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…

Editorial: Utopia – Just Make It Come True

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It’s fair to say that we need to make the world a better place. The #MeToo revolution is a response…

Icelandic Facebook Groups: Pabbatips

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Facebook can affect an individual in two ways: either you end up voting for Donald Trump, or you lose hope…

Editorial: Bangs & Flairs At Iceland Airwaves

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Iceland Airwaves finished last weekend with a folksy bang and an artistic flair. Those who wanted to see the folk…

Editorial: Iceland Airwaves – Still Going Strong!

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Iceland Airwaves finished last weekend with a folksy bang and an artistic flair. Those who wanted to see the folk…

The Unexpected Sound: Four Female Composers At Iceland Airwaves

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The Iceland Symphony Orchestra played for the sixth time at Iceland Airwaves last night. All of the composers in the…

Editorial: The War On Media

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Before Donald Trump, there was guy called Davíð Oddsson. He was the prime minister of Iceland, the chairman of the…

We are idiots

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Iceland’s largest newspaper, Fréttablaðið, published an interesting poll on its frontpage in the beginning of October. The poll was based…

Brutal Headlines

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So, the government collapsed in Iceland. Again. For the third time last ten years, in fact. The reasons are a…

MPs Refused To See The Testimonies For Paedophiles

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All MPs of the Independence Party and members of the Constitutional and Supervisory Committee refused to have a look at…

Retirement Home For Houses: And Something About Swastikas.

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The house at Þingholtsstræti 9 wasn’t removed because someone sprayed a swastika on it, although that is what you were…

Ordered To Remove Candy From Esja

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The Icelandic candy factory Nói Síríus was ordered to remove an illegal box of cereal bars that they placed close…

Food Fighters

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Icelanders are, as you might have noticed, very proud of their heritage. We are in fact somewhat obsessed with it….

Island Life: Hot Local News From All Corners Of Iceland

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A partygoer was busted with a joint at a “freshman-ball” at Fjölbrautaskóli Suðurnesja in Reykjanesbær. The police crashed the ball…

Grumpy Swans Destroy Indian Drone

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A couple of malevolent swans in the Westfjords of Iceland showed some Indian tourist that they are not to be…

Troubled Party Fights For Pets At Restaurants

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The Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Björt Ólafsdóttir, announced this weekend that she is going to present a bill…

Reykjavík Of Yore: A Towering Artist

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Although we at Grapevine can be cynical about art, life and the purpose of everything—some people even think we are…