Author: - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Covid-19 Surge Reported In Reykjavík Hospitals

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There’s been a resurgence of Covid-19 at the Landspítali hospital in Reykjavík for the third summer running, mbl reports today. …

Talk To The Skull: Aldin Dynamics aims to change the face of VR gaming

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Gaming offers players the chance to do the impossible: to roam fantastical worlds, defy gravity, use magic and travel between…

The Miniature Mountain: Hiking Up Úlfarsfell

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The number 15 bus roars away and I’m suddenly alone. To the north, Mount Esja rears up over the choppy…

Driving Down A Road To Nowhere

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Taking the high road to a curious backwater of the Reykjanes peninsula Reykjanesbraut is one of the most well-travelled roads…

Exploring The Island Of Winds

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Parity’s ambitious adventure game casts a distinctly Icelandic spell Iceland’s bleakly picturesque landscape has become a popular backdrop in the…

Enter The Bunkhouse: A new contender emerges in the Icelandic video game scene

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In a colourful wooden house on a Hafnarfjörður side-street, something exciting is brewing for the Icelandic video game scene. It’s…

Fringe Bangs Again: Gird your loins for a wild week at the 2024 RVK Fringe Festival

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There’s something creeping up on Reykjavík’s cultural scene this week. It lurks on the edges of the city’s nightlife, getting…

Chasing The Phantom Spark: The Iceland-made racing game that’s gathering real momentum

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You are an iridescent bug, skating at high velocity across a wide, glassy surface. You speed effortlessly forward, arcing smoothly…

The Grapevine Bookclub: Sperm Banks And Erotic Sheep

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Driving the Ring Road means a lot of downtime in the car. Pick up one of these books to enrich…

Strange Rewards: Cate Le Bon Dropped Out Of Music And Made A Mercury-Nominated Masterpiece

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At the start of the summer, talk of Cate Le Bon’s beautifully formed new LP ‘Reward’ spread like wildfire. Lauded…

Feasting On Summer At Mat Bar

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It’s been en vogue in recent times for Reykjavík restaurants to attach the word “seasonal” to their menu. While in…

The Vegan Food Guide: A Reykjavík ExtraVEGANza

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It wasn’t a million years ago that it was hard to come up with a reliable dinner recommendation for vegans…

The Renegade Mister: Mr. Silla Returns With A Pop Banger

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Mr. Silla’s new single is an unexpected pop banger. A far cry from the largely downtempo and emotional sound of…

DJ Playlist: Yamaho Lines Up Páll Óskar, GusGus And ILO

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Natalie G. Gunnarsdóttir is better known as Yamaho, a respected veteran DJ on the Reykjavík scene. Known for propulsive sets…

The Real Thing: Icelandic Teams Have Their Asses Handed To Them In Europe

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As the domestic Pepsi League chugs along in a state of relative stasis, the top four Icelandic teams of last…

There Is A Smite That Never Goes Out: Icelandic Football Update

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As the 2019-20 pre-season intensifies, the fate of our bold and mighty smiters comes into clearer focus. Of course, their…

Deff Becomes Her: A Shemanic Trance Falls Over Pride

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Deff is a powerful presence in the Reykjavík drag scene. The alter-ego of Neville J. Ingley, Deff delivers energetic, fast…

Icelandic Music News: Innipúkinn Festival Is Go!, MYRKFÆLNI 3 Released & More

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The many-splendored Icelandic music scene continues to grow and evolve apace, like No Face from Spirited Away when it was…

Fish Stew From Heaven: A Plokkfiskur-Induced Trance At Fisherman

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Ah, plokkfiskur, that most reliable of Icelandic comfort foods. Take some delicious hunks of fresh white fish, mash it together…

Multiple Hikers Rescued On Fimmvörðuháls Trail This Week

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For the third time in five days, rescue workers were called to assist a hiker who ran into trouble on…

The Seven Best Icelandic Spas To Soak The Blues Away

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You’ve probably heard about the borderline-magical healing powers of Icelandic spas. Unlike the heavily-chlorinated urban puddles of many mainland European…

DJ Playlist: Z Is An Icelandic DJ Who Listens To The Gods

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Óskar Þór Argrímsson—who performs as Z—is one of Reykjavík’s most eclectic DJs. His sets can contain anything from unfamiliar Eastern…

The Pepsi League: Hey, Why Have Just Two Sets Of Goalposts?

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As the Pepsi League reaches the halfway point of the 2019 season, KR Reykjavík—the black ‘n’ white magpies of Vesturbær—show…

Editorial: Of Monsters And Men—A Gateway Drug To Icelandic Music?

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During the making of this issue, it came as a bit of a surprise to us in the Grapevine office…

Icelandic Football News: Sexy Rúrik Smashes In A Hattrick!

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With just a few weeks remaining until the start of the 2019-20 season, the smiters have returned to their clubs…