Author: - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Icelandic Hockey Suffers for Lack of Ice

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Forget everything you think you know about Icelandic hockey. For Icelanders this will mean accepting that hockey is at least…

Swim Naked and Sing Your Heart Out in Helsinki

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Helsinki (Helsingfors) is in many ways the Nordic capital that tourism forgot: especially, for reasons of both light and weather,…

Trolls and Bubbling Mud Pits

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Tourists who come to Iceland for culture, rather than nature, are likely to miss Lake Mývatn. Less than two hours’…

Guantánamo Detainees Released Into Captivity

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After three years in military captivity, Rhuhel Ahmed and Asif Iqbal are touring the globe to present Michael Winterbottom’s documentary…

Icelandic Whaling: But Is It Science?

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While the debate surrounding Iceland’s decision to persist in scientific whaling rages on, Iceland’s plans for commercial whale meat sales,…

RIFF Brings Darkness to Urban Youth

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The annual Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF) is approaching, and along with it a series of seminars, symposia, celebrities and…

Minnesota Vikings to Fight Way Out Of Jungle

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Iceland enthusiast and frequent visitor (six times so far), Andy Saur is seeking to take a bit of the Viking…

Movie Reviews

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The Libertine Look, we are all Johnny Depp fans. But let’s be honest, JD’s fanbase, magically doubling in the past…

An Unnatural State Of Affairs

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Magnús Þorkell Bernharðsson is a professor of history at Williams College, visiting his native country to teach a course at…

Look Out, Reykjavík!

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If you read the last issue of the Grapevine, well, you’re probably not alone. Ever since I arrived in Iceland…