The Absurd Case Of The Punk Mayor And Banksy

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When Jón Gnarr, former mayor of Reykjavík and a renowned artist, published a picture of him with his dog going…

Food of Iceland: Prince Póló

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The rule in Iceland before 1990 was basically this: If it’s good, it’s probably banned. For example, beer was banned…

Word of the Issue: Skíthæll

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So you really don’t like that insanely expensive bagel that you bought at the tourist stop near Geysir and can’t…

Word Of The Issue: Utangátta

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‘Utangátta’ has suddenly become a mystical word in Hollywood, thanks to Cary Fukunaga’s hit Netflix series ‘Maniac.’ In episode nine,…

Great Moments In Icelandic Cuisine: Bjúga

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Tired of overpriced tattered hot dogs? Well, why not try out some long, thick bjúga? While Europe was getting all…

A Nordic Requiem For Junkies: Film Review

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Iceland is no exception when it comes to the opioid crisis gripping the Nordic countries, and of course, the U.S.,…

Making Of An Artist: Badass Women And Political Art With Brynhildur Karlsdóttir

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Brynhildur Karlsdóttir has made some serious waves in the punk universe as the incredible singer of the punk band Hórmónar—’whores,…

The War Of The Bureaucrats: Some Jokes Are All About Timing And The Right Audience

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When Líf Magneudóttir, a Left Green city councilperson, stuck her tongue out during a city board meeting, she probably thought…

Word Of The Issue: Skítseiði

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Icelanders, like the rest of the world, have been following the news about former TV villain turned former White House…

Word of the Issue: Bongóblíða

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One of the most-used words in Icelandic to describe really good weather is ‘Bongóblíða.’ The origin of the word is…

Grapevine Playlist: ASTVALDUR, Omotrack, Kristín Anna, Andi, Mosi & More

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Like eight glorious sea eagles swooping majestically into your living room, we present to you the essential Icelandic tracks of…

Making Of An Artist: Achromatopsia & The Man On The Moon With Árni Vilhjálmsson

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Árni Vilhjálmsson is an established artist, musician and actor in Iceland. He was a member of the legendary electro party-band…

The Wonderful Icelandic Festival Frenzy: Think Fyre Was Disastrous?

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Summer in Iceland is like a fixed roulette game that you always somehow lose. Icelanders, though, never get tired of…

Icelandic Food: Fish Balls In A Tin

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Nobody goes through life without asking themselves some vital questions. Like, is there life after death? Is there life on…

Well, You Asked… A World Cup Advice Special

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With the world’s attention focussed on Iceland like a more friendly version of the Eye of Sauron, we’ve been fielding…

Fifteen Minutes Of Horror: An Icelander’s Perspective On The World Cup

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Icelanders are afraid of two things at some stage of their lives. First, it’s Grýla—the baby-eating mother of the Yule…

Siglunes Guesthouse: A Warm Sanctuary In A Cold Place

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Between the snowy mountains in Siglufjörður, you can find a hot and passionate chef from the warm country of Morocco,…

Editorial: We Salute You, Foreign Workers Of Iceland

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Let’s be honest about this; the unions in Iceland are broken. One of the biggest unions of them all, Efling,…

36 Bankers, 96 Years In Jail

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Local news outlet Fréttablaðið has calculated that in the past few years the Icelandic judiciary has sentenced 36 bankers to a total…

Iceland Wants To Ban Circumcision Of Young Boys

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MPs from five different political parties want Iceland to ban the circumcision of young boys in the country, RÚV reports….

Músíktilraunir Winners Between Mountains Unveil Spectacular Debut Video

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Between Mountains have unveiled a spectacular music video about a dystopian world where the colourful people have taken over the…

The Curious Case Of The Paralysed Lawyer

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Almost six million ISK (€48,000) has been collected in a campaign to bring home an Icelandic woman who was paralysed…

Picture Of Ed Sheeran Published By Mistake With Icelandic Obituary

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All Icelanders get their name printed at least once in Iceland—when they die. The oldest newspaper in Iceland, Morgunblaðið, has…

Grapevine Playlist: Hatari, Cyber, Daði Freyr, Alvia, RVKDTR, Sóley & More

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The first Grapevine Playlist of 2018 rounds up a few releases that sneaked out over the holiday period, from weird…