Author: Lea Müller - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Airwaves 2019 Tuned In: Episode 2 Of Your Airwaves Daily Podcast Has Arrived

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The first day of Iceland Airwaves was a blast! While our six fantastic reporters are out and about to keep…

No (Of)fence Bra

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Some things simply cannot be explained by science, like what would happen if a person fell into a black hole…

New App Seeks To Help You Find The Northern Lights

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Ever drove around the countryside for hours desperately searching for the Northern Lights? We have. But fear no more, for…

Increasing Number Of Unlicensed Flights In Iceland

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In recent years, Icelandic air traffic has seen an increase in unlicensed flights, especially around the time of the annual…

Hatari To Support Klausturgate Whistleblower Bára Halldórsdóttir

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Whistleblower Bára Halldórsdóttir, who recorded the infamous conversation between members of the Central Party and People’s Party at the bar…

Halldór Eldjárn: Finding Stillness In This Hectic World

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Eldjárn—the Icelandic word for “fireiron”—suggests a sort of burning rage, but Halldór Eldjárn evokes anything but. Taking a seat at…

Artist Playlist: A Dreamy Autumn with Elín Sif

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This autumn is a busy time for young singer-songwriter Elín Sif, best known for her up-beat indie-pop tune “Make You…

Giving The Women Of Icelandic History A Voice: The Reykjavík Feminist Walking Tour

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On a chilly Wednesday evening, I stand at the foot of Ingibjörg H. Bjarnason’s statue in front of Alþingi, shivering…

Ask A Scientist: What Actually Happened During The Turkish Raid Of 1627?

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One of the most infamous events in Icelandic history is the Tyrkjaránið (The Turkish Raid) of 1627. Although it‘s commonly…

Catholic Congregation in Iceland Growing Rapidly

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Since the turn of the century, the Catholic congregation in traditionally Lutheran Iceland has grown rapidly, mainly due to immigration….

Grapevine Playlist 18: The Soul Of The Beat

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Moses Hightower – Lyftutónlist The Icelandic kings of soul, Moses Hightower, are back—with a vengeance, but with a piece of…

Well, You Asked: I’ll Tell You A Story Of Rock Bottom

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What is the best age to hit rock bottom? I’m glad you asked! Frankly though, is there ever a good…

The Icelandic Ghost Manual: Don’t Disturb The Dead, Or Else

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Anyone remotely interested in Icelandic folklore knows how to behave around hidden people, elves and trolls: avoid contact altogether. But…

Ask An Expert: Why Can Icelanders Still Read Their Medieval Manuscripts?

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Icelanders are famous for still being able to read their medieval manuscripts. But why is this? We reached out to…

Art For Free: Get Outside And Save That Cash

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Culturally immersing yourself in Iceland can be an expensive undertaking. But it doesn’t have to be. You can discover artistic…

More Than A First Lady: Iceland’s Eliza Reid Tells Her Story

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Eliza Reid, First Lady of Iceland since 2016, criticises the public depiction of women representing similar roles as hers in…

Watch Out: Storm Is Coming

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A storm is expected today at three o’clock in the afternoon in the East and Southeast of Iceland, according to…

Get Your RIFF On!: The Grapevine Picks

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Cinephiles assemble! RIFF, The Reykjavík International Film Festival is back and will be bringing some much needed visual content to…

Horror-Scopes: The Drawing Of The Taurus

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In Horror-Scopes, Grapevine’s dedicated team of amateur astrologists breaks down your upcoming weeks based on shit like what Mercury’s up…

Húsavík Town Guide: Its All About The Views

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When I first visited Húsavík in 2016 Northern Iceland felt like the edge of the world to me. Coming from…

Perfect Day: Ásrós Helga Guðmundsdóttir

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Ásrós Helga Guðmundsdóttir is one half of the indie band Between Mountains, which won Iceland’s Battle of the Bands Competition…

Can’t Help (Fall)ing: Enjoying The Autumn In Iceland

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However brief the fall season is in Iceland, it is certainly a magical time. In September and October, the leaves…

Extraordinary Aurora Weekend Ahead

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After a slow start of this autumn’s aurora season, the upcoming weekend is looking good in the forecast. Both Icelandic…

Phone Survives Spectacular Fall And A Year Outdoors

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IPhone owner Haukur Snorrason was surprised to have his device returned this week after he accidentally dropped it from a…

Jim Ratcliffe To Increase Salmon Population

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Jim Ratcliffe, the richest man of Great Britain, plans to increase the salmon population in rivers in North-East Iceland. The…