You Have To Confirm It With Your Own Hands: Seeing Believing Having Holding Debuts At i8

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You might be familiar with a famous motif in visual art, that of Thomas, one of the Biblical disciples, sticking…

Something For Everyone: Bike Cave

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Located in the Skerjafjörður neighbourhood behind the domestic airport, the Bike Cave is somewhat out of the way for travellers…

One Night Only: In Reykjavík, Pop-Up Restaurants Keep… Popping Up

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Walking into the open, dining room at ‘slow-food’ favourite Bergsson’s harbourside satellite location in late September, we knew we were…

On The Road Again (And Again)

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In a wide, grassy meadow where the road to Húsavík breaks off from the Ring Road, you’ll encounter a rather…

Casa Grande: Go Big Or Go Home

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Located in a red corrugated iron house overlooking the old harbour, Casa Grande is situated smack-dab in the middle of…

Misbehaving Nuns, Ancient Ice: Five Seasonal South Iceland Sights

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Ideally, all of your travels in Iceland would be accompanied by mild weather and cloudless skies, but waiting for perfect…

Feeling Parsley, Hearing Voices At The Iceland Writers Retreat

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The second annual Iceland Writers Retreat took place this past weekend, bringing together acclaimed authors from Canada, Iceland, Norway, the…

Iceland Writers Retreat Redux

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Going into its second year, the Iceland Writers Retreat—which, armchair copyeditors take note, is purposely “apostrophe free”—is riding high on…

Yule Year-Round: Visting Jólagarðurinn

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A visit to the JólagarðurThis fall, while planning my first trip up North, I messaged a friend of mine who…

Kicking Off Iceland Noir 2014

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Following the easygoing success of last year’s inaugural Iceland Noir crime lit festival, this year’s event is already off to…

Back To Basics

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Brynja Pétursdóttir And Natasha Monay Royal Bring Street Dance To Iceland, One Step At A TimeAlthough contemporary hip hop culture…

Everyone’s A Chef

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Fine Icelandic cuisine made simple at Salt EldhúsI walk into Salt Eldhús (“Salt Kitchen”) on a rainy summer afternoon that…

The Way We Live Now

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‘News Muse’ by Vala HafstaðTaking its inspiration from idiosyncratic headlines around the globe, ‘News Muse’ by Vala Hafstað combines two…

Selling Like Hot (Crab) Cakes

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Located further afield than most of Reykjavík’s new brigade of food trucks, Walk the Plank—specializing in crab cake sliders from…

Remembrance and Re-Remembrance

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The Dance for Me theater company’s “Petra” at TjarnarbíóFollowing the astounding success of their last collaboration, “Dansaðu fyrir mig,” (‘Dance…

When Dreams Become Realities

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Brogan Davison, Pétur Ármannsson and Ármann Einarsson talk creative collaboration, artistic growth and family tiesIn early 2012, 49-year-old Ármann Einarsson,…

Have You Seen Hidden People?

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Unnur Jökulsdóttir gathers first-hand accountsDuring her childhood in Flói, a small rural area in Southwest Iceland, author Unnur Jökulsdóttir grew…

Bárðarbunga Earthquake Visualization

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An Icelandic computer scientist has created a data visualization showing all of the Bárðarbunga earthquakes measuring over 1.5 on the…

Hiding in Plain Sight

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Remote viewer Aaron C. Hanson talks remote viewing, Hidden People and Iceland’s “Next Most Significant Event”In early 2014, we at…

Bárðarbunga Volcano Watch: The Afternoon Edition

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Don’t panic.Volcano watch is still in full swing, but no eruption yet. In the meantime, here’s a roundup of the…

Readers’ Huldu-fólktales

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Since our Hidden People issue came out on Friday, readers have been submitting their own elf-encounter tales left and right….

Hidden People: They’re Just Like Us (Kind Of)

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When foreign media outlets report on Iceland and need to add a little local colour, they will invariably throw in…

Hidden People Folktales

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It is due to the efforts of two men, Jón Árnason (1819-1888) and Magnús Grímsson (1825-1860), that such a large…

Reykjavík Pride Starts Today!

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Reykjavík Pride (Hinsegin dagar), a six day celebration emphasizing LGBTQIA visibility, solidarity, and yes, pride, starts today. Reykjavík Pride began…