Dreifing In Bagdad: The Sunny Nostalgia Of The Bagdad Brothers

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With their warm, flowing, mellow sound, Bagdad Brothers are a unique addition to the ever-blossoming Reykjavík music scene. They describe…

Flying Cars: The Monster Off-Roaders Are Back In The Air

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Invented in Iceland in the 1960s, Formula Off Road is considered to be one of the most extreme forms of…

The Crazy Flight Of The Icelandic Bitcoin Bandit

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Last month, the Icelandic media was trying to keep up with a very strange criminal case which involved a “prison…

The Valley Of The Geysers

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Although the weather can still be quite cold here in Iceland, that mild inconvenience doesn’t discourage people from visiting. For…

Photos: Grapevine Grassroots n° 5

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It’s true that at first glance the music scene in Reykjavík presents itself as very colourful and vibrant, but after…

The Wild Westfjords: A Whistle-Stop Tour Of Ísafjörður And Súðavík

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It was a very frosty morning in early March. I woke up too early for my own good, as I…

Ask A Glaciologist: Are Glaciers Melting Too Fast In Iceland?

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One of the arguments that the global warming deniers can’t really argue with is the grim reality of the melting…

The Dark Side Of Masculinity, Or How Rigid Behaviour Codes Hinder Men’s Potential

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Toxic masculinity is not the easiest of concepts to just delve into, as it comes with an abundance of negative…

A Quiet Wave Of Change: In Conversation With Katrín Gunnarsdóttir

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“Crescendo”, the new work by the acclaimed choreographer Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, opens tonight at Tjarnarbíó. It is a conceptual piece, gentle…

Ask A Sociologist: What Could Be The Next Step In The Struggle For Gender Equality?

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Iceland is famous for being a leader in the fight for gender equality, topping the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender…

The Fjords Are Alive With The Sound Of Aldrei Fór Eg Suður’s 15th year

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Easter is right around the corner, which means one thing for the Westfjord town of Ísafjörður—it’s about to get really…

Ask A Geoscientist: What’s With This Eggy Water?

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Tap water in Iceland: pure, refreshing and—as they often say about the best things in life—it comes for free. Why,…

Life In Pictures: Diary Of An Activist

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Sigursteinn Másson is a busy man. Following a long and successful career in the television industry, he decided to concentrate…

Workers’ Spring: Meet The Immigrants Who Are Aiming For A Real Change

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This spring, something revolutionary might happen in the realm of Icelandic trade unions. After 18 years of running Efling, one…

Avalanche Risk Rising Across The Country

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Following heavy snowfall covering most of the country in recent days, RÚV reports that the weather might only get worse…

52 Refugees On Their Way To Iceland

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In the next few weeks 52 new refugees are expected to arrive to Iceland, as reported by Vísir.is. Most of…

Iceland Prominent In Super Bowl Ads

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Even though there were no Icelandic representatives to be found at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis during Super Bowl night,…

Danish-Icelandic Movie ‘Vinterbrødre’ Showered With Awards

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Hlýnur Pálmason’s debut feature ‘Vinterbrødre’ (‘The Winter Brothers’) received on Sunday the annual Robert Award for Best Film from the Danish…