Author: Mulan - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

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Located on the south coast of Iceland by the small town of Vík í Mýrdal, Reynisfjara is a well-known beach,…

The Weight Of Air: Capturing the Intangible Through the Camera Lens of Ng Hui Hsien

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A translucent fabric quietly billows to the left when you reach the upper floor of the Reykjavík City Library. The…

Accidental Ghosts: ‘Mihkel’ Is A Film Dramatisation Of A Grisly True-Crime Tale

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In 2004, a body was found weighted down in an abandoned harbour near the east Iceland town of Neskaupstaður. The…

Dancing In Darkness: The Icelandic Dance Company Welcomes Winter

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Premiering in November at the arts festival Everybody’s Spectacular, The Best of Darkness by Erna Ómarsdóttir and Valdimar Jóhannsson is…

Yellow Weather Warning In Effect Across East Iceland

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The Icelandic Meteorological Office has issued a yellow weather warning across the Northeast, Eastern Coastal Areas, East Fjords and the…

Nationalising Words: Literature As A Means Of Bridging Iceland With The World

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Unlike in most European languages, þýða, the Icelandic word for translation, denotes translation as the act of nationalising a foreign…

Ask A Scientist: Why Are There No Telescope Arrays In Iceland?

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Being as far north as we are, and given the vast swaths of the Highlands completely untouched by urban light…

Ask a Historian: The Origins of Brennivín

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Where did brennivín come from and how did it become the nation’s drink? In an effort to dispel rumours surrounding…

Something Malevolent This Way Comes: Olaf de Fleur on adventure and exploration in the world of film

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Info Available on Netflix Inspiration Icelandic film director, scriptwriter and producer, Olaf de Fleur Johannesson, enters the international Hollywood scene…

The Rise Of ROKKY: A New Star Arrives

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Following the recent release of her debut single “My Lips,” Icelandic singer ROKKY took to the intimate attic stage of…

The Faces Of The Financial Crisis: Ten Years After The Big Crash

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2018 marks the tenth anniversary of Iceland’s devastating financial crisis. The beginning of the end can be traced back to…

In Case You Missed It: The Peace Tower Is Lit Again

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October 9 saw the annual lighting of the Imagine Peace Tower of Light on Viðey outside of Reykjavík. Created by…

Icelandic Hotel’s Latest Employee: A Cat

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Young Pál, like many from abroad, is here to try her luck in Iceland. However, the work of this employee…

Dyrhólaey: South Iceland’s Most Awe-Inspiring Viewpoint

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Ten minutes drive from Vík, Dyrhólaey is named after a stone arch that was eroded by the ocean from the…