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Best Of Reykjavík Drinking 2021: Best Outdoor Drinking

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The pandemic restrictions certainly shook up the Reykjavík bar scene in 2020, but that doesn’t mean that our favourite drinking…

Conscious Consumption: Locally-Made Products To Satiate All Your Desires

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With the latest reports on climate change painting a grim picture, it’s past time to take action. One of the…

A Life Well Lived: Inside Professor Torfi Tulinius’ Perfect Day

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Torfi Tulinius is a professor of Icelandic Medieval Studies at the University of Iceland. He completed his PhD at the…

Vínbúðin Reports Record Alcohol Sales

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State alcohol and tobacco store, Vínbúðin, reports record sales this July. The holiday weekend has historically been a busy one…

A Rainbow Under Grey Skies

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Today a rainbow will appear in Reykjavík to break up the usual grey skies, however this rainbow will be under…

Video Premiere! Amiina’s ‘Pharology’ EP Gets A Visceral, Primal Accompaniment

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Pharology: the scientific study of lighthouses. Coming from that, the epithet Pharologist describes those who once specialised in their use…

Reykjavík Councilperson Calls For Better Infrastructure For Scooters, Questions Logic Of Ban

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Dóra Björt Guðjónsdóttir, Pirate Party representative in the Reykjavík Planning and Transportation Council, suggests that if electric scooters are to…

Possible Banning Of Electric Scooters On Weekends

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A new report on traffic safety made for the City of Reykjavík calls for the potential banning of electric scooter…

Spending From Locals And Tourists Is Making A Comeback

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Foreign tourists and their wallets are in full force this year, compared to last year. Credit card charges accounted for…

Almost A Third Of Young People In Iceland Are Using Snus

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The sale of snus, nicotine pouches, have multiplied in recent years and it’s now estimated that one third of young…

Tales Of A Michigan Boy: The Open Book Of John Grant

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“I suppose I never really tire of going back over my life, and trying to figure out what the fuck…

Authorities Appeal For Volcano Visitor Safety Awareness

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Icelandic authorities yesterday called for visitors to the volcanic eruption site in Geldingadalur to be more aware of safety. Local…

Lost In Google Translation: British Bríet And The Thirst For Balls

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Google mistranslates a couple of recent Icelandic news headlines into English, and we giggle behind our hands. Ball-thirsty ballers Here…

Bill Aims To Support Microbreweries In Iceland

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Progressive Party MP Þórarinn Ingi Pétursson and others from his party have submitted a bill to Parliament which aims to…

Bill Re-Submitted To Allow Home Brewing For Private Consumption

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Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson, MP for the Pírate Party, has re-submitted a bill to lift the ban on home brewing for…

Reykjavík Police Raid Illegal Party

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Last night police broke up a party in central Reykjavík, charging revellers and the managers of a local business with…

Restaurants Reshaping In The Midst Of A Pandemic

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“You shmear the butter all over the dosa,” my Dad demonstrates. “Like this,” he says, as he tenderly traces the…

Reading Too Much Into The Icelandic Book Prize Nominees 2021

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In Iceland, you can be sure that two things happen every year in January: bad weather and the Icelandic Book…

Alcohol Sales Went Through The Roof Last Year

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The Icelandic government-run liquor store, Vínbúðin, has never sold as much alcohol as they did last year according to Morgunblaðið….

Three Icelandic Christmas Movies To Watch Over The Holidays

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Icelandic filmmaking gets better every year. But while most Icelandic filmmakers are fond of dramas, they only occasionally pop out…

SUPPORT THE HOLIDAY ECONOMY!: The Grapevine’s Last-Minute Gift Guide

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We get it: You’ve got a lot on your mind. You forgot to get gifts. It’s December 21st. So let…