Author: Josie Gaitens - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Beginner’s Guide to Skiing In Iceland

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Ever wanted to go very fast down a hill with two sticks attached to your feet? Here’s how! Say what…

New Frontiers of Technology: NFTs in Iceland

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Artists in Iceland are using NFTs to change the landscape around them – forever. On March 11th, 2021, an artist,…

In Hot Water: Switching Off From The World At Krauma Spa

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It’s 2022. If you’re not waking up in a cold sweat shouting, “holy mother of (insert preferred deity here)” every…

Lost In Google Translation: Famous Swamp Dwellers

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Iceland has had its fair share of celebrity visitors over the years; Justin Bieber got his kit off in a…

Horror-Scopes: Valentine’s Day

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Welcome, lovers! It’s February, aka lurrrrve month, and your favourite Grapevine mystics have dutifully donned our cupid costumes in order…

Ask An Expert: How Are Ice Caves Formed?

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Ice caves are a popular winter tourist attraction here in Iceland, with visitors travelling from far a wide to witness…

Traditional Values: Kvæðakórinn Are Reimagining Icelandic Folk Music

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Linus Orri describes himself as a reluctant conductor. He had been singing with and teaching traditional songs to friends for…

Lenya Rún Taha Karim’s Perfect Day: Politics And Chill

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Lenya Rún is a Pirate Party politician. In September 2021 it was announced that she was to become the youngest…

Catch Of The Day: Icelanders Have Fallen For Verbúðin Hook, Line And Sinker.

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In the post-terrestrial TV world, with myriad streaming options (does anyone else feel like they spend more time on the…

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…