A Song Of The Sea: Norð Austur Takes Sushi In Iceland To The Next Level

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We cruise over the mountain pass into Seyðisfjörður—population 700—on a warm Sunday in May. The town in abuzz with activity—a…

Into Dust: A Road Trip To Iceland’s Infamous Kárahnjúkar Dam

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Iceland’s wild Highland interior is a mysterious place. For a large part of the year it’s completely off limits unless…

#SmiteTheWorld Daily News: “Year Of The Underdog,” An Army Of ‘Ssons, Messi & Birkir, & More

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The games are coming thick and fast, and with them the usual circus of World Cup rumours, theories and upsets….

#SmiteTheWorld: Iceland World Cup News On The Day Of Reckoning

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The day of reckoning is here. As Iceland prepare for their historic showdown with Messi’s Argentina, here’s the latest news…

Meet The Smiters: Guardians Of The Bench

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Football is war. So if one of Iceland’s perfect eleven should accidentally lose a leg or a head (other than…

#SmiteTheWorld Interview: Aron Gunnarsson Leads Iceland Into The World Cup

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Aron Einar Gunnarsson is, to many, the face of Icelandic football. The talismanic captain of the national team, he’s an…

The Big Earth: Exploring The Giant Stones Of Stórurð

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“Stórurð” is a tricky word to translate. The “Stór” part is easy enough, meaning “big.” “Urð,” at first glance, seems…

#SmiteTheWorld: Aron Einar Explains Epic Iceland Tattoo

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After Euro 2016, an Instagram post by the team captain Aron Einar Gunnarsson got over 10,000 likes. It was a…

The #SmiteWagon Rolls On: Meet The Celebrities Supporting Iceland

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Iceland’s World Cup run has drawn a lot of attention from the media, the worldwide football punditry, and international supporters…

The Street Food Olympics: A Grapevine Guide To Grandi Mathöll

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Reykjavík food halls are, as it turns out, just like London buses: you wait around for one, and then two…

Iceland Goalkeeper Hannes Halldórsson Directs Rousing World Cup Ad

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As you may have noted if you’ve been following our Meet The Smiters series, Hannes “Wild Claws” Halldórsson—Iceland’s number one…

Interview: Gylfi Sigurðsson On Teamwork, Viking Spirit, And Iceland’s First World Cup

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Before Iceland boarded the longship to Russia, we went deep into the lava fields outside of Reykjavík to the horde’s…

#SmiteTheWorld: Iceland’s Road To Russia—A Smite News Recap

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Iceland’s World Cup qualification campaign came to a dramatic head in October of 2017, when they beat Kosovo to become…

The World Cup’s Group D Is The Group Of Death… For Everyone Else

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When Iceland was pulled in Group D of the World Cup alongside Argentina, Nigeria and previous-smited weaklings Croatia, many called…

Shoplifter To Represent Iceland At Venice Biennial 2019

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Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir, who works under the nom-du-guerre Shoplifter, has been announced as Iceland’s representative at the 58th Venice Biennial art…

Moments Of Honest Joy: An English Perspective On Iceland’s World Cup Journey

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We at Grapevine have a colourful international horde of writers, editors, and interns who’ll be covering the World Cup. Ahead…

Dragons, Deities, Morphoclogs: Reykjavík Arts Festival’s Stellar Opening Day

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There’s something strange going on outside Iðnó. A cluster of tall, black, bipedal reptiles stand with their backs to the…

#SmiteTheWorld: The First Rule Of Smite Club? It’s Okay To Talk About Smite Club

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The longships are loaded, the sails are set, the blades are sharp, and the runes show fair winds for the…

Meet The Smiters: Jóhann Berg “The Berginator” Guðmundsson

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It is written that in the year of 1990, a strange iceberg drifted into Reykjavík’s smoky bay and washed ashore…

The Art Of Being Yourself: Daniel Lismore’s Inspired Nonconformity

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The doors of the elevator slide smoothly open, and Daniel Lismore emerges into the fractured sunlight of Harpa’s fifth floor….

Grapevine Playlist: Iceland’s New Lo-Fi Indie Wave, Dadykewl, Seint, Teitur & More

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Grapevine Playlist Teitur Magnusson – Hverra Manna? Probably the most chill musician in Iceland, Teitur Magnússon is back with a…

A Road Trip To The Weird & Wonderful Samúel Jónsson Museum

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It’s a surprising sight, after driving the snowed-in mountain passes and grey, rocky coastline of the southern Westfjords, to round…

Town Guide: Amazing Nature In Tálknafjörður, A Peaceful Westfjords Hideaway

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The tiny town of Tálknafjörður sits tucked away in the fjord of the same name, just off Route 63. It’s…

Perfect Day: Motorcycles, Vaping And Contemporary Art With Erling T.V. Klingenberg

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Erling T.V. Klingenberg is a visual artist, motorcyclist and a founding member of the Kling & Bang gallery and art…