Gettin’ Siggi Wit It

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A life without skyr is a life half lived. As a writer for the Grapevine in 2008, while doing research…

Great Moments in Icelandic History

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When it comes to feats of strength, Iceland rules the world. With a world-leading eight World’s Strongest Man championships, the…

Akranes Sports Museum: Where Sports Heros Go To Be Forgotten

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Akranes, located 48 km northeast of Reykjavik, offers one of Iceland’s most comprehensive museums that will appeal to those with…

The Ghost Hydrogen Station

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Despite considerable praise and high expectations for this first major step, six years later the hydrogen station at Grjótháls remains…

A Visit to the National Museum of Iceland

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For those who are interested in learning more about Iceland’s storied past, the National Museum of Iceland (Þjóðminjasafn Íslands), located…

On the Puffin Trail in Vestmannaeyjar

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Vestmannaeyjar (also known as the Westmann Islands to English-folk) is the ideal remote milieu for an exotic off-the-mainland excursion. Replete…

World Class is true to its Name

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Upon entering the doors to World Class at Laugar, the enormity of it all will immediately leave you spellbound. In…

Reykjavik 2024?

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With serious concerns over Beijing’s smoggy skies, human rights records and oppressive policies regarding free speech and Internet access, is…

Got Mjólk?

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Be proud to rock your milk moustache! There is much pride for Iceland’s milk. In fact, studies have shown there…

Great Moments In Icelandic History: Iceland gets its first Olympic Medal

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While many right now are cheering on Iceland’s Olympians competing in Beijing, there still remains great national pride and honour…

Welcome to the Tropical Island of Iceland

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Following an unusually squelching heat wave, temperatures topped out a blistering 26.2°C in Reykjavík on July 30th, breaking the all-time…

Lost in Iceland?

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Google has mapped the moon, Mars and the sky, yet amazingly cannot provide a roadmap for Iceland. While every other…

Great Moments in Icelandic History: Iceland get the beer back

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Imagining Reykjavík without beer is like imagining Amsterdam without hash brownies. However, only nineteen years ago (!) it was against…

Happily Ever After

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On July 2, 2008, Katrín Þóra Víðisdóttir and Erla Björk Pálmadóttir became the first same-sex couple to be officially blessed…

Surtsey Makes The UNESCO List

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Surtsey, an uninhabited volcanic island and the southernmost point of Iceland, is a spectacular ecological wonder to behold. The island…

Hjálmar Go Wicked on the Drums

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Hjálmar knows how to stir it up with drum-bumping moxie! The group best known for being the leading proponents of…

The Dog Day King

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Quirky Icelandic comedian Snorri Hergill Kristjánsson is here to conquer your funny bone like a Viking capturing a village. Snorri…