Author: - The Reykjavik Grapevine

The Motion Boys Fear For Their Success

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How did it all start? Árni: We started working together about a year ago. Biggi asked me to help arrange…

Morr Music: One Big Happy Family

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The Berlin based independent music label, Morr Music, known for its quality electronic and dreamy indiepop releases is highly influential…

First Vegetarian

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The restaurant Á næstu grösum, located on the corner of Laugavegur and Klapparstígur, is popular with locals who want healthy…

Vegamót

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Dining at Vegamót is in my view never a disappointing experience. The exceptionally large, varied and reasonably priced menu –…

International Music Festival in Akureyri

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Organised for the second time, this year’s Akureyri International Music Festival (AIM) will take place at various venues in the…

Expanding the Documentary Culture

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Reykjavík Documentary Workshop is a newly founded independent documentary association with the goal of spreading the culture of documentary filmmaking…

A Thrill Like No Other

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On a sunny Friday afternoon in May, the Grapevine staff parked in front of a small hut by the roots…

A Cross Between Power and Vulnerability

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New York artist Spencer Tunick is an internationally acclaimed photographer and performance artist, renowned for his abstract creations featuring groups…

Asía

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Opening its doors in 1989, Asía is among the oldest Asian restaurants in the city. Specializing in the Chinese cuisine…

An Ample Dose of Happiness

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After squeezing through an almost impenitrable crowd (receiving pokes and evil eyes as a reward for my aggression) I finally…

A Day Trip to the South Coast: Seljalandsfoss

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When driving along the south coast of the country, admirable sights that will fill your camera’s memory card pretty quickly…

A Day Trip to the South Coast: Skógar

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If you continue driving east along the ring road, you will soon notice another one of Iceland’s remarkable waterfalls, Skógarfoss,…

A Day Trip to the South Coast: Dyrhólaey and Vík í Mýrdal

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Dyrhólaey, a long preserved promontory stretching from the coast and out into the ocean, is the southernmost part of Iceland….

A Day Trip to the South Coast: Mt. Hekla

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On the way back to the capital a short detour up to Mt. Hekla comes highly recommended. This dignified and…

Vesturport: “A Bunch of Divas”

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Since it was founded in 2001, Reykjavík-based independent theatre company Vesturport has been known for being innovative, unrestrained and provocative,…

Barinn

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The vibrant three-floor bar, somewhat confusingly named Barinn (The Bar), located on the corner of Laugavegur and Klapparstígur is one…

Ostabúðin

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Ostabúðin (The Cheese Store) on Skólavörðustígur is among the most beloved gourmet stores in the city and its popularity is…

The Arty East

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“By organising a unique international film and video festival here in Egilsstaðir, we are trying to get rid of the…

Tapas barinn

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Dining at a fine Tapas restaurant is always a flavourful fiesta for the mouth and the deservedly popular Tapas Barinn…

HabiBi

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When it comes to fast-food, the Grapevine staff has dined at almost every single joint located in the city centre…

Reykjavík Pizza Company

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At the top of Laugavegur is the pizza fan’s favourite, Reykjavík Pizza Company. Established by the same owners as Eldsmiðjan…

A Day Trip to Borgarfjörður: Borgarnes

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The small town Borgarnes is located at the shore of Borgarfjörður and is the service and trade centre for the…

A Day Trip to Borgarfjörður: Reykholt

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No traveller interested in the country’s history should ignore a trip to Reykholt, a parsonage in Reykholtsdalur valley that has…

A Day Trip to Borgarfjörður: Borg á Mýrum

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The west coast of Iceland is rich with history and interesting sights to explore. The area isn’t only known for…

A Day Trip to Borgarfjörður: Barnafoss and Hraunfossar

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Only a few minutes by car east of Reykholt are two of the country’s more spectacular waterfalls, Barnafoss (Children’s Waterfall)…