Sauðárkrókur Town Guide: VR Puffins, Local Craft Beer & Fishy Business

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If you’re seeking to get away to a place with a small town’s charm and slow tempo, Sauðárkrókur, located in…

Time Capsule: The Settlement Exhibition – Reykjavik 871±2

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The Settlement Exhibition is located beneath Hótel Reykjavík Centrum, and is built out around the archaeological remains of a Viking…

Impromptu, Pronto! Improv Comedy Hits The Stage In Iceland

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If there’s stereotypes for the audience members at a comedy show, like for people on the dating scene, I would…

Buddy Up With Ívar: A Reykjavík Music Walk

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DJ and FM Belfast band member Ívar Pétur Kjartansson stands in his natural habitat, behind the counter surrounded by vinyl…

The New South: Midgard, Skyr Mojitos And Everything Volcanic

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“Do you trust yourself going on a trip to the South?”, asked Grapevine’s editor-in-chief on the first day of my…

River Rafting Up North: Battling The Beast Of The East

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As we drive through the magnificent and stunning landscapes of North Iceland, I am determined to enjoy the scenery. But…

My Bubba: Milk From Another Planet

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Icelander Guðbjörg Bubba Tómasdóttir and Swede My Larsdotter grew up close to each other in the southern part of Sweden,…

Time Capsule: The Old Prison

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The old prison in Reykjavík (called “Hegningarhúsið” in Icelandic), located just down the street from Hallgrímskirkja, pretty much looks like…

Entering A Microcosm: An Impulse Visit To Gæðingur

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Wondering where to get a beer in Sauðárkrókur, North Iceland, my travelling companion and I catch a resident who directs…

Ask A Historian: Has Iceland Ever Been Involved In Any Wars Or Conflicts

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Stefán Pálsson, Icelandic historian, explains: “As a NATO member Iceland have participated in wars and conflicts that NATO has engaged…

Hour Of The Wolf: Cheeseburgers Got Nothing On A Fifteen-Topping Pizza

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Joaquim Monera Carretey is preparing for his night shift at champion pizza joint Eldsmiðjan. I don’t know what I had…

Time Capsule: The National Gallery Of Iceland

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Entering the graceful main entrance of Listasafn Íslands (the National Gallery of Iceland), it’s hard to believe that the building was…

Creating A Universe: The Electrifying World Of Extreme Chill

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“Electronic music is in my DNA”, co-founder of Extreme Chill Festival, Pan Thorarensen, says when asked about the annual electronic…

Last Item I Bought – The Collection

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Those people on the street: who are they? What do they do? What did they just buy? We dared to…

Life In Pictures: Nightlife In The Midnight Sun

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Oh, midnight sun, we can’t stop drinking about you. The most common question asked by foreigners during Icelandic summers is,…

Show Me The Money: 1000 ISK

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Until the mid-to-late 19th century, most financial transactions in Iceland were conducted in vaðmál (homespun wool). However, since 1922, Iceland…

The Unconventional Life Of Birgir Andréasson

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Some might know him as the art scene’s exponent for the relationship between language and perception; others as the great…

Greenlandic Viking Beer Sets Sail For Iceland

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Once upon a time, 982 AD to be precise, there was an Icelandic viking, who crossed oceans on a raggedy…

Beer Ahoy! Colossal 78-Tap Keg Shipping Up To Bjórfestival

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First the Americans brought us Costco, now the Maine Brewers’ Guild is sailing in a 40-foot beer container to Iceland. If…

Iceland Airwaves Announces Michael Kiwanuka And Sigrid Among 34 New Acts

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Fasten your seat belts people, because the Iceland Airwaves festival just added 34 new acts to their already high flying…

Massive Storm Brewing: Upwards Of 40 Metres Per Second Predicted

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Don’t get blown away, but here comes another weather update. Yesterday, cafés and parks in Reykjavik were filled to the brim…

Costco Be Thy Name, Thy Will Be Done

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The Costco cult is here, and just own up to it pal, because you definitely belong to it. In the…

Midsummer Music: Chamber Music’s Crème De La Crème

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“This is my little experimental playground,” the brilliant pianist Víkingur Òlafsson says when we call him up for a chat…

Prins Póló Band Together With Autistic Visual Artist

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Let’s talk Prins Póló. And then we’re not talking about the Polish chocolate bar generations of Icelanders have eaten daily (OK,…