Author: Kelley Rees - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Who You Callin’ Pony?

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If you want to start a fight in Iceland, call their horses ponies. When I slipped up and did just…

South By Southwest: Nature, Culture And Fine Dining In The Westman Islands

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Iceland seems fantastical so much of the time. Travelling around the country, I’m always reminded of novels and films of…

Ashes To Ashes: The Westman Islands Volcano Museum

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The Volcano On the night of January 23, 1973 the inhabitants of Heimaey in the Westman Islands were woken by…

Happening Today: Bermúda Art Festival In Kópavogur

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The youth, they’re always up to something. And it’s no different in Kópavogur. Three young, creative minds collaborate to bring…

Guide: What To Do On A Rainy Or Sunny Day?

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Rainy Day: The Pool You’re thinking this should be over on the sunny side. But trust us, there is nothing…

Classical Music For The Masses

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It’s hard to miss the ten thousand geometric glass panels forming the Harpa concert hall and conference centre. And with…

Match Review: LET ENGLAND SHAKE—#ISL Euro Conquest Continues

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So. It happened. We did it. BREXIT 2 is no longer just a funny meme. It’s… reality? Actually, we’re not…

Iceland Vs. England: The View From A Reykjavík Living Room

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As the near-mythical saga of the Icelandic football team continued last night, it was documented once again by Grapevine illustrator…

Jón Gnarr Reprises Familiar Role

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Production on the upcoming television series “Borgarstjórinn” (“The Mayor”) is nearly halfway completed. The ten-episode series follows comedian, former real-life…

Happening Today: GusGus And DJ Margeir On Esjan

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Yep, you heard correctly, that huge mountain looming over Reykjavík is hosting a party of epic proportions. GusGus and DJ…

Happening Today: Fuglset Male Voice Choir At Nordic House

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I ask you: What’s more Icelandic than male choirs? (Quick, puffins cover your ears!) Partake in the most classic of…

Happening Now: Sacha Bernardson Music Residency At Listastofan

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During Sacha Bernardson’s three-day residency at Listastofan, visitors will have the opportunity to help him build a song (by becoming…

Feminist Discourse: Two Sixteen-Year-Olds School Us On Gender Inequality

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Many great people start young. bell hooks wrote about encountering adversity in the newly integrated public school system. Malala Yousafzai…

Holy Solstice, Please Let Us Sleep

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Iceland is known for its midnight sun—as early as May and as late as August, Iceland’s nights are as bright…

Happening Today: Reykjavík Midsummer Music

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The fifth year of Reykjavík Midsummer Music celebrates the endless Icelandic sun with seven classical performances stretching into the bright…

Happening Today: “Matt Shepard Is A Friend of Mine” At Bíó Paradís

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The American Embassy in Iceland and GayIceland.is host a screening of the documentary “Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine”…

Don’t Forget Your Roots: Grapevine Grassroots Sunday, June 12

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The second coming of Grapevine Grassroots is upon us. The Reykjavík Grapevine and Húrra partnered to resurrect the former celebration…

Safe Haven: Inside The Harbinger Project Space

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To the casual observer there seems to be a multitude of small art galleries dotting Reykjavík’s interior. However, exhibition space…

Happening Today: Nightbird Electronic Warehouse Party

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Kickstart your summer with this warehouse party tailored for the night owl in us all! The event’s organisers wanted to…

Happening Today: Markús and The Diversion Sessions Concert

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Make your way over to Tjarnarbíó this evening to view what frontman, Markús Bjarnason, calls “one of the biggest concerts…

This Week’s #GVpics Winner!

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Come one, come all! Here we have an entirely new set of glorious Instagram photos for your viewing pleasure (don’t…

Happening This Weekend: TAKTFAKT Pre-Party and After-Party

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Can’t afford the steep price tag that accompanies the TAKTFAKT Festival? No worries, we’ve got you covered. The pre- and…

Open Now: ‘Kingdom: Flora, Fauna, Fable’

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Historically, art has emphasized human interest as it pertains to earth and our surroundings. The new survey ‘Kingdom: Flora, Fauna,…

Ladies And Gents, Alvia Islandia

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Alvia Islandia. She’s damn funky. Sure, you may have guessed it from her music video for “Sugar Complex,” in which…

Reimagining The Golden Circle With Kexland

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The “Golden Circle” is a 300-kilometre loop of road in southwestern Iceland, driveable in a day, that contains several of…