Author: Phil Uwe Widiger - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Underwater Realities: DJ. Flugvél Og Geimskip Descends To Atlantis

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Once upon a time, long before anything existed, there were ancient creatures telling stories. These stories came in the form…

From Hot Tub Dream To Big Screen: The Borgarnes Film Freaks Make It Happen

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Borgarnes is an idyllic little town in the West of Iceland. With roughly 2000 inhabitants, it could be easily overlooked…

Hearts Of Lead: Kaleikr’s Debut Is Original, Complex And Heavy

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In recent years, the Icelandic black metal scene has been flourishing. Bands such as Misþirming, Svartidauði, Sinmara and Almyrkvi (to…

Grapevine Playlist: Hermigervill, sillus, HATARI, Psychoplasmics, ZAKAZ & More

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A lot of great music sneaked out over the Christmas period, whilst your eye was off the ball, and on…

Like Flies To The Light: Kaffibarinn Hits 25, Barflies 2 Photo Book Published

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Kaffibarinn is no ordinary bar. It just recently celebrated its 25th anniversary—and in the ever-evolving nightlife environment of Reykjavík, this…

A Witness Of Life: Haraldur Jónsson Reveals His Expansive Artistic Spectrum

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I am standing in Kjarvalsstaðir museum, where Haraldur Jónsson, one of Iceland’s most renowned visual artists, celebrated the opening of…

“Inclusive Nation” Is The Cycle Music & Art Festival’s 2018 Theme

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In the age of globalisation, the concepts of nation and nationality become increasingly challenged. With immigration to Iceland on the…

Short Films And Fish: The 11th Northern Wave Film Festival Is Here

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Imagine you are sitting on the beach in Barcelona, reading about the New Wave in film, and thinking: “This is…

The Search For The Ghost Duck: The Epic Journey Of Berghaim

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Berghaim is a character that is half-hidden and half-visible. The only thing that can be seen is his face, buried…

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…