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…

Editorial: Silly Season With A Taste Of Cucumber

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There are two news stories I remember reading in the past two weeks. One was about a twenty-something makeup artist…

News: The Top Stories, July 14th–July 27th

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It’s been a dry two weeks here up North, news wise, and for a weekend the weather decided to mirror…

Forty To Fifty Earthquakes In Southern Iceland, Tremors Felt In Reykjavík

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The people of Reykjavík felt an earthquake around 11:40 this morning. The Icelandic Met office (Veðurstofa íslands) reported that they…

Reykjavík Of Yore: A Spinning Political Monument

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Perlan in Öskjuhlíð is some kind of Icelandic version of a Ferris wheel. The restaurant on top of the old…

The Hip-Hop Industry Needs To Check Themselves Before They Wreck Themselves

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The last issue of the Reykjavík Grapevine was met with some harsh criticism. People on social media raised some good…

We Need To Talk About The Water Closet

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For decades now, the Icelandic nation has successfully been using something called a toilet. Some call it a bathroom. But…

Reykjavík Of Yore: From Mundane To Watergate

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Well, to be honest, the story of Háteigskirkja is painfully uninteresting. This is probably not the best way to start…

The PR Generation

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I consider myself lucky in a way that I didn’t grow up with constant internet connectivity. When I was a…

How to Become Icelandic in 60 Minutes: Rude, Drunk and Boundlessly Optimistic


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Are Icelanders just like everyone else or are they a little, well… special? This show, which purports to teach you…

Weird Flag Ceremony At Eurovision Probably A Violation Of Icelandic Law

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Icelandic singer and Eurovision hopeful Svala Björgvinsdóttir participated in a weird flag ceremony in Kiev in Ukraine last Sunday, in…

Strolling around with Sorelle

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Our favorite YouTube star, Sorelle Amore from Australia, showed our Facebook followers around the summer streetlife of downtown Reykjavík last…

Sexy Gandalf And Something About Abortion

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What would happen if a bunch of nerdy intellectuals assembled some kind of strip show? Well, we would probably have…

The Same Goal

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Here’s the thing: terrorism is a form of politics. It’s a disgusting and extreme form of politics, but it’s nothing…