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Popular Reykjavík Restaurant Receives Michelin Guide “Bib Gourmand” Award

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The popular dining spot SKÁL! in Hlemmur Mathöll today received a “Bib Gourmand” award from the Michelin Guide UK. The…

Snow, Steam And Aurora At Hrífunes Nature Park

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The first snow of the year has just fallen in southern Iceland as we trundle up the country road towards…

Great Escapes: Six Of The Best Hotels For A Cosy Iceland Getaway

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For all of the wild frontiers and glorious nature Iceland has to offer, not every trip has to involve a…

Hatari Smash Into Iceland’s Eurovision Finals; Social Conservatives Protest

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Possibly-demonic, wildy deranged synth-punk S&M art-school automatons Hatari smashed through into Iceland’s Eurovision final at the weekend after dominating their…

Chillaxed Indie Hipster Mac DeMarco To Star At Airwaves 2019

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Airwaves 2019 is go! After a broadly successful 2018 edition under new ownership, Iceland’s best music festival announced the first…

Life In Pictures: A Glacier Hike On Skaftafellsjökull

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As we researched the feature for this glacier issue, getting onto the ice to experience it first hand seemed like…

Iceland Thaws: The Glaciers Are Melting – What Does It Mean For Iceland?

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The Okjökull glacier died in 2014. It wasn’t the first Icelandic glacier to pass away. Some estimates say that up…

Feminist Glaciology: M Jackson On Ice, Climate, Culture & Gender

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It seems safe to say that much of the literature around glaciers and climate change can be a little dry—no…

The Frozen Wave: Warm Welcomes & Cold Glaciers In Borgarfjörður

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“Drive past Reykholt and continue to a farm called Stóri Ás,” read the directions to Borgarfjörður’s Lava Lodge. “Cross the…

New In Town: CNTMP & Kaktus Espressobar

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Reykjavík moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and smell the trainers and Italian coffee once in a while, you…

Town Guide: Glaciers, History & Restaurants Galore In Höfn

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The seaside town of Höfn in Hornafjörður is just off the edge of the main South Iceland tourist trail. Lying…

Hatari, Skaði & Tara Mobee Amongst Contestants To Represent Iceland At Eurovision

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As you may have noticed, the Eurovision Song Contest is kind of a phenomenon in Iceland. Alongside supporting the occasionally…

GYÐA And GDRN Nominated For Nordic Music Prize

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Two Icelandic artists have made the longlist for this year’s Nordic Music Prize. Acronymic twins GYÐA and GDRN are both…

PHOTOS: Inside The Grapevine Music Awards Party 2019

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The Grapevine Music Awards Party 2019 took place last night at Húrra in downtown Reykjavík. It was packed out, and…

Grapevine Music Awards 2019: Best Song – Prins Póló’s ‘Lifið ertu að grínast’

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Svavar Pétur Eysteinsson, aka Prins Póló, sits down regally on the bench, his back straight and fingers interlocked over one…

Grapevine Music Awards 2019: Artist Of The Year – Ólafur Arnalds

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2018 felt like the year when composer, musician and performer Ólafur Arnalds came into his own and stepped out into…

Smitey Smitemas: A Mid-Season Check-In With Our Vikings-At-Large

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The Christmas period is a crazy time in football. With matches coming thick and fast—particularly in the English Premier League,…

The Grapevine Music Awards 2019: The Winners Are Here!

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One of the most common questions asked about Iceland—right up there alongside volcano stuff, the ‘incest app’ and the pissy…

Over The River: A Taste Of Winter In Selfoss

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The Ölfusá river gushes down through southern Iceland, from the place where the Hvítá and Sog rivers meet. The rapidly…

Grapevine Playlist: Hermigervill, sillus, HATARI, Psychoplasmics, ZAKAZ & More

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A lot of great music sneaked out over the Christmas period, whilst your eye was off the ball, and on…

There’s A New Ramen In Town: Hi Noodle Prioritises Authenticity & Consistency

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Reykjavík foodies have long lamented the relative lack of Asian cuisines in this city that are readily available is most…

Grapevine Music Awards: Readers Choice Poll Now Open!

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The Grapevine Music Awards are almost here, looking back at the best, brightest, most exciting and inspiring music that came…

Bondage-Synth-Punk Trio Hatari Announce Final Gig After Failing To Dismantle Capitalism

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Hatari released a statement to the media today concerning the recent announcement of their last ever concert, to be held…

In Photos: Reykjavík Lights Up For Christmas

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Yup. It’s Christmas. Reykjavík 101 is pretty famously a very cosy and pleasant to be at Christmas time. It’s dark…

UK-Iceland Expats’ Resident Statuses Secure On Both Sides, Says UK Ambassador

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The UK Ambassador to Iceland, Michael Nevin, has announced on Facebook that negotiations have been completed to secure the residential…