Author: Josie Gaitens - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Well, You Asked: Let There Be Enough Light To See By

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Another year, another batch of terrible advice from your beloved friends at Reykjavík Grapevine! This time, Grapevine’s Youtube Coordinator and…

Comedic Closure: Áramótaskaupið’s Enduring Success

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There is arguably nobody in Iceland more relieved that it’s 2022 than director Reynir Lyngdal. It’s early in the new…

Arcadian Arts: A Night In Skagaströnd

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A trip to the northern town of Skagaströnd raises questions about Iceland’s identity. Iceland was, until recently, essentially rural. Rapid…

Horror-Scopes: 2022 Edition

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In this edition of Horror-Scopes, our mystic mind readers are tapping into the anthropomorphised positions of stars to tell you…

Grapevine Grassroots: Live Track And Interview With Árný Margrét

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The Reykjavík Grapevine is collaborating with the Live From Reykjavík festival to bring you four exclusive interviews and live tracks…

Power Trip: A Steamy Day Out Around Iceland’s Hottest Power Stations

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Icelandic winter entices for many reasons. There are ice caves, snowy mountains and long, dark nights full of stars and…

RVK Newscast #143: Icelandic Christmas Trees and Covid Numbers

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Welcome back to Reykjavík Grapevine’s Newscast! Join journalist Josie Anne as we explore beautiful Hafnarfjörður and talk about what’s going…

YouTube Membership: What’s All This Then?

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Since we launched our YouTube membership scheme earlier this month, we’ve been bowled over by your support and kindness. So…

Very Identified Flying Object Seen From Iceland

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Icelanders were shocked and amazed to see the skies above them light up last night, not with the usual aurora…

Dream On: JFDR’s New Album ‘New Dreams’ Is A Portrait Of Growing Up

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Jófríður Ákadóttir, who performs under the stage name JFDR, sits in her house, in the midst of a storm that…

Never Gone: Elín Ey Is Back With A New Voice And A New Style

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Elín Ey is hesitant as she attempts to explain the origins of her new EP, ‘Gone.’ Granted, it’s been 11…

Grapevine Music Awards 2020: Live Band Of The Year – Kælan Mikla

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While 2018 saw the release of their seminal breakthrough effort ‘Nótt eftir nótt,’ it was 2019 that cemented Kælan Mikla…

Grapevine Music Awards 2020: Artist Of The Year – Hildur Guðnadóttir

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“Yeah, how do I explain it?” composer Hildur Guðnadóttir ponders aloud over the phone. She’s currently in Berlin, sitting in…

Good Weather Not Needed: Exploring Snæfellsnes In Autumn

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Autumn. An elusive season in Iceland, it briefly makes an appearance as the endless summer days draw to a close,…

Islands In The Steam: A Trip To Vestmannaeyjar

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For most people, Iceland, with its population of only 360,000, fulfils the desire for rural island experiences. But if you’re…

Follow Your Stomach On This Reykjavík Food Tour

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If there’s one thing better than an informative, fun tour round Reykjavík, it’s an informative fun tour that centres around…

Get Off Your High Horse: Riding And Hot Springs

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Intern/shieldmaiden Josie saddles up There is something deeply romantic about experiencing a country while horseback riding, but Iceland is particularly…

Crack Open A Cold One: Your Guide To Reykjavík Beer Places

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Legend has it that a new era of lager has begun. Here’s the ultimate Reykjavík beer guide to help you…

Þakgil: Pack Up And Go

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The beauty of living in Iceland is that even if you reside right in the heart of downtown Reykjavík, you…

Horror-Scopes: Star-Crossed Lovers

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In Horror-Scopes, Grapevine’s dedicated team of professional astrologists breaks down your upcoming weeks based on shit like where the planet…

Flow State: Hrím Is Ready To Thrill At Iceland Airwaves

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“For a long time, this project has been extremely self-indulgent,” admits Ösp Eldjárn, somewhat bashfully. The project in question is…

Adventures In Wander-Land: The Mind And Mystery Of Hrafn Gunnlaugsson

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Director Hrafn Gunnlaugsson’s house sits on the edge of the city, dividing the land, sea and opinions. Somewhere between sprawling…

A Lassie On Laki: Josie Takes Us On Another Mountainous Adventure

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What do the French Revolution, national bard of Scotland Robert Burns, and Iceland all have in common? The answer is…

Mentally Sound: Hugar Back With Long-Awaited Second Album

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Bergur Þórisson and Pétur Jónsson, the multi-instrumentalists responsible for the rich and dreamy sounds of Hugar, are sitting down to…

Happening Tonight: Fjallkonan & Sæta Svínið Summer Festival

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The nights may be drawing in but this unusually delightful summer hasn’t quite come to an end yet. Extend your…