The Reykjavík Grapevine Person Of The Year Award

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Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, Former Prime Minister The Grapevine has always been the sole media outlet in Iceland that stands against…

Let Them Eat Lobster & Stuff

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It’s technically langoustine, not lobster, but Langoustine & Stuff doesn’t sound right. It misses the fricative soft rhyme of “ster”…

Grapevine’s Best Of 2016: Reykjavík’s Best Spicy Meals

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Reykjavík is a relatively small city, but even so, sometimes you need a bit of local advice to find what…

The Short Friendship Of An Icelandic Artist With The Woman Stealing Her Art

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[update: the last name of Caroline has been omitted] It could have been awkward, but instead, Inga Maria’s stay at…

Essensia: A New Taste Of Italy In Iceland

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One thing Iceland does really well is pizza. Hold on! Iceland? Yes, Iceland. Iceland might be the only place in…

Humans Of Reykjavík: Kristín Morthens

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Every issue, we will interview someone living in Reykjavík or just visiting the city, so as to share with you,…

Tagging Along With The Reykjavík Food Walk

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The idea of “Icelandic Food” is changing. A few years ago, and still a bit even today, the phrase “Icelandic…

Lunchtime Opera Gives You A Chance To Test Take-Out In Reykjavík

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Lunchtime is tricky in Iceland. It’s not really a country known for having breakfast or being on time. Lunchtime is…

Last Words: Where Should You Go Tonight?

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You’re here! Oh my! You’ve just arrived, just returned, just landed or just woke up. You’ve seen that church or…

Humans Of Reykjavik: Haraldur Bogi

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Every issue, we will interview someone living in Reykjavík or just visiting the city, so as to share with you,…

TV Series “Trapped” Renewed For Another Season And Adds Two Great Writers

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According to RÚV, Iceland’s crime TV series Trapped (Ófærð) has been renewed for a second season and added Yrsa Sigurðardóttir and Margrét…

SOUP TUESDAY: Autumn Greens, Pea And Lovage Soup

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Yes, it’s here. Autumn. The Fall. The best season, aesthetically. It’s when everyone looks their best. Fall clothing is flattering…

Golf In The Westman Islands: Being Angry and Frustrated In A Beautiful Place

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“I’m going to tell you something, ok? What shot do you really think you can do? Do you think you’re…

Lunch Dish Of The Week: Ga-LAMB-orama At Apótek

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In Iceland, “I’ll meet you tomorrow” means anything from five days to a month. It’s a confusing and hopeless act…

Have A Picnic In Reykjavík

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“All good things…” mutters my friend after many of the late nights this summer, “…must come to an end.” If…

Let Them Eat Fish: Messinn, Matur og Drykkur and Icelandic Fish and Chips

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Believe it or not, fish restaurants are relatively new in Iceland. Cod was sold from Iceland to the rest of…

True Crime Iceland: The Hitchhiker Murder

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I was only planning to scare them. I placed one shot into the rifle, which I carried in one hand,…

Last Words: Why Can’t Icelanders Throw?

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Making a generalization about an entire population is usually frowned upon. It’s the tactic of demagogues, racists and men over…

VIDEO: XXX Rottweiler Hundar Release Video Before Secret Solstice

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XXX Rottweiler Hundar have released the new single and video “Negla.” The video was shot in one day as the…

There’s No Place Like Dome: Iceland’s 5 Billion Star Hotel

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I’ve always loved dome or bubble based movies: BioDome, Bubble Boy…or any movie involving a viral outbreak and subsequent quarantine….

*MUSIC VIDEO* Hey, Gísli Pálmi, What Does “RORO” Mean?

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Gísli Pálmi, or GP, has released a new song/music video. Deciphering Icelandic rap is difficult enough, but GP manages to…

THE SKYR CHRONICLES: Icelandic Poutine

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Many people describe Skyr as Icelandic “yogurt,” but it’s actually a cheese. Traditional Skyr is really high in protein, but…

Secret Solstice: He’s Bringing Radiohead To Iceland

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This year Iceland will host Radiohead, Deftones and Die Antwoord during the Secret Solstice Festival from June 16 – 19….

THE SKYR CHRONICLES: Spaghetti Skyr-fredo, Icealy or Itland?

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Many people describe Skyr as Icelandic “yogurt,” but it’s actually a cheese. Traditional Skyr is really high in protein, but…