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…

Sweat & Nostalgia: The Second Night Of Reykjavik’s Deathfest, A Love Letter

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Dear Reykjavík Deathfest, After your decent first night of crushing extreme metal, I am full of anticipation when I arrive…

Metal Is Death: Reykjavik Deathfest’s First Night Turns Gaukurinn To Ash

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It’s Friday night. But not just any Friday night. It’s death metal night. For any fan of this subgenre, Reykjavík…

Well, You Asked: Dr. Phil On Single Gloves And Getting Rid Of Rashes

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Stuck in a tricky situation? Don’t worry. Grapevine’s official advice column is here to help you. How to get drunk…

Ask A Forester: Why Are There So Few Trees In Iceland?

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What do you do when you get lost in an Icelandic forest? Stand up. That’s one of the lamest jokes…

This Day In Icelandic History: Trading Vessels And A Nazi Attack

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One thing Icelanders are not particularly known for is their participation in wars. Even though Iceland suffered casualties during the…

The Breakfast Club: Morning Snacks & Decadent Brunches In Reykjavik

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It’s 7am on a Saturday morning. You’re up early, or maybe you’ve just arrived in Reykjavík, and you’re walking down…

Flip The Switch: Iceland’s Raflost Electronic Arts Festival Comes Online

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Do you know what animated notations are? Have you ever been to an algorave? No? Well, then listen up, because…