Author: Claudia Schultz - The Reykjavik Grapevine

How To Buy The Right Souvenirs…Without Being Tacky And Losing The Respect Of Your Peers

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Going on vacation means diving into a new culture; a new society, with different myths and endless unforgettable impressions. It’s…

Árni Paints The Sea: An Oceanic New Exhibition Looks At One Of Painting’s Classic Subjects

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The entrance to Gallery Port — through a narrow passage leading off Laugavegur—has that special feeling of leading to something…

Well You Asked: Just Some Mayo In The Matrix

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Why do millenials hate mayonnaise so much? Where to start. First of all, isn’t mayonnaise one of the blandest condiments…

Beyond Logic: Sara Riel’s ‘Automatic’ Brings Emotion Into Motion

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Sara Riel sits casually on a blue leather couch in her ‘almost New York Loft’ with her excited dog on…

Winter Is Coming And No One Cares: Where To Buy Warm Stuff In Reykjavík

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It’s a snowy morning with a slight wind blowing in your face from the northeast at about 100 km/h and,…

The Faces Of The Financial Crisis: Ten Years After The Big Crash

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2018 marks the tenth anniversary of Iceland’s devastating financial crisis. The beginning of the end can be traced back to…

What Are Icelanders Talking About?

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Probably the weather, but what else? Way up in the Westfjörds, someone stole a yacht and attempted to sail it…

Iceland’s President Addresses: “Pornography And Decline”

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President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, as an honorary guest and a historian himself, will address an evening of talks…

New In Town: Reykjavík Kitchen

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This cosy, minimalist restaurant is your go-to if you like a relaxed atmosphere with good food. The menu is spartan,…

Buy Shit: 66°NORTH Dyngja, CoDex 1962, Sea Cucumbers, Moss Bath Salts, Crochet Stuff

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Whether you need original gift ideas, non-basic souvenir tips, or you just wanna treat yourself to something on payday, here…

Grapevine Playlist: Berndsen, GYDA, Vök, aYia, AAIIEENN, Jón Jónsson, Sólveig Matthildur & More

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As Airwaves approaches, more and more new music starts to appear. Here are the tracks we’ve been enjoying… or, in…

Oh Yeah! 100 Years Ago Today, Iceland’s Katla Erupted

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It’s time to celebrate. To be fair, it’s always time to celebrate. But today it’s time to celebrate the 100th…

Welcome To Geekjavík: Where To Release Your Inner Nerd

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Being into something is hip and being passionate about something is attractive—so being geeky is the new showing no emotions…

How To Survive An Icelandic Winter

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Icelandic winters can be hard and long. It’s good to prepare, because winter is coming and with it lethargy, melancholy…

Grapevine Playlist: ROKKY, RONNY, GusGus, Berndsen, Fufanu & More

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Like thirty seven orcas breaching in unison under the swirling aurora at the exact moment that geysir goes off, here…

Sun, Rain And Snow In Iceland This Week

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Grab your dusty sunglasses and your raincoat, because winter is coming. This week offers something for everyone – sunny days…

Legendary Polish Punk-Rock Band Kult To Perform In Reykjavík

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Poland’s number one rock band, Kult, will be performing at Harpa on September 30th. No members of the band have…