Author: - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Ask A Historian: Why Is The Drinking Age In Iceland So High?

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With a minimum age of 20 to buy any alcoholic beverages, Iceland has one of the highest drinking ages in…

The Next Generation: Una Press Brings Young Icelandic Poetry To The Masses

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In the ever-changing world of Icelandic poetry, a new anthology by Una Útgáfuhús, or Una Press, is bringing the next…

23 New Acts Announced In Iceland Airwaves Lineup

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Music festival Iceland Airwaves have now released their third lineup announcement. 23 new acts have been announced for the festival,…

The Week In Weather: West Is Best

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If you’re in the west, you’re in for a good week weather wise, with pretty reliable sun throughout the next…

It’s About Time! Bill To Lower The ‘Pink Tax’ Passes In Alþingi

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After three attempts, a bill to lower the ‘pink tax’ on women’s hygiene products and contraceptives was approved by Alþingi…

Greenpeace In Iceland: “We Shouldn’t Have Hope—We Should Have Action”

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In the eyes of most tourists and visitors, Iceland is a veritable beacon of eco-friendly practices. Reykjavik is regularly described…

The Week In Weather: Summer Around Reykjavík, Winter In The East

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The received wisdom of Icelandic summer weather will continue to be subverted over the next few days, as the South…

Jason Momoa Chimes In On Icelandic Shark Maiming Video

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The brutal maiming of a shark by Icelandic fisherman, who inexplicably filmed their attack, has already caused great anger in…