Grapevine Playlist: Birnir, AAIIEENN, Hekla, BleachKid Funi, Saga Nazari & more

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Like a skulk of hangry arctic foxes prowling into your living room, here’s the new Grapevine playlist, including more hip-hop,…

What Are Icelanders Talking About?: Tongue-Gate, Mountain Dew Attack & Political Turmoil

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Icelanders may be a bit sheltered on this isolated rock, but that does not mean that terror does not strike…

Music News: Extreme Chill Schedule Finalised, Hayley Kiyoko Plays Airwaves, Birnir’s Matador On Fire

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The Extreme Chill festival schedule has been finalised. The avant-garde music festival that takes place September 6th-9th, with its focus on…

Well, You Asked: Drive Yourself To The Brink Of Despair

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

Erik Hamrén New Iceland Mens Football Coach

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South African football team Mamelodi Sundowns announced earlier tonight that Erik Hamrén, their Head of Technical, has been released from…

Travel Warning: Skaftá Flooding Imminent

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The Skaftárjökull glacier ice sheet has collapsed by eleven meters since midnight and electrical conductivity in Skaftá is increasing. The…

40% Of Drunk Drivers Foreign

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Out of the 1,300 drivers suspected of drunk driving by the police this year, around 40% of them were of…

Statistics Show More Signs Of The Tourism Slowdown

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Warning: Math heavy article coming up. Prepare yourself for some hard numbers. This June, tourists spent a total of 1,188,600…

Chaotic Weather Misers Unveil Forecast For Holiday Weekend

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The least popular group of people in iceland, those mean people at the Icelandic Weather Office, have deemed that this…

The Rainbow Road: It’s Pride Time In Reykjavík

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The annual Reykjavik Pride festival returns, running from August 7-12th. The festival has grown year by year, but at its…

Grapevine Playlist: Bjarki, John Grant, Hjálmar, RVKDTR, Axel Flóvent & more

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Like a pack of raging, ravenous polar bears charging into your living room, here are the latest tracks we’ve been…

Music News: Ambitious Tours, Reykjavík Jazz Festival, Bjarki Going Strong, Busy FALK & More

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Three Icelandic acts are embarking on ambitious tours this year. First, mom-folk strummer Axel Flovent is heading out on a…

Aussie Comedian Jono Duffy Harasses Tourists In Iceland

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This Friday, the pilot episode of “An Evening With Jono Duffy” will premiere. The new talk show, featuring Australian comedian…

Opinion: Volkswagen’s World Cup Ad Insults The Entire Icelandic Nation

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A Volkswagen ad about Icelandic football, depicting an Icelandic couple in a car, is causing an uproar on Icelandic social…

Design For A World At A Crossroad: DesignTalks 2018

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Design, to differentiate it from art, is all about function. Aesthetics, or the visual, the beautiful, is but one of…

These Are The Parties On New Years Eve 2017-8

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Generally Icelanders do a lot of home-partying on New Years Eve, celebrating the last day of the year and going…

Grapevine Playlist: Högni, dj. flugvél og geimskip, Kælan Mikla & More

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Here are five new Icelandic tracks that have been swirling around on the Grapevine’s office stereo. DJ flúgvel og geimskip…

Night And Day Festival Cancelled

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The Night and Day festival, hosted by The xx and scheduled to take place mid-July by Skógafoss, has been cancelled….

Pillow Fight: The Test Of Manhood

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In years past, one of the most popular attractions of Mariners’ Day was the pillow fight on the plank, in…

Day One of Sónar Reykjavík – The Video!

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The video from our first day at Sónar Reykjavík is here! View it in full-screen and turn the volume all…

Game Of Thrones Breaking Icelandic Environmental Regulations

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Minutes ago, national radio news service RÚV announced that the filming crew shooting the popular fantasy TV series Game of…

Storms And Stampedes: A Grumpy Icelander Does The Golden Circle

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The Golden Circle is the Icelandic travel standard. Like ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ as a Christmas movie, or beer as…

New-Years Partying 2016 in Reykjavík

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NEW YEARS EVE Generally Icelanders do a lot of home-partying on New Years Eve. Many bars are closed for the…

Last Words: RIP Modernity

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We don’t really know who we want to be now. Some of us want to be 18th century lumberjacks, on…