Author: Jóhanna Pétursdóttir - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Cheers To Reykjavík! A Boozy Tour Of Iceland’s Capital

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I’m not one to turn down a beer, let alone six pints paired with some Icelandic cuisine. ‘Cheers To Reykjavik’…

Huskies Unchained: A Day Of Dog Sledding In Northern Iceland

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I love dogs. Especially big ones. This canine affection was the main reason I was excited to go on a…

Green Lakes And Ghosts: A Day Exploring The Reykjanes Peninsula

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As much as I love going on tours, I initially wasn’t filled with excitement about my recent day trip to…

The Cold Never Bothered The Invisible Man #GVPics

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Reykjavík’s been snowy, rainy and sunny all in the span of two weeks. The only thing that´s been steady for…

Weekly Trip: Icelandic Scenery On Quads

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I had never been to Grindavík, and honestly didn’t even know where it was until the day of this quad…

Weekly Tour: Imagine Peace Tower

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I have always wondered about the bright beam of light I see shining into the night sky from my bedroom…

VIDEO: Meet The Guy Who Makes Life-Like Figures

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Ernst Backman pushes an eyeball into a face while we look on in amazement. Had I not known his profession…

Let Them Eat Lobster & Stuff

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It’s technically langoustine, not lobster, but Langoustine & Stuff doesn’t sound right. It misses the fricative soft rhyme of “ster”…

Welcome To Whaletown: A Day In The Northern Town Of Húsavík

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After a five-hour night drive, and numerous failed attempts at napping, we arrive at our destination at last. The sun…

Iceland’s New Erró: Ethoríó

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Ethoríó is one of Keflavík’s hidden gems. A ruby-red, bubblegum-pink, doom-pop-art-making, gold-sunglass-toting gem. I took it upon myself to chat…

Black Monday: Polish Women Won’t Be Working Today

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Today over 250 people are coming together at Austurvöllur to protest a new law that has been approved by the…

Birds For This Week’s #GVPics Instagram Competition

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It’s obvious that winter is approaching here in Iceland, while everywhere else in Europe you’ll melt in a second. But the cold…

Welcoming Autumn For This Week’s #GVPics

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Autumn is approaching, and the change of season is noticeable in the entries we received for this week’s #GVpics contest….

New In Town: Essensia

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A new Italian joint opened its doors at the end of August. Essensia serves Mediterranean cuisine: pizzas, pasta, cheese platters…

DJ Of The Week: Karítas

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Karítas Óðinsdóttir hasn’t been part of the Reykjavík music scene for long, but she’s making waves with DJ sets at…

This Weeks #GVPics Winner

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It’s that time of the week when we pick our favourite Iceland Instagrams with the hashtag #GVPics. It often gets…

Happening This Weekend: Melodica Festival

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This independent festival focuses on homey venues to bring audience and artists closer during their performances and without a set…

Minimalistic Painting For This Week’s #GVPics Instagram Competition

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Iceland has a lot going on right now; kids are starting school, some are preparing for winter and painting their…

All Ice Everything: Glacier Walks And Boat Trips

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Even during the peak of Iceland’s summer’s season, there’s always a place to be cold. So, feeling the 13˚ city…

9-Year-Old Girl Will Sail Around Iceland

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Luna is the second-oldest daughter of the Coconut family, self-described nomads who travel around the world in a sailboat. Now,…

Martin Omolu Can Finally Stay In Iceland

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After over four years of uncertainty and discussions, asylum seeker Martin Omolu can stay in Iceland. RÚV reports that Martin…

Air Traffic Controllers Forced To Work Overtime

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Minister of Interior Ólöf Nordal submitted a bill to force continued overtime work for air traffic controllers, which was quickly…

Half Of Tourists Want To Visit Power Plants In Iceland

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About half of the visitors to Iceland who took part in a Gallup poll at the request of Landsvirkjun, Iceland’s…

#GVpics: Albino Lupine Edition

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On our way to the Glacier Lagoon (Jökulsárlón) we passed many fields filled with the known Alaskan Lupine. Every now…

It Will Be Hard To Follow The UEFA Cup On Icelandic Television

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RÚV reports some Icelanders might have problems watching the UEFA Cup on their televisions. “It’s likely that about 50,000 –…