Where The Mighty River Flows: A Trip To Brúarhlöð Canyon

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Brúarhlöð is a hidden gem many tourists miss out on despite it lying conveniently close to Þingvellir and other Golden…

Great Moments In Icelandic Cuisine: Sheep Head

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Throughout history, sheep have been intrinsically linked to survival in Iceland. They provide Icelanders with fluffy wool for their famous…

The Icelandic Opioid Crisis: Iceland Approaching U.S. Numbers In Drug-Related Deaths

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In the first half of 2018, 29 recorded deaths in Iceland were likely to be related to drug overdoses. This…

Further Up And Further In: A Journey Through Misty Mountains, Eternal Ice, And Singing Caves

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After a visit to Ólafsvík, a sleepy village nestled in between the sea and the northern foot of Snæfellsjökull glacier,…

Grapevine Playlist: Birnir, AAIIEENN, Hekla, BleachKid Funi, Saga Nazari & more

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Like a skulk of hangry arctic foxes prowling into your living room, here’s the new Grapevine playlist, including more hip-hop,…

Dress To Impress: Where To Look For Unique Outfits In Reykjavík

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For those who want to resist the omni-present, ever-growing influence of H&M, hope remains. Reykavík still offers a wide range…

The Smiters Reawaken: Our Girls To Shatter German Psyche, “Horror Hooves” Provokes Limb Frenzy & More

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The football – and thereby the smiting – is returning to European shores, but the times they are a-changin’. Coach…

Great Moments In Icelandic Cuisine: Plokkfiskur

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One of Icelanders’ most beloved dishes is ‘plokkfiskur’—a traditional fish stew, which roughly translates as ‘plucked fish.’ It’s a go-to…

A Wide Range Of Voices: A Glimpse Into The Current Icelandic Poetry Scene

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Crowds gather to listen to poetry, cram into tiny spaces to attend poetry evenings and queue to receive a poem…

Research Of Sacrificed Animals Unravels New Information On Viking Age

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Rúnar Leifsson, a PhD candidate in archaeology at the University of Iceland, has been examining bones from animals such as…

Kópavogur Rescue Team Announced BDSM Party

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Some Icelanders were quite astonished to receive an invitation to an epic BDSM party from none other than the Kópavogur…

Icelandic Whalers Kill Pregnant Fin Whale

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German non-profit Hard to Port and Sea Shepherd UK report that Icelandic whaling company Hvalur hf. killed a pregnant endangered fin…

Soaking Next to a Geysir: A Trip to the Secret Lagoon

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While the Secret Lagoon may not be that secret anymore, it is still worth a visit. Located conveniently close to…

Stelpurnar Okkar: Iceland’s National Women’s Football Team On Way To The World Cup

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After the extensive reporting on Strákarnir Okkar’s (“Our Boys”) journey to the World Cup, it’s high time we focus on…

Smoothielicious: The Grapevine Guide To Smoothies In Reykjavík

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Have you ever craved a smoothie when out and about in sunny Reykjavík? Well, we have. So we formed a…

Ask A Geneticist: Why Do Icelandic Horses Have More Gaits Than Most Horse Breeds?

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In addition to most horses’ usual three gaits, the Icelandic horse is well known for having two more: tölt and…

“An Addition To History”: Bones From The 9th Century Lead To Investigation

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Animal bones from the 9th century, which had been discovered in Sandvík in the Westfjords, have led to an archaeological…

What Have We Won?: Middle-Distance Running!

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While Iceland’s success in the area of javelin throwing might not come as a big surprise—considering their Viking past of…

Thinking Beyond The Next Night: Reykjavík Tackles The Challenge Of Homelessness

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A difficult housing situation has led to a reported increase from 179 homeless people in Reykjavík in 2012, to 349…

Great Moments In Icelandic Cuisine: Kleinur

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Have you ever wondered what that delicious twisted pastry is, often served to complement a standard cup of coffee? Sometimes…

Music News: President Bongo, Airwaves For Gender Equality, G Y D A’s Moonchild

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Acclaimed producer and DJ President Bongo—a former member of GusGus—has announced a new solo record. The release is the third…

Reykjavík Mayor Hit By Rare Disease: Dagur Suffers From Reactive Arthritis

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Dagur B. Eggertsson, who has been the Mayor of Reykjavík since June 2014, has been diagnosed with reactive arthritis after…

Inspiring: Ice Cream Sales Not Influenced By Bad Weather

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You might remember the sweet, promising sound of the approaching ice cream truck from blissful childhood days, when you would…

The Grapevine Interns Present: The Official Summer 2018 Playlist

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Even though this year, with its lack of warmth and sunshine, the Icelandic summer has been anything but summery, we,…