A World Beneath Our Feet: The Víðgelmir Lava Cave

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It becomes dark almost as soon as we begin our descent into Víðgelmir. It’s the kind of darkness to which…

Have Some Havarí: On Leaving Reykjavík For The Far East

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It would be easy to miss Havarí if you weren’t looking out for it. Along the Ring Road between Djúpivogur…

Havarí: Driving The Length Of Iceland To The East-Side Party Barn

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After three months on this island, it all came down to a few short final hours and a road trip….

Djúpivogur: Slowing Down In The East Fjords

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Sometimes we all need a reminder to slow down. As we enter the East Iceland town of Djúpivogur, after a…

“Viva”: Drag And Discovery In Havana

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Although at first glance this film may seem to tell a story we’ve all heard countless times before, about a…

‘Books 4 Refugees’ Brings Library To The Camps

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Just a couple months ago, Kristín Rós Kristjánsdóttir was an actor working at a theatre in London. Today, she’s getting…

Speed Dating Mosfellsbær

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For most people driving north from Reykjavík, Mosfellsbær is the last N1 stop before you venture further along the ring…

Candy Of The Week: Bingo Balls

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I promised myself I would make it through this entire candy review without making a joke about Bingo Balls being…

Berjadagar Brings Classical To Ólafsfjörður

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It may be berry-picking season in Iceland, but for three days this month the town of Ólafsfjörður will have classical…

From Silence To Utopia: Queer History In Iceland

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When president Guðni Th. Jóhannesson took the stage at Reykjavík Pride on August 6 followed by a group of drag…

Mayor To Join Pride Organisers On Parade Float

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Reykjavík Pride organisers say that this Saturday’s parade is set to be historic. For the first time ever, the management…

Queer History On Show As Reykjavík Pride Begins

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Downtown Reykjavík became a bit more colourful Tuesday after the sidewalk outside Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík was painted with rainbow colours to…

Beyond The Binary: Ugla Stefanía On Trans Rights In Iceland

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Iceland has “fallen behind” when it comes to legal protections for transgender people, according to trans activist Ugla Stefanía Kristjönudóttir…

Drag-Súgur: The Queens Of Reykjavík

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It’s Tuesday night and the heels are out at the rehearsal space of Drag-Súgur, Reykjavík’s latest and greatest drag performance…

Track Of The Week: Berndsen – “Alter Ego”

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“Alter Ego” may have just been released at the beginning of the month, but you’d be excused for thinking it…

Tómas Guðbjartsson On Treating The Heart Of Iceland

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The heart of Iceland is at risk, according to high-profile physician and heart surgeon Tómas Guðbjartsson. While Tómas may be…

Thousands Expected At The 2016 SlutWalk

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For the sixth year in a row, thousands of Icelanders will take to the streets this Saturday to protest victim-blaming,…

Happening Now: ‘KEEPERS’ At The Museum Of Design And Applied Art

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Ever wonder how things end up in a museum’s collection, or how curators decide which objects are worth preserving? In…

Happening Thursday: ‘Saumur’ Release Party At Mengi

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‘Saumur’ is the latest album to be released on Mengi’s label, and features ambitious musical creations from a trio of…

Half An Hour In Hella

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“What the hell are you going to do in Hella?!” asked my friend, when I filled him in on my…

Icelandic Summer Beer: The Definitive Guide

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It’s summertime in Reykjavík, when temperatures consistently break 15 degrees and the constant sounds of construction have nearly driven you…

A Pedestrian’s Guide To Reykjavík

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There’s no better way to discover a new city than by foot. Once you get out of the car or…

Combating Cynicism On Rockall

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What if you could start over, and build a new society from the ground up? That’s the central question posed…

Searching For Bobby Fischer In Selfoss

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Within minutes of entering Selfoss, Hrefna and I are lost. “I think we were supposed to take the other exit,”…