Author: - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Gimme Some SYKUR: Agnes Björt Andradóttir’s Perfect Day In Reykjavík

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Agnes Björt Andradóttir is best known as the singer of the iconic electro-pop act Sykur. She’s also a style icon…

Grapevine Playlist: Post-Airwaves Music Flood Edition—Great New Stuff Galore

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Much like the collapse of a Greenlandic ice shelf being caught on camera by an amateur photographer making a time-lapse,…

Anna Ásthildur Þorsteinsdóttir: Be Kind, Don’t Harass

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Iceland Airwaves is one of the biggest live music events of the year, annually attracting international visitors by the thousands…

Airwaves Saturday Super-Review: Blood Cults, Sick Bernds, JFDR-Waves, The Polo & Pan Revoltion

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Wow, Airwaves hit us like a whirlwind. What just happened? No seriously, what just happend. Read on, read on… 2…

Airwaves Friday Super-Review: aYia, BDSM Chomsky & Cell7 School4 2Bad Rappers

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Welcome to the eye of the storm. Here’s what went down in the fun and chaos of Iceland Airwaves last…

Airwaves Thursday Super-Review: HELL YES TOMM¥ €A$H & Other Stories

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After the excitement of the opening night, which our super-review team spent running between stages, checking out the venues, saying…

Coldwave & Ketamine: Grapevine’s Airwaves Wednesday Super-Review

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THE AIRWAVES ARE AMONG US. From Peter André lookalikes to taut heartstrings, flowing colours, palace muses, ketamine vs. breakfast cereal,…

The Grapevine Pre-Waves What-To-Not-Miss Guide To Airwaves 2018

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After months of buildup, the Airwaves are finally upon us. Hundreds of bands will perform in Reykjavík over the coming…

‘Let Me Fall’ Star Elín Sif Halldórsdóttir’s Perfect Day in Reykjavík

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Elín Sif is one of the lead actors in the icelandic smash hit movie ‘Let Me Fall’ (‘Lof mér að…

This Year’s Must Hears: Our Tracks Of 2018, So Far, Part One

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As we drift into autumn and both Airwaves and the end of the year get closer on the horizon, we…

The Invisible Canyon
: A Hike In The Windblown Outback Of Landmannahellir

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For many Icelanders, the summer isn’t complete without a visit to the vast, desolate heart of Iceland—The Highlands. This region…

Museums in Strange Places #20: A Visit to the War and Peace Museum

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Hey there. I’m Hannah. I’m an American museum professional and Fulbright Fellow living in Reykjavík, and I’m the host of…

Good Viibrations: On Tour With Björk & Viibra, A Utopian Photo Diary

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Björk’s 2017 album ‘Utopia’ saw her form a unique team to bring her vision into reality, and to tour it…

The Real Lava Experience: A Visit To Vík’s Brand New Icelandic Lava Show

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This September, almost 100 years after Katla’s last eruption, a particularly volcanic piece of history is brought back to life….

Life In Pictures: Reykjavík Pride

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From August 7th to August 12th, Pride took hold of Reykjavík in its loving hands to celebrate the variety of…

Museums in Strange Places #18: A Visit to Sagnheimar

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Hey there. I’m Hannah. I’m an American museum professional and Fulbright Fellow living in Reykjavík, and I’m the host of…

PHOTOS: Detox, Heklina, Drag-súgur & More Bringing You PRIDE

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On August 7th, Reykjavík Pride teamed up with Drag-súgur for a drag extravaganza the likes of which has never been seen…

Museums in Strange Places #19: A Visit to Eldheimar

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Hey there. I’m Hannah. I’m an American museum professional and Fulbright Fellow living in Reykjavík, and I’m the host of…

Artist Playlist: Acid, Berghain And CGI Vaporwave With Hermigervill

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Hermigervill is Sveinbjörn Thorarinsson, an accomplished electronic musician, performer, producer, and ever-present Reykjavík scene mainstay. With some exciting new music…

Cartoons: Climate Struggles With Elín & Lóa

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Comic masterminds Lóa and Elín got you covered, even in times of climate apocalypses or just regular Icelandic weather. Lóa:…

Chilli, Curiosities & Comedy: Kimi Tayler’s Perfect Day In Reykjavík

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When she’s not paper machéing or riding around Reykjavík on her tricked-out bicycle, comedian, visual artist and self proclaimed ‘Aspiring…

Museums in Strange Places #16: The Penis Museum

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Hey there. I’m Hannah. I’m an American museum professional and Fulbright Fellow living in Reykjavík, and I’m the host of…

Cartoons: Cats vs. Babies And Optimistic Nihilists By Elín and Lóa

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Cats, yes. Babies, no. Optimistic nihilism: maybe? Here are the latest comics from our resident illustrators Elín and Lóa. See…

Track By Track: ‘Allt í Einu’ by Andi

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Andi is an Icelandic electronica producer whose self-titled debut album won him a Grapevine Music Award in 2017. Here, he…

Artist Playlist: Underwater Grooves With Marbendill

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In Icelandic mythology, a Marbendill is the male version of a mermaid. It’s also the pseudonym of up and coming…