Author: Christine Engel Snitkjær - The Reykjavik Grapevine

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…

Over The Misty Mountains: Hiking The Famous Fimmvörðuháls Trail

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The name of the river ‘Krossá’ sounds like ‘cross,’ as in the symbol that signifies Jesus Christ and which marks…

Tragedy: The Oldest Post Office In Iceland Closes Its Doors

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What do the Reykjavík streets Bankastræti (‘bank street’), Spítalastígur (‘hospital street’), and Lækjargata (‘creek road’) all have in common? Well,…

I Miss My Sex Self: MSEA Yearns For Unification On New Single

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Slime. Flesh. Feelings of emptiness. Feelings of fullness. A disconnected self. The musician MSEA explores these themes in her latest…

Get On Your Bike: A New Project Scatters Art Around Reykjavík’s Cycling Paths

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It would be easy to envision Reykjavik as one of those Nordic capitals where everyone bicycles to work, and occasional…

Art In Wild Places: STAÐIR/PLACES Scatters Art Around The Westfjords

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When you think of the Westfjords, you might imagine a far-off land in the Iceland countryside; a place where dramatic…

The Transformative Quality of Paper: ‘Lignin’ Sheds Light On Matter

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Have you ever wondered about the process that a sheet of paper goes through before it becomes the sleek piece…

Queer Families Encouraged To Participate In Student Exchange Program

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In an effort to campaign for a more just world with decreased prejudices, the exchange student organization AFS plans to…

England To Blame For Icelandic Weather

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The Icelandic weather continues to be bad as Iceland experiences its greyest and wettest summer since 1914. Icelandic meteorologist Trausti…