Author: Josie Gaitens - The Reykjavik Grapevine

The Cold Truth: Ice Docs Is Coming To A Cinema Near You

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Despite having a surprisingly long and productive relationship with filmmaking for such a small country, there are those who would…

Perfect Day: DJ Dóra Júlía

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DJ and Instagram qween Dóra Júlía tells us about her ideal day of family, friends and partying in Reykjavík. First…

Unplastic Fashion: Marko Svart’s Handmade, Environmentally Friendly Design

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As Marko Svart and his partner, Momo Hayashi, show me around their one-month-old store, they’re like new parents—happy, nervous, tired,…

Food of Iceland: Blóðmör

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Blóðmör and its cousin, lifrarpylsa, are both typical of countries where the going is tough and using every part of…

The Virtual Village: Pawel Ziemilski’s Documentary ‘In Touch’ Reunites Fractured Families

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The winner of the coveted jury’s prize at this years Skjaldborg Film Festival was Polish director Pawel Ziemilski, for ‘In Touch’…

Check (Your Drawer): Recently Rediscovered £1M Chess Piece May Have Icelandic Roots

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When a Scottish antiques dealer acquired a small, worn chess-piece carved from walrus ivory for £5 GBP in 1964 (13,540…