Journey To The Centre of The Earth: A Magical Day in Snæfellsnes Peninsula

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Unlike literally every day this entire summer, the morning of our journey to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula with BusTravelIceland was warm…

An Island Unto Themselves: A Solstice Adventure On Grímsey

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The island of Grímsey is the only place in Iceland that’s in the Arctic Circle. Getting there was quite the…

The Midwives’ Tale: Government Continues To Ignore Demands

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Negotiations between the midwives and the government have been ongoing for two years, with the crux of the disagreement centering…

Great Moments In Icelandic Cuisine: The Potato

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I could not have lived in Iceland 250 years ago. Why, you may ask? Because the potato had not yet…

Rauðu Ljósin: Know The Red Flags

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Rauðu Ljósin (“Red Lights”) is the first of its kind in Iceland; an awareness campaign to make women aware of…

The Burlesque Queen of Reykjavík

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The burlesque scene of Reykjavík is, in large part, Margrét Erla Maack’s brainchild, and it is now flourishing. Her strange…

Grímsey: The Best Place In The World To Experience The Summer Solstice

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One of the best places to watch and experience the summer solstice is Grímsey, a little-known, tiny Icelandic island, located…

Ask A Sleep Scientist: How Does The Midnight Sun In Iceland Affect Sleep?

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If it’s your first time visiting Iceland during the summer, when the sunlight is infinite and darkness is nowhere to…

Jacqueline Boxx’s Subversive World of Burlesque

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Baltimore native Jacqueline Boxx has created quite a wave in the world of burlesque. She is shattering stereotypes in a…

Ask A Philosopher: What Is Island Mentality And Do You Think It Exists In Iceland?

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We asked philosopher Gústav Adolf Bergmann Sigurbjörnsson, PhD candidate in philosophy at the University of Iceland and chairman of the…

Momentous Moments: Where To Watch The World Cup In Reykjavík

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Iceland has already made history by becoming the smallest country (340,000 people) to participate in the World Cup, while big…

111: Straight Outta Breiðholt

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I ventured out from the cosy and often too comfortable 101 bubble to meet with Sigurþór Hallbjörnsson—better known as Spessi—in…

The Beating Heart Of Brazil: A Brazilian Take On Iceland’s World Cup

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When you mention football to someone here in Iceland, you will receive one of two reactions. The first is of…

Previously Proposed Vape Bill Back On The Table

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Parliament is re-considering a bill proposed by the Bright Future party in 2017, which would create restrictions on vaping, Vísir…

Vigur Island In The Westfjords Listed For Sale

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An entire island in the Westfjords of Iceland has been listed for sale, Morgunblaðið reports. Vigur, the island for sale, is…

Ólafur Elíasson & Victoria Elíasdóttir Bring SOE Kitchen Project To Reykjavík

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Ólafur Elíasson’s famous SOE Kitchen is making its way to Iceland as a 3 month pop-up project. Known for its…

Well, You Asked: Gay Stuff, Deaf Stuff, and Cryogenic Stuff

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Stuck in a tricky situation? Don’t worry, Grapevine’s advice column is here to help you. “Where is the best place…

Reykjavík Arts Festival: Fresh Like Peppermint

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Described as a “three-headed giant of sorts,” new performance art ‘Peppermint’ is set to take place during the highly anticipated…

One Woman’s Quest for the Best Hummus in Reykjavík

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Hummus is the elixir of life, especially for us vegans and vegetarians. This simple food made of chickpeas, tahini, olive…

Grapevine Grassroots n° 6: Trippy, Brave & Fresh

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I stepped into the smoky-as-ever and surprisingly busy Húrra last week for the sixth edition of the Grapevine Grassroots concert…

Music News: Bræðslan Lineup Announcement, New Festival, 12 Tónar Anniversary

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The Bræðslan festival, which takes place annually in a fish factory in the remote East Iceland town of Bakkagerði in…

Missing In Iceland: Vagina Museum

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Iceland is proud to have been nominated as the most gender equal country in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender…