Author: Sam O'Donnell - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Hatari Releases New Album, Neyslutrans, World Rejoices

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Everyone’s favourite leather-clad, anti-capitalist, Palestinian-Flag-waving, rubber-curious, zombie-tween, tax-evading, sexually-charged, industrial-techno-metal group has released a new album called Neyslutrans, and holy…

Record Breaking Avalanche In Flateyri

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Experts from the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) have measured the avalanche in Flateyri, and determined that it is the largest…

KALEO Releases Two New Songs

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KALEO has released two new songs today. “I Want More” and “Break My Baby” are the first songs the band…

Happening: Hvellur at Bíó Paradís

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Come out and see one of the most important events in modern Icelandic history as told by people who were…

Øland At The National Theatre

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I’m sitting at a marble table across from Katrín Gunnarsdóttir in the café of the National Theatre. She is one…

Soaking In Love: A Relaxing Time In The Húsafell Canyon Baths

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Standing in a heated, pine-panelled room, putting off changing into my swimsuit to bathe in the Húsafell outdoor hotpot Giljaböð,…

The Cows Came Home

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The cows at Hvanneyrarbúið spent a night on the town after opening their barn door and letting themselves out in…

More Stormy Weather On The Horizon

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Southwesterly winds are approaching the West Fjords today, bringing stormy weather and hail. An orange alert is in effect for…

Hildur Guðnadóttir Wins Golden Globe For Joker

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Hildur Guðnadóttir has won the Golden Globe for Best Original Score for ‘Joker’. This is the first time a woman…

Reindeer On The Road

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Drivers in the east and southeast are urged to exercise caution as there have been a considerable number of reindeer…

Yellow And Orange Warnings For The Weekend

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The Icelandic Meteorological Office has issued orange and yellow warnings for the entire country to go in effect on Saturday,…

Lights In The Sky: BusTravel Iceland’s Northern Lights Tour

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The Northern Lights — also known as the Aurora Borealis — have captivated and enthralled those in Iceland since the…

Metal And Indie Make Sam Happy

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Une Misère – Sermon What a fucking album this is. This celebration of suffering is a series of well-polished anthems…

Christmas Art Market In Reykjavík

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Tucked away on Freyjugata, Ásmundarsalur is a quaint art space/coffee shop that runs a number of exhibits year round. From…

New Traffic Laws In 2020

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At the start of 2020, police will begin fining people who park backwards on the road. This is only one…

Airline Recap: A Game Of Business

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In March, WOW Air ceased operations after a long, tedious and public financial struggle. The question of how the tourism…

Weekend Forecast: Cold As Hell

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The temperature will drop to -20°C in some parts of the country today. These cold temperatures are expected to continue…

VIDEO: Þór Rides Into The Storm!

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This morning, the coast guard’s patrol ship Þór made contact with the massive storm that is expected to hit us…

Icelanders Nervous On Social Media Over Storm Forecast

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Icelanders have been talking endlessly about the coming storm on Twitter. It’s all over Vísir, Rúv, and other news media…

Snow, Rain, And Wind Sweep Iceland

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Brace yourselves, folks, we got a wild storm coming up. Those of you who were up early will remember the…

Five Men Arrested, One Man Dead

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Police in Úlfarsárdalur were on high alert at 3:00 on Sunday morning, when they responded to a report that a…

Writing Is Einar Már Guðmundsson’s Politics

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Author Einar Már Guðmundsson has been publishing books for nearly forty years. He wrote the critically acclaimed novel ‘Angels of…

Pave The Parking Lot, Put Up Paradise

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The Transportation Authorities agreed at a meeting on Wednesday to a new land development plan for Hlemmur, Vísir reports. If…

Temperatures Dropping, Snow Falling, Almost Like It’s Winter

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Experts at the Icelandic Met Office are predicting that temperatures will continue to drop over the coming days, after some…

Katrín Jakobsdóttir Meets The Queen At The NATO Summit

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Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir met Queen Elizabeth at the NATO Summit in London on Tuesday, Vísir reports. The meeting celebrated…