Author: Hannah Jane Cohen - The Reykjavik Grapevine

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…

Iceland Museums: The Next Generation

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There was a time when museums were carefully arranged collections of musty taxidermy and dusty antiquities. Recent years, however, have…

Fancies: Jessica Bowe

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Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject is Jessica Bowe (40),…

What Have We Won?: The 4th Happiest Country, Baby!

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Iceland has the second-highest rate of antidepressant use worldwide, so it’s no surprise that they were also recently named the…

Brynjar Sigurðarson & Veronika Sedlmair: The Beauty Of The Process

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Brynjar Sigurðarson and Veronika Sedlmair—spouses and masterminds behind Studio Brynjar & Veronika—define the word undefinable. Their projects run the gamut…

Event Horizon: The Brothers of Andy Svarthol Complete Their Musical Education

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Take the legendary artist Andy Warhol, change three letters in the last name so it becomes a play on the…

Flétta Design Studio Turns The Mundane Into Beauty

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Flétta Design Studio is a little over one year old, but has already received more attention and acclaim than many…

Happening This Week: The Proclaimers, MSEA & More!

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It might be raining, but the outlook is sunny in Reykjavík. What other choice do we have? Anyway, here are…

VIDEO: The Icelandic Game Of Thrones Experience (No Thenns Allowed!)

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In preparation for the last season of Game Of Thrones, the Grapevine took a trip with Gray Line Iceland to…

Grapevine Playlist: New Music From Kristín Anna, Högni, MIMRA & More

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Like a sudden flurry of shooting stars entering your house through an open window, here are the latest cosmic emissions…

Happening This Weekend: Cell7, Vivian Maier & Narfi!

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If April showers bring May flowers, what exactly will Reykjavík’s April windstorms bring? We don’t know, but you can hide…

Happening This Weekend: Our Picks!

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The sun is out and it is shining. Celebrate the beginning of spring with these not-to-miss weekend events. Friday, April…

Happening This Week: Our Picks!

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Happy April Fool’s Day! We can’t promise that your horrible co-workers won’t play some dumb prank on you, but we…