Mesmerising Waterfall and Gorge: A Trip To Skógafoss

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One of Iceland’s most splendid waterfalls, Skógafoss is a sight to behold. When the river flows over from the cliffs…

Airwaves Debutantes: What’s New And Who’s Who At Airwaves 2018 #3

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Welcome to part three of our Iceland Airwaves debutantes guide, where we introduce the freshest faces who are playing Airwaves…

Airwaves Debutantes: What’s New And Who’s Who At Airwaves 2018 #2

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Here’s part two of our guide to what’s new and who’s who at Iceland Airwaves 18. Make sure to get…

The Red Flag: Hiking Up Þorbjörn On The Reykjanes Peninsula

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“Would you like to hike up the mountain alone?” asked Art, a photographer, and my companion for the day. “I’ll…

Town Guide: Stylish Cabins, Seafood, and Beautiful Coastline In Sandgerði

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A small town on the tip of the Reykjanes Peninsula, Sandgerði boasts one of the most active fishing harbours in…

Nature Works: New Research Shows The Economic Value Of National Parks

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The economic value of national parks in Iceland may be easy to overlook. Advocates of national parks tend to guide…

“Who’s In The Picture?” New Exhibition Identifies Unknown People In Old Photographs

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The black and white photograph portrays a stern, unfamiliar face. Just below the photo, a handwritten post-it note reads, ‘Erlendur…

Airwaves Debutantes: What’s New And Who’s Who At Airwaves 2018 #1

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Iceland Airwaves built its reputation as a destination festival not by booking loads of big names, but because it’s the…

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…