The Precious Plastic Initiative Aims To Change An Unhealthy Relationship

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Sometimes we need a reminder that even small actions—and a small number of people—can change the world. Björn Steinar Blumenstein…

Paradise Is Now: An Afternoon With Paradís Sessions On Viðey

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Rain showers hit the car windows as James Cox, the head of Paradís Sessions, picks me up around noon. A…

Of Brussels Sprouts And Bus Terminals: BSÍ Release First EP

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BSÍ is no ordinary band. Consisting of just two members, namely Sigurlaug Thorarensen (drums and vocals) and Julius Rothlaender (bass…

The Art Of Not Taking Yourself Too Seriously… As Taught By The Ancient Medicine Of Cacao

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Our society is obsessed with stimulants. Often, the healing aspects of those stimulants are long forgotten. Sure, coffee contains a…

The Multidisciplinary Art Piece “Shadow Nymphs” Explores The Dualism Of Light And Shadow

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It’s just another grey morning in Reykjavik and one cannot help feeling a little low, maybe even anxious. It is…

Visiting The Family: Norðanpaunk Assembled Iceland’s Underground Scene

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There are very few events like Norðanpaunk. In fact, I’ve never been to one that even comes close. Norðanpaunk is…

The Indoor Demon Strikes Again: Get Ready For Innipúkinn

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You all know Verslunarmannahelgi (“Shopkeeper’s Weekend”). You’re going to get shitfaced in the Westman Islands and camp in the god-forsaken…

Viking Spirit: Charge Into The Einherjar Viking Organisation’s Anniversary Festival

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All eyes are on Iceland right now. The Icelandic men’s national football team recently made world news when they entered…

Reaching For The Moon: Kælan Mikla Reissue Debut, Play with The Cure

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Even though Iceland has been cold as fuck this year, local alternative goth trio Kælan Mikla have found themselves a…

Life In Pictures: Children Know Better

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Children are the miracle of life. Within no more than nine months, humans have the ability to give birth to…

Athöfn: The 4-Day Eco-Social Festival In The South Of Iceland

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There are many challenges planet Earth faces today: waste, plastic, global warming and the destruction of nature, to mention a…

Riding Horses With A Pint Of Beer: A Day Trip To Iceland’s Golden Circle

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“I’ve ordered sun for you guys today”, says BusTravel Iceland‘s guide Ragnhildur Hjördís Lövdahl—Hilda, for short—when she picks us up…

The Space: From Creative People For Creative People

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There is fresh air in Reykjavík’s ex-industrial area, Grandi. Right next to the celebrated Omnom chocolate factory, there’s a space…

Floating In A Glacial Lagoon

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This May has been the worst May in Iceland in the last hundred years. Grey skies, rain and at times…

A Tale Of Icelandic Wool

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With the advent of tourism, Iceland’s national treasures have risen to worldwide fame. These include unpredictable volcanoes, majestic waterfalls, and,…

Momentous Moments: Where To Watch The World Cup In Reykjavík

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Iceland has already made history by becoming the smallest country (340,000 people) to participate in the World Cup, while big…

From Creative People For Creative People: The Space Reykjavík Opens Its Doors On June 16th

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There is fresh air in Reykjavík’s ex-industrial area, Grandi. Right next to the celebrated Omnom chocolate factory, there’s a space…

WOW Air Scores Worst In Service, Being On-Time, And Delay Compensation

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Iceland’s budget airline WOW Air lands in last place (72nd) in AirHelp’s ranking list of the best airlines in the…

A Blessing And A Curse: A German Perspective On Iceland’s World Cup

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I was born and raised in Germany, in a little conservative town in the Northeast that once belonged to the…

New Promo Video Of Icelandic National Team Accused Of Chauvinism

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We all know of the smiting abilities of Iceland. By qualifying for the FIFA World Cup, Iceland made history by…

Reykjavík Arts Festival: Borko Celebrates The Release Of “The Lover —Music For Dance”

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Borko, aka Björn Kristjánsson, is a compelling character. With his impressive, well-groomed beard and his intelligent eyes behind old-school glasses,…

Sharing Is Caring: Reykjavik’s First Tool Library To Open This August

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Let’s assume you’ve just bought a new hairdryer. It works perfectly until, two weeks later, it stops working all of…

Reykjavík Arts Festival: Úlfur and Halldór Eldjárn’s Reykjavik GPS Brings Interactivity To Music

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It’s one of the first bright days of the summer in Iceland when I meet composer and musician Úlfur Eldjárn…

Bridging Cultures: “Kanema’s Song” Wins Both Awards At Skjaldborg

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“In the year 2000, when my daughter Kanema was about three years old, there weren’t that many mixed families in…