Author: Hannah Jane Cohen - The Reykjavik Grapevine

JóiPé & Króli Vs. Nuclear Winter: What’s Next For The Teen Idols?

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It’s JóiPé’s 19th birthday. Or at least, it will be in 24 hours, the young artist—real name Jóhannes Damian Patreksson—explains…

Grapevine Playlist 18: The Soul Of The Beat

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Moses Hightower – Lyftutónlist The Icelandic kings of soul, Moses Hightower, are back—with a vengeance, but with a piece of…

TEDxReykjavík: Thank You For Coming To My TED Talk

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“Technology, education, and design,” Sonja Kovačević, the coordinator of the TEDxReykjavík conference says crisply, sitting down in the meeting room…

Fancies: Kleine Konan

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Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject is Kleine Konan, a…

Get Your RIFF On!: The Grapevine Picks

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Cinephiles assemble! RIFF, The Reykjavík International Film Festival is back and will be bringing some much needed visual content to…

Horror-Scopes: The Drawing Of The Taurus

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In Horror-Scopes, Grapevine’s dedicated team of amateur astrologists breaks down your upcoming weeks based on shit like what Mercury’s up…

Track by Track: ‘Unbroken’ By ZAKAZ

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ZAKAZ is a one-man atmospheric post-black metal project known for its cathartic soundscapes and emotional songs. Here, ZAKAZ go through…

In Character: The Sublime Intensity Of gugusar

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Guðlaug Sóley Höskuldsdóttir is shy. Sitting in her family’s Grafarvogur home, backlit by the late-summer sunshine, the 15-year-old songstress—who performs…

We Used To Hate It, Now We Miss It: Almar Atlason’s ‘Thirst & Promises’

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Almost four years ago, Almar Atlason, a first-year art student at the Iceland Arts Academy, had a final project. Naturally,…

New In Town: FlyOver Iceland

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Iceland is a relatively small place, but seeing all its wonders during your week-long vacation might prove a tad difficult….

Fancies: Hulda Vigdísardóttir

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Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject is Hulda Vigdísardóttir (25),…

Horror-Scopes: Fulfil Your Destiny

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In HorrorScopes, Grapevine’s dedicated team of amateur astrologists breaks down your upcoming weeks based on shit like where an asteroid…

The Next Big Thing: At New To Us, See The Future Of The Icelandic Scene

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New To Us. #3 will be on September 21st at 20:30 at Hlemmur Square. Admission is free! “If you’re a…

Well, You Asked: God Left Us Aeons Ago

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Could God make a rock so heavy that even he couldn’t lift it? Woah, hold up there, cowboy/cowgirl/cowperson. HE? HE…

A Gorgeous Glacier Hike From Reykjavik: A Full Day Exploring the South Coast Of Iceland

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The South Coast of Iceland is one of the countries most travelled roads—and for good reason. Including everything from spectacular…

Fancies: Steinunn Eldflaug Harðardóttir & Eldey

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Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject is Steinunn Eldflaug Harðardóttir…

Crack Open A Cold One: Your Guide To Reykjavík Beer Places

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Legend has it that a new era of lager has begun. Here’s the ultimate Reykjavík beer guide to help you…

Horror-Scopes: Star-Crossed Lovers

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In Horror-Scopes, Grapevine’s dedicated team of professional astrologists breaks down your upcoming weeks based on shit like where the planet…

Artist Playlist: Lift Off With Plútó

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Eleven-member DJ group Plútó comprise the most comprehensive knowledge tank of dance and electronic music in Iceland, essentially like an…

Rock & Roll & Redemption: Une Misère Are Here With A Sermon Of Acceptance

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The boys of Une Misère are exhausted. Having just days ago returned from a 40-day tour of Europe and Russia,…

Perfect Day: Miss Gala Noir, The Queen Of Iceland

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Miss Gala Noir, the Drag Queen of Iceland 2019, rules with a fabulous fist. The Polish-born, Reykjavík-based performer is the…

Ask A Scientist: How Well Prepared Would Iceland Be For A Nuclear Disaster?

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Could Iceland handle a nuclear disaster? Would the country be prepared for a Chernobyl-esque situation? To find out, we reached…

Bring Your Own Drill: Toolraiser 2019 Is The DIY Fest You’ve Been Waiting For

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The DIY, or rather DIT, scene in Reykjavík is booming, and one of its pillars is the Reykjavík Tool Library….

Grub & Grog: Bryggjan Brugghús Cooks With Beer, Glorious Beer

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From the burger buns to the ice cream, Bryggjan Brugghús strives to use its delicious beer in everything it serves….

An Ice Cave In Reykjavík? Welcome To Perlan’s Wonders Of Iceland

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“Did I stumble through the back of the wardrobe and end up in Narnia?” I asked myself as the unassuming…