Author: Hannah Jane Cohen - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Reykjavík Events: Can’t Think Just Feel, lowercase nights & More

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The weather has defied the forecasts and turned out to be warm, mild and sunny. Now that the weekend is…

Sparkling Skaftafell: The Ultimate Glacier Hike In Iceland

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Joining Troll Expeditions For The Ultimate Glacier Hike The sun is shining and the birds are chirping for our fated…

Grapevine Playlist: Icelandic Music From Kira Kira, GusGus, Dadykewl & More

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It’s Grapevine Playlist time once more. Like seven sea eagles shooting out of an erupting volcano, here are the latest…

Five Summertime Drinking Holes In Reykjavík

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Who doesn’t like sitting in the warm sun with a cold drink? Agoraphobics, you say? Well, yes, maybe. But for…

Area Guide: Skaftafell National Park’s Glaciers, Camping & Waterfalls

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With glaciers, waterfalls and lava fields in abundance, you can’t get more peak Iceland than the Skaftafell National Park. Located…

Happening This Week: Lords Of Chaos, BERG Contemporary & More!

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Well, it’s currently raining cats and dogs, but we’re hopeful 15° weather is right around the corner. Live your best…

Happening This Weekend: Drag-Súgur 2000s, Wacken Metal Battle & Anna Niskanen!

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The sun is shining and we are too. Live your best life with these not-to-miss events. Friday, May 10th Drag-Súgur:…

Fancies: Kristín Mjöll Bjarnad Johnsen

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Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject is Kristín Mjöll Bjarnad…

War Of The Nerds: In Eve Online, A Betrayal

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Can you put a price on friendship? Eve Online player Samantha Myth did. On a whim, he spent 16 months…

Ask A Physical Chemist: Will Long-Term Climate Change Affect The Northern Lights?

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Will long-term climate change affect the Northern Lights? We went straight to Dr. Helgi Rafn Hróðmarsson, a.k.a. The Cosmic Chemist,…

What Have We Won?: Iceland Smites The Panama Papers!

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Ever seen ‘Scarface’? Fantastic film, right? Well, imagine that for every minute of that 170-minute movie featuring guns, mountains of…

Throw Those Horns Up! Reykjavík Metalfest Is Back And Bigger Than Ever

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“It’ll be one hell of a time,” Ingólfur Ólafsson says with a grin. One of the creators of Reykjavík Metalfest,…

Grapevine’s Ultimate Iceland Road Trip Summer Playlist

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Summer is here, and with it comes road trip season. Here’s our essential Icelandic playlist. Roll down the windows, turn…

Grapevine Playlist: Of Monsters And Men, Hildur, Karítas & More

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The hills are alive with the sound of momcore pop, emotional ballads, trashy retro rock and trap. Praise be! It’s…

Happening This Week: MonJazz, Nordic Bar Show, Agatha P. & Óskar Hallgrímsson!

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Summer is here and hopefully here to stay. Protect yourself from sunstroke at these not-to-miss events in Reykjavík this week….

Happening This Weekend: Jono Duffy, Une Misère & Yrsa Roca Fannberg

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It’s the weekend and you’ve just been paid. Celebrate with these not-to-miss events in Reykjavík. Friday, May 3rd It’s Been…

The First Legend: From Subterranean Origins, Cell7 Is Back

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Cell7’s release concert is packed. The energy flows through the crowd, building them up with each verse until brutally releasing…

Fancies: Darren Mark

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Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject is Darren Mark (26),…

Happening This Week: Erró, ANORI & Devine Defilement!

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Sorry for the delay! We had a Grapevine day off on Monday, so here’s your not-to-miss events for April 30th…

The Taco Takeover: Mexican Food Is En Vogue In Reykjavík—But Is It Any Good?

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Ask any Reykjavík foodie about the restaurant they wish would open in 101, and you’ll quickly spot a pattern. First…

Happening This Weekend: Axis Dancehall, Plútó & Sensible Structures!

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Welcome to summer, Grapevine readers. It’s hot. We’re sweaty. We’re ready to have a good weekend. Here are your not-to-miss…

The Second Coming: Joey Christ Rises Again With ‘Joey 2’

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Joey Christ is almost inhumanly relaxed. Sitting in the 101wonderland studio, right in front of Útvarp 101, the radio station…

What Have We Won?: LazyTown Domination

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In 2006, Icelandic children’s show LazyTown snatched up the BAFTA for Best International Children’s Programme. It was a surprise win…


Jono Duffy Is Not Dead: It’s Been A While, But The Australian Comedian Is Back

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“Imagine that you and I were out drinking and I took you back to my place for an after party,…

Perlan: A Pearl of Wonders, Stars, And The Best View In The City

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Ever since the mid-20th century, six hot water tanks stood on top of Öskjuhlíð. In 1991, an immense glass dome…