#SmiteTheWorld: Icelandic Football Team Hits New High In FIFA Rankings

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The squabbling sewing circle of FIFA have deemed this month, in their continuing infinite wrongness, that the Icelandic national men’s…

Line The Nest: Reykjavík Homeware Shops To Cosy Up Your Place

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When there’s a fierce storm rattling the windows and the ten-minute walk to your favourite bar feels like a Frodo-esque…

Let Them Eat Rugbrauð: Five Cheap Meals In Reykjavík

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As tourists often loudly announce, eating out sure ain’t cheap here in Rekkyvick. So we thought it might be helpful…

Secret Solstice Announces First Wave Of Artists For 2018 Festival

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The Secret Solstice festival has unveiled the first names for the 2018 lineup. Taking place between 21-24th June, this year…

Icelandic Composer And Musician Jóhann Jóhannsson Passes Away Aged 48

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Acclaimed Icelandic musician and Oscar-nominated composer Jóhann Jóhannsson has passed away aged 48. Jóhannsson’s death was confirmed by his manager,…

Our Monthly Picks – Festival February

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With infinite days of miserable weather ahead and not a whiff of spring flowers to be smelt for the next…

#SmiteTheWorld: Now That’s What I Call Smiting Edition

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As the old Icelandic proverbs go: “smite waits for no man” and “the smiting horde gathers no volcanic moss.” With…

Green Light For National Park In The Highlands & Vatnajökull, Questions Remain

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After several high-profile campaigns in recent years from Icelandic celebrities and environmental agencies—including the Björk and Andri Snær Magnason-fronted ‘Protect…

The Saga Of Mammút: Fifteen Years In, And Stronger Than Ever

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Mammút glance at each other in surprise, in a rare moment of silence. 2018 marks their 15th anniversary of being…

Eat It, Or Frame It? Slippurinn Eatery Pops Up At Apotek

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The family-run Slippurinn Eatery in the Westman Islands is one of Iceland’s beloved regional restaurants. Open only during the summer,…

Music News: Sónar Powers Up, GusGus Return, Vök Tour, Björk BRIT-nomination

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Sónar Reykjavík, which takes place March 16-17th, has added a raft of new names to the 2018 lineup. Iconic UK…

Grapevine Playlist: Kira Kira, Rex Pistols, Dream Wife & More

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2018 is a real thing that is happening to us all. Musicians included. Here are some of the latest and…

New In Town: Geysir Home

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A new addition to the Geysir clothing store mini-empire, Geysir Heima is an upscale homewares emporium that seemed to sprout…

New Restaurant To Open At Hotel Holt, Run By KEX And Dill Chef

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An intriguing new restaurant is under development at Hotel Holt. After the closure of long-running restaurant Gallery Holt, the Kex…

The Great Escape: A Luxurious Getaway At The Ion Adventure Hotel

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Þingvallavatn, Iceland’s biggest lake, sits cradled in the snowy tundra 45 kilometres east of Reykjavík. Surrounded by mountains and dotted…

New In Town: Fjällräven

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Swedish outerwear brand Fjällräven, founded way back in 1960, has opened a Reykjavík branch. Their classic rucksack is so durable…

Site Or Sneeze? Map Of Hard-To-Pronounce Icelandic Place Names Goes Viral

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A map of hard-to-pronounce Icelandic places has gone viral on Icelandic Facebook—and beyond—in recent days. The map contains obscure, tongue-twisting…

Alvia, Högni And Björk Nominated For The Nordic Music Prize

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The Nordic Music Prize has announced the 2018 nominees list. This year three Icelandic solo artists make the cut. For…

The Cocktail Crawl: Reykjavík’s Fanciest Happy Hours

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Few words look better together in the English language than “cocktail happy hour,” especially in Reykjavík, where liquor comes at…

Yellow Weather Alert Issued Around Much Of Iceland Today & Tomorrow

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The Icelandic Met office has issued a yellow weather alert around more than half of Iceland’s coastline. In the Westfjords,…

Smite The Winter: Icelanders Play Football On Frozen Lake In -8°C

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Reykjavík’s Tjörnin pond freezes over completely in winter. The ice is thick enough to walk over, and it becomes a…

In Photos: South Iceland Road Tripping In Deep Midwinter

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On day two of our recent road trip around the back roads and coastal routes of South Iceland, we took…

In Photos: Iceland’s Art Crowd Gathers For ‘Embody’ Exhibition Opening

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Last weekend, the Icelandic Photography Festival opened in galleries all over Reykjavík. One large-scale exhibition proved a particular draw—an ambitious…

Sónar Pinging: Underworld, Ben Frost, Lindstrøm, TOKiMONSTA Announced

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Sónar Reykjavík have added a raft of new names to their 2018 lineup. The biggest is iconic UK duo Underworld,…