#IcelandSmites: Gylfi’s Golden 50, Finnbó On Fire, France Frenzy, Nations Knockout

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The Icelandic team has recently been going through a bit of an “Empire Strikes Back” period, with countless injuries and…

Tasting The Landscape: KOKS Is A Culinary Fireworks Display

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“It’s not far,” says the driver, with a smile, as myself, a photographer, and three older couples clamber into the…

Buy Shit: 66°NORTH Dyngja, CoDex 1962, Sea Cucumbers, Moss Bath Salts, Crochet Stuff

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Whether you need original gift ideas, non-basic souvenir tips, or you just wanna treat yourself to something on payday, here…

Dog Football, IÐNÓ, Vegan Burgers And MENGI: René Boonekamp’s Perfect Day In Reykjavík

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René Boonekamp is part of the arts collective ‘the Travelling Embassy of Rockall,’ which works on “speculative scenarios for utopian…

Track by Track: Bistro Boy – Píanó í þokunni (‘Piano in the Fog’)

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Bistro Boy – ‘Píanó í Þokunni’

‘Píanó í þokunni’ (‘Piano in the Fog’) is Bistro Boy’s third LP. The album is…

“Inclusive Nation” Is The Cycle Music & Art Festival’s 2018 Theme

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In the age of globalisation, the concepts of nation and nationality become increasingly challenged. With immigration to Iceland on the…

Music News: Airwaves Album Flood Begins, Icelander Wins Industry Award, Sónar First Lineup

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A host of Icelandic bands have announced new releases around the Airwaves festival. The long-dormant Benny Crespo’s Gang have announced…

Failure To Smite: Iceland 1-2 Switzerland

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After thrashing the World Champions 2-2 in a thoroughly unjust unfriendly draw last week, Iceland faced off against Switzerland, one…

Grapevine Playlist: Berndsen, GYDA, Vök, aYia, AAIIEENN, Jón Jónsson, Sólveig Matthildur & More

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As Airwaves approaches, more and more new music starts to appear. Here are the tracks we’ve been enjoying… or, in…

Indestructible Icelandic Football Horde To Imminently Decimate The Swiss

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After their 2-2 victory against the World Cup champions France last week—a hard-fought game that scientifically proved once and for…

Airwaves Tipsters 2018: Geoffrey Skywalker’s Newcomers & Wildcards

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A mogul sitting near the top of Partybær, Sticky Records, and Prikið—the beating heart of the local rap scene—Geoff has…

Iceland Football Team Draw France 2-2, Are Officially As Good As World Champions

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Iceland smited World Champions France last night in a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Stage de Roudourou. They were only…

Airwaves Tipsters 2018: Samantha Shay Recommends SiGRÚN, sóley, JFDR & More

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Samantha Shay is a multi-disciplinary artist, among other things, who’s been making waves since she arrived in Iceland from the…

All About The Music: KEXP’s 10 Years Of Airwaves Sessions Have Over 85m Views

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Amidst the noise and chaos of Iceland Airwaves, KEXP’s off-venue—which the Seattle radio station has hosted for the last ten…

Airwaves Debutantes: What’s New And Who’s Who At Airwaves 2018 #2

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Here’s part two of our guide to what’s new and who’s who at Iceland Airwaves 18. Make sure to get…

Life In Pictures: Football In The Faroes

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This summer, as the World Cup was hitting its peak, we were out on a road trip driving the winding…

Steve Bruce’s Crack Pipe And Hodgson’s Hex: Iceland’s Footballing Vikings

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As The Icelandic team rests before going once more into the fray against Switzerland on October 15th in the UEFA…

Sónar Reykjavík 2019: Richie Hawtin, Jon Hopkins, Fatima Al Qadiri & More

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The Sónar Reykjavík festival is an annual breath—nay, lungful—of fresh air for Icelandic music lovers. Joining the dots between the…

Music News: Airwaves Complete Lineup, Hugar Sign With SONY, RVKDTR Are Winning

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Iceland Airwaves has announced twenty more bands to complete the 20th anniversary edition of the festival, which will happen in…

Loud Places: Kjartan Holm Explores Orchestral Noise

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Kjartan Holm sits stock still, gazing contemplatively into the middle distance. “It’s gonna be interesting to see how Airwaves will…

Airwaves Debutantes: What’s New And Who’s Who At Airwaves 2018 #1

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Iceland Airwaves built its reputation as a destination festival not by booking loads of big names, but because it’s the…

Grapevine Playlist: ROKKY, RONNY, GusGus, Berndsen, Fufanu & More

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Like thirty seven orcas breaching in unison under the swirling aurora at the exact moment that geysir goes off, here…

The Hot Sea: GeoSea Geothermal Baths Open In Húsavík

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On a grassy hilltop at the edge of the small northern town of Húsavík, a brand new state-of-the-art bathing facility…

#IcelandSmites: We Lost A Couple Of Matches, But Let’s Not Shit Ourselves

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Earlier this year, after their famous run in Euro 2016 and a thrilling qualifying campaign for the World Cup 2018,…