Author: - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Learn As You Listen: The Mussila Music School App Takes Off

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Mussila Music School is a new music learning app for children. Developed right here in Iceland, it makes learning music…

Show of Power: The Future of the Filibuster in Iceland

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Last month saw one of the longest filibusters in Icelandic history. The Centre Party’s populist grandstanding over routine—and, for Iceland,…

Nature Abhors A Vacuum: In The Wake Of WOW

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The Reykjavík Grapevine and most of Iceland have been watching the struggles of WOW Air since last year as it…

Iceland’s Umbrella Academy: Immigrants Getting Organised

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Over the past few decades Iceland has transformed from an isolated, homogenous country of emigration to a globalised, diverse country…

Broken Chains: The Struggles of Foreign Fast Food in Iceland

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On New Year’s Day, Icelanders woke to the closure of Dunkin’ Donuts. The American doughnut chain, perhaps better known for…

Last Word: Bussing Blind in Reykjavík

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Strætó, Reykjavík’s oft-maligned bus company, has improved its service over the past few years. Buses run later, more frequently, and…

Weathering The Climate: Economic Challenges In The Era Of Global Warming

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Iceland’s weather over the last year has been strange, to put it mildly. It has essentially been one long season—winter—with…

The Next Battle In Iceland’s War On The Car: Road Tolls

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Road tolls and radical urban planning are among this years challenges for the city of Reykjavík. Reykjavík and the surrounding…