Author: - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Hanging With Giants

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Adjusting the squat rack to cater to his 2.06m height, Iceland’s Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson begins his Friday afternoon workout. The…

Down The Rabbit Hole: Leiðarendi Cave

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Stuck in a crawl space less than a metre high while on the verge of a claustrophobia-induced anxiety attack is…

The Message: No Messages

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Reykjavík district court building refuses to display YOUR TEXT HEREMarcos Zotes is an architect who recently brought one of his…

Looking For The Northern Lights

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The first attempt I made at seeing the Northern Lights here in Iceland was something of a learning experience. After…

In Commemoration of Halldór Laxness 111th Birthday

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Today marks the 111th anniversary of Icelandic writer Halldór Laxness’ birth. Halldór is arguably Iceland’s most well known writer, having…

Spotify Now Available In Iceland

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Music streaming service Spotify became available in Iceland today as part of a larger expansion to eight other countries. “This…

New Attention Brought To 13-Year-Old Rape Case

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A rape case that took place over 13 years ago has been generating a lot of attention this week after…

Half Of Speeders Are Foreign Tourists

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Roughly half of those pulled over for speeding in Iceland are foreign tourists, Vísir reports. Chief of police Sveinn Kristján…

Thumbs Up

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If you’re based in Southern California, there are a lot of great weekend trips that you can take by car….

Unusual Seismic Activity In Mount Hekla

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The National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police (NCIP) has heightened the level of surveillance of the Hekla volcano to “uncertainty…

A Big Surprise

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If you’re not familiar with the Icelandic language, different words have a tendency to look and seem exactly the same,…