Author: - The Reykjavik Grapevine

VIDEO: Geothermal Heating Versus Cold Weather Sparks Brief Crisis

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Iceland is often celebrated for its prodigious use of geothermal power. Apart from providing over a quarter of the national…

#MeToo, And Then What? Iceland Explores The Tough Questions Of A Legal Grey Area

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At 13:21 on October 15th, 2017, the worldwide dialogue surrounding rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment abruptly and irrevocably changed….

Sjávarkjallarinn

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Sjávarkjallarinn roughly translates to “the sea cellar”, but don’t let the name fool you – this isn’t a hangout for…

Rossopomodoro

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Rossopomodoro is a chain restaurant with a difference. There may be more than one of them around the world, actually…

Hornið

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Hornið, which literally means ‘the corner’, is an old haunt of the Grapevine staff. Our offices used to be located…

Argentína steakhouse

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Steakhouses generally aren’t considered exclusive or fancy, but Argentína isn’t afraid to buck that trend. When it first opened in…

Follow This Cab

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“I’ve seen a lot of things,” Hafliði, taxi driver for BSR tells me. “Adultery, drugs, drunkenness, more adultery. People don’t…

Café Ópera

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When reviewing a restaurant for the first time it’s hard to know what to expect. In the case of Café…

Put Down The Drink and Step Away From The Clown

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I’ve always wanted to open one of these pieces with the words: “I had a strange encounter with a clown…

Optical Mouse

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If you have ever hurled a mouse across the room in frustration after hours of careful tweezing and poking at…

Café Róma

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If ever there was a place designed for taking a lunchbreak, it’s Café Róma. Located at the top of Laugarvegur,…

Ítalía

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It’s a bit odd to write a restaurant review about a place you have been frequenting for over a decade,…

Café Oliver

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Café Oliver is an establishment that is perhaps best known for its place in the Icelandic nightlife. At night time…

World of Warcraft

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Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games may be one of the clumsiest phrases to be coined in the last century,…

Imagine No Star Trek and No Religion Too

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Brannon Braga has been a part of the creative team behind Star Trek for fifteen years and is responsible for…

Sjávarkjallarinn

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Sjávarkjallarinn roughly translates to “the sea cellar”, but don’t let the name fool you – this isn’t a hangout for…

If You’re Actually Into World Domination

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Gaming is all well and good, but, as we pointed out a few issues ago, the new Sony PSP portable…

The Regressive Party

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Halldór Ásgrímsson is a relatively rare breed of career politician. Having had a seat in parliament since 1974, he is…

TV Satellite Dish

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Tired of being a media conglomerate’s bitch? Out of lubricant? You might want to check out some of the options…

Apótek

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Located on the corner of Austurstræti and Pósthússtræti, Apótek restaurant draws its name from a pharmacy that previously occupied the…

Café Paris

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The ideally located Café París has been one of the most consistently packed cafés/bistros in Reykjavík in recent years. On…

Hótel holt

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Ah, Hótel Holt. A fancy hotel with an even fancier restaurant and home to what must be the fanciest art…

Shalimar

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Shalimar is a restaurant that several members of the Grapevine staff like to frequent, and its friendly service and authentic…

Lækjarbrekka

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Situated in one of the older buildings in downtown Reykjavík (built in 1834), Lækjarbrekka has been a celebrated institution of…

Aloha, Zappa Plays Zappa

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Frank Zappa is one of a select few true legends in the music world. Just the mention of his name…