why Are There No Big Spiders In Iceland?

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Spiders in Iceland seem, anecdotally, few and small. We asked Dr. Gísli Már Gíslason, Professor of Biology at the University…

If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It: Teenage Band GRÓA Is Beating All Odds

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You know that dream you had of starting a band in high school? Of singing your heart out while confidently…

The Artist’s Vision: MIMRA Aims To Retain Creative Control

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Music, films, and books can easily come across as light-hearted entertainment that serve to make us forget our everyday worries….

Dress To Impress: Where To Look For Unique Outfits In Reykjavík

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For those who want to resist the omni-present, ever-growing influence of H&M, hope remains. Reykavík still offers a wide range…

Town Guide: Music Museum, Cozy Café, Rugged Cliffs & Views Of The Fjord In Þingeyri

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Located next to a grand fjord in the Northern Westfjords, the small town of Þingeyri is known to many Icelandic…

Litlibær Café: Homemade Cakes And Hospitality On A Winding Road In The Westfjords

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If you’ve travelled the Westfjords, you probably know that driving through this region of Iceland requires following roads along the…

Claiming The Rock Scene: Feminist Punk Band Hórmónar Releases Its First Album

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It was on a dark New Year’s Eve that a group of five young friends decided to make a resolution:…

Travelling Through The Westfjords: A Dialogue On Icelandic Tourism

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Travelling through the Westfjords in late August is like travelling back in time—only very few tourists visit the rugged landscapes,…

Two Icelandic Films Among European Film Academy Selection

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Two Icelandic films, ‘Under the Tree’ (Undir trénu) by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson and ‘Woman at War’ (Kona fer í strið) by…

Smoothielicious: The Grapevine Guide To Smoothies In Reykjavík

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Have you ever craved a smoothie when out and about in sunny Reykjavík? Well, we have. So we formed a…

The Architect And The Engineer: Hugar Expand Their Horizons

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Remember when you were a child and the teacher would ask the class, “what do you want to be when…

Drawing Up Icelandic Animation: How Are Icelandic Animators Influencing The Global Scene?

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Animation is a booming industry all around the world. Whether in the form of CGI effects in live-action movies, or…

When Plan-B Turns Out To Be The Better Option: Grassroots Festival Commences

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We‘ve all been there. A failed project. A goal unrealised. We ask ourselves, what went wrong? How can I improve…

Grapevine Playlist: G Y D A, Vök, JFDR, Munstur, Grafík, Joey Christ & More

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Welcome to another rich and varied Grapevine Playlist, containing everything from the starry gentility of the acronymic G Y D…

‘Earth Homing’ Exhibition Asks: Are Turf Houses Part Of A Sustainable Future?

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At the edge of Reykjavik, something is missing. The drive out to the tip the peninsula on which the city…

The Kindness Of Strangers: Searching For Puffins In The Westman Islands

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In the Westman Islands, opportunities for seeing puffins—the colourful seabird often associated with the north Atlantic—are manifold. You can enjoy…

The Grapevine Interns Present: The Official Summer 2018 Playlist

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Even though this year, with its lack of warmth and sunshine, the Icelandic summer has been anything but summery, we,…

Ask A Sociologist: Does Iceland’s Weather Spur Creativity?

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Iceland is as known worldwide for its creativity as its amazingly bad weather. But is there some sort of relationship…