Sky Blue Ice Caves And Glacier Hike In Majestic Skaftafell

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You don’t need to have good ice sight (Ha!) to spot Falljökull; an outlet glacier from the Vatnajökull icecap–the largest…

Integrating In Iceland: Tackling The Icelandic Language

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For newcomers, integrating into Iceland can be difficult. You don’t know your way around the country or are unfamiliar with…

Inside Small-Town Icelandic Life In ‘690 Vopnafjörður’

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No frills and bare bones, ‘690 Vopnafjörður’ documents everyday life in a small fishing village in Iceland. Director Karna Sigurðardóttir and cinematographer Sebastian Ziegler…

Missing In Iceland: Roller Coasters

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Want to ride a roller coaster in Iceland? Sorry, it’s not going to happen. If you’re looking for an exhilarating…

Where Was It Shot: Echo & The Bunnymen’s ‘The Cutter’

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Long ago, Iceland was graced with the presence of one of the best new wave, post-punk bands from Liverpool, Echo…

After Party At Mandi: The Fun Doesn’t Stop After Last Call

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It’s 4:30 AM on a weekend night and you’re beyond wasted. The doors to your favourite bar are closing but…

The Countryside Cavalry: Horseback Riding Through Lava Fields

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You’re never too old to yell “HORSES!” when you spot them from a car in the countryside. For me, it’s…

Missing In Iceland: Hookah Bars

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In Iceland, since 2007 it’s been illegal to smoke indoors in public buildings such as restaurants, bars, cafés, on school…

Where Was It Shot: Woodkid’s ‘I Love You’

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Looking like an advertisement for Icelandic nature, the music video for ‘I Love You’—what better place than Iceland for such…

The Airwaves, They Are A-Changin’

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The Iceland Airwaves Music Festival is here once again. From November 1-5, this classic downtown event has much to offer,…

Sugar Paper Theories: Notorious Murder Case Through The Lens

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Iceland’s biggest and most controversial murder investigation is brought back to life in the exhibit Sugar Paper Theories. British photographer,…

Remember Christine Douglass-Williams? She’s In Trouble Now

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Board member of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation Christine Douglass-Williams is being criticized by the Canadian government for her views…

Bjarni Benediktsson Sold Assets Hours Before Financial Crisis

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Leaked documents suggest current Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson sold all his remaining assets in a Glitnir bank fund called “Sjóður…

Icelandic Facebook Groups: Kommóða Kalígarís

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Icelanders don’t shy away from horror movies and the Facebook group Kommóða Kalígarís contains everything to fulfill anyone’s horror needs,…

Fighting For A Better Welfare State: Kjartan Theódórsson Against The Icelandic Government

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For three months Kjartan Theódórsson has been living in a tent at a campground in Hafnarfjörður. A former skipper at…

New In Town: CupCake Café

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Only three weeks old, the CupCake Café is a family owned business located at Mýrargata 26. Baker Egill Björgvinsson and…

Hour Of The Wolf: Haunted Nights At Landspítali

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Hailing all the way from the Philippines, Ma Janice Ymbong Silao has been in Iceland for seven years now. As…

Time Capsule: Landsbankinn

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In 2013, five years after the financial crisis, one of Iceland’s major banks, Landsbankinn, redesigned its headquarters. Currently Landsbankinn holds…

Breaking Boundaries: The Reykjavík International Film Festival holds its 14th edition

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This year’s Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF) will be held on 28 September, all the way through to 8 October….

CYCLE Festival: Understanding Icelandic Sovereignty

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Iceland’s political history is one that is unique and thought provoking. Coming up on 100 years of independence, Iceland’s vivid…

Hour Of The Wolf: Musical Hot Dogs

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Life is pretty simple for Skúli Þórðarsson, otherwise known by his musician name, Skúli Mennski (“mennski” just means “human”). Working…

Time Capsule: Höfði

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Politicians and ghosts make for a terrifying combination. The Höfði House is Reykjavík’s most famous and haunted residence. Built in…

Missing In Iceland: Casinos

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Looking for a casino to spend countless hours playing blackjack in the hope of scoring some big bucks? Well, in…

Where Was It Shot: Cold Water

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I feel a sense of national obligation to be somewhat of a Justin Bieber fan, considering the fact that he…