Summon The Whales! In Search Of The Sea Giants

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“I understand and acknowledge the risks I’m undertaking by choosing to participate in activities and assume all responsibility for exposing…

Humans of Reykjavík: Three Americans Here By Chance

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Every issue, we will interview someone living in Reykjavík or just visiting the city, so as to share with you,…

Capturing Things At Different Angle: Karin Sander

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Karin Sander’s artworks may seem extremely disparate at first glance, bringing together works that seem very distant from one another:…

It’s All About Pigs And Cats: Grísalappalísa & Kött Grá Pjé

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The Icelandic band Grísalappalísa—a random mixture of the words for pig, leg and Lisa—is as original as their name. Founded…

FM BELFAST AT HAVARÍ: Rural Electro Party In The Barn

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Svavar and Berglind left Reykjavík behind two years ago to establish a rural venue and guesthouse. They’ve since opened the…

Reykjavík Jazz Festival: A Jazztastic Weekend Ahead

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“If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know,” said Louis Armstrong. Well, this weekend is all about…

One Does Not Simply Drive Into Mordor: A Trip To Askja

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We were sitting in a random parking lot in Egilsstaðir when my travelmate and I realised we had to think…

New Restaurant In Town: ROK Restaurant

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What’s more Icelandic than enjoying Icelandic food under a turf roof across the street from Hallgrímskirkja? ROK offers classics from…

A Glittering Unicorn With A Colourful Butt In This Week’s #GVPics Instagram Competition

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In the last week Iceland was blessed with lots of sunshine, extravaganza and colourful Pride people and of course, adventurous…

The Five Gaits Of Horsepower: A Trip To Fákasel Horse Park

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A glorious, wise and spiritual creature stands calmly in the stable. His eyes are focused, his carbon-black fur is shining…

Humans of Reykjavík: Kenny Fang

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Every issue, we will interview someone living in Reykjavík or just visiting the city, so as to share with you,…

Opening Thursday: ‘Elemental’ At Listastofan

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‘Elemental’ is a multimedia installation by Aishling Muller consisting of photography, video projection and sculptural work related to the natural…

Happening Every Tuesday: Summer Music Series At Sigurjón Ólafsson Museum

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These concerts, taking place at the Sigurjón Ólafsson Museum on Tuesday evenings during the summer, have become a tradition in…

Happening Wednesday: Slut Walk Party At Húrra

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On July 23, The Slut Walk will be held in Iceland for the sixth time. The main goal of this…

Music And Nature In Perfect Harmony

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One could be used to the idea that a greenhouse is meant for growing cucumbers and tomatoes. But when thinking…

“Spaceship Mitschdóttir” Standing Gloriously In The Westfjörds

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German environmental concept artist Michael Thomas spent ten beautiful days in the Westfjords building installations with flotsam. The three huge…

No Way In Hell Is This Country On Planet Earth

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Having heard horrifying (yet somewhat amusing) stories about tourists getting stuck in the mountains in their little VW Beetles, my…

Starting Today: Summer Opera Gala At Harpa

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Four singers (tenor, baritone, soprano and mezzo-soprano) and a pianist perform pieces from throughout the history of opera in Iceland:songs…

Happening Today: Kaleo At Gamla Bíó

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Kaleo most needs no introduction here in Iceland. Or in other countries. But for those unfortunate souls who haven’t heard…

Street Art Came To Life In This Week’s #GVPics Competition

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This week’s Instagram competition photos were so thought provoking, humorous, artistic and beautiful. We have said it before and we’re…

Starting Today: Skálholt Summer Concerts

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Skálholt Summer Concerts, Iceland’s oldest summer music festival, celebrates its 41st birthday this year. The festival involves over 40 public…

Guide: What To Do On A Rainy Or Sunny Day?

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Rainy Day: The Pool You’re thinking this should be over on the sunny side. But trust us, there is nothing…

Humans of Reykjavik: Martial Lévesque

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Every week, we interview someone living in Reykjavík or just visiting the city.  This week’s human: Martial Lévesque, a tourist from Canada…

Germans Baked Icelandic Football Team

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A German bakery sent us a photo, showing pastries with the Icelandic football players names on them. The owner of the Schmidtkunz…