#SmiteTheWorld: Now That’s What I Call Smiting Edition

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As the old Icelandic proverbs go: “smite waits for no man” and “the smiting horde gathers no volcanic moss.” With…

Meet The Smiters: Hannes Þór “Wild Claws” Halldórsson

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Hannes Þór Halldórsson is more than just Iceland’s goalkeeper; he is the nation’s last line of defence and last bastion…

Clouds Vs. Zen: Escaping Reality In Search Of The Aurora

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It had been a long day when we boarded the minibus to venture out into the darkness of the Icelandic…

7000km Offside: Iraqi Asylum Seeker Referees Icelandic Football Matches

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Twana Khaled, a 28-year-old former Iraqi Premier League referee, is now stewarding matches in Iceland while his appeal to a…

Ask A Scientist: Why Do Icelanders Live So Long?

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In the present day, Iceland is hugely romanticised, whether for its stunning landscapes, its perceived gender equality, or its football…

Polish Film Days: Bíó Paradís Says Na Zdrowie!

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Bíó Paradís is now showing mainstream Polish titles to cater for Iceland’s growing population of Polish immigrants. The initiative, conceived…

May The Smite Be With You: Iceland’s Footballers Electrify The 2017-18 Season

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Iceland’s marauding horde of footballers paused in the tireless pursuit of their Inevitable World Cup Winning Destiny in recent weeks,…

Only In Iceland – Winter Snorkelling At Silfra

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“Greig, do you want to go snorkelling?” I was asked by a colleague, recently. “It’s mid-December!” I retorted. “You must…

Time Capsule: Austurvöllur Square

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Austurvöllur Square has been a public gathering space for Icelanders since the 1930s. Though the Square is now home to…

#MeToo: Culture Of Abuse Still Exists In Icelandic Politics

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“You shouldn’t get any superpowers just because you are a man,” says Heiða Björg Hilmisdóttir, as we sit in a…

Hour Of The Wolf: Policeman To Airline Steward And Back Again

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“Society is totally different at night,” says Birgir Örn Guðjónsson, who has been a police officer for over ten years….

Hip-Hop Christmas: The Second Coming Of Emmsjé Gauti

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Emmsjé Gauti’s alternative hip-hop Christmas concert, ‘JüleVenner,’ promises nothing less than the Second Coming of Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus…

Sverrir Páll Guðnason To Replace Daniel Craig In ‘Dragon Tattoo’ Sequel

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Icelandic actor, Sverrir Páll Guðnason, who recently broke out in Hollywood alongside Shia LaBeouf in ‘Borg vs McEnroe,’ has been…

Game Of Thrones To Shoot In Iceland In February 2018

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Game of Thrones will return to film in the Land of Fire and Ice for the final time in February;…

Beyond Strength: Baldvin Z Brings Reynir The Strongman To The Big Screen

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Baldvin Z’s new documentary ‘Beyond Strength’ reveals the man behind the myth of Reynir Leósson, an Icelander so strong that…

Plenty Of Room On The Smitewagon: News From The Iceland Dressing Room

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As the Iceland’s national football teams continue to smite the entire world within an inch of its quivering life, we…

Smite The World: Iceland To Obliterate Argentina, Croatia And Nigeria

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Lionel Messi has already booked a full year’s worth of sessions with a top shrink after his side drew Iceland…

2018 FIFA World Cup Draw: Preview

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31 nations around the globe have already begun quivering at the possibility of playing Iceland; a fate that will be…

Icelander Awaits Sentencing In Thailand After Pepper-Spraying Supermarket Staff

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The Ministry of Affairs today confirmed that an Icelandic man is awaiting sentencing in Thailand. Morgunblaðið reports that he stands…

Blessed Is He Who Buys Black Sundays’ 2018 Film Calendar

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Film event Black Sundays has clocked up over 100 screenings of cult and classic films at Bíó Paradís. Since its…

A Cheapskate’s Guide To Romance In Reykjavík

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A romantic getaway in Reykjavík, oh wouldn’t it be heaven? But everything costs a fortune here and let’s face it,…

Finding Phono: Nothing Left To Lose

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I’ve lost my wife, she took the goddamn kids–those brats–but maybe, just maybe, if I solve this Phono case, everything…

Gunnarsson & Armand On Nazis, 9/11 And Icelandic Society

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I meet authors Valur Gunnarsson and Halldór Armand Ásgeirsson at Fridarhús (Peace House), “the home of the Campaign against militarism,”…

Meet The Smiters: Gylfi Sigurðsson  

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Gylfi Sigurðsson is the cherry on top of the kleina of Icelandic football. The footballing poetry produced by this Viking Virtuoso is enough to…