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The Icelandic Roundup: Chris Burkard

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Culture Editor Josie Anne Gaitens is joined by photographer, director, adventurer and author Chris Burkard to discuss his latest project…

Lost In Google Translation: The Sea Bids Farewell—To Itself

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Climate change is really taking a turn for the (even) worse, with the ocean recently deciding to call it quits…

Perfect Day: Blær Örn Ásgeirsson

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Blær Örn Ásgeirsson is a 19-year-old disc golfer from Reykjavík. Don’t let his young age fool you though, he has…

Everything Is An Instrument: Diego Manatrizio, aka Flaaryr, Knows How To Make Music–Even From Trash

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As we step into Post-húsið, the headquarters of Reykjavík-based music collective Post-dreifing, we see Diego Manatrizio gesturing over odd-looking objects:…

Grapevine’s 20th ‘Ask Me Anything’ This Friday!

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This Friday, July 8th, at 14:30 Icelandic time, the Reykjavík Grapevine will hold its twentieth Ask Me Anything (AMA). You,…

Parents In Selfoss Say System Harms Disabled People

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Parents of Anna Bára say as soon as their daughter turned 18, the system no longer provided necessary support for…

Pilot Training To Begin On Iceland’s First Electric Aircraft

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Iceland’s first electric aircraft has been cleared to fly, and pilots will begin training to operate the plane at the…

Farmers Wary About Potato Fungus

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Farmers in southern Iceland are worried about the risk of potato blight for the second year in a row, reports…

ÓX Earns, Dill Maintains Michelin Star

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The restaurant ÓX on Laugavegur received a Michelin star yesterday at an awards ceremony for Nordic countries in Stavanger, Norway….

Two Pigs Wreak Havoc At Golf Course

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Two loose pigs made a scene at the Bakkakotsvellinum golf course in Mosfellsbær, reports RÚV. The pigs escaped from a…

Well, You Asked: Problematic Bugs and Unfortunate Dating

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Even if you ask reasonable questions, we are under no obligation to give you reasonable answers. Cry about it. What…

A Crazy Microcosm On A Fjord: LungA Is Back And Better Than Ever

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Art lovers unite in Seyðisfjörður—it’s LungA time In the middle of July, people from all over Iceland and beyond flock…

Brotherly Beer: New Brews Crackin’ Open In The Westman Islands

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Jóhann Guðmundsson on inadvertently turning passion into a job you love while bettering his home, the island of Heimaey “Now…

White-Tailed Eagles Seen In Mjóafjörður

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A family made a rare spotting of white-tailed eagles in Mjóafjörður on their way to Þingeyri, reports Visir. According to…

Overnight Stays Tripled Between Years

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Overnight stays at Icelandic accommodations were almost three times higher in May than at the same time last year. This…

Icelandic Meteorological Office Issues Yellow Warning For Much Of East

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The Icelandic Meteorological Office issued a yellow weather warning for the Northeast, East, Eastfjords, and Southeast last night through parts…

Union Head Questions Why Top Gov’t Officials Get Percentage Pay Rises Beyond General Agreement

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President of the Confederation of Icelandic Labour Unions (ASÍ) Drífa Snædal considers it strange that members of Parliament, government ministers,…

Grapevine New Music Picks: ELINBORG, Ari Árelius & Ísidór

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It’s sunny so that of course has to be compensated with dark, psychedelic and broody music. I mean this is…

Instagram vs Reality: How The Digital Age Of Tourism Changed Iceland Forever

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Tourism was the unexpected saviour of the Icelandic economy after the financial crisis of 2008, and since then social media…

Track by Track: “Ox” by Gyða

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Gyða’s latest album, “Ox,” has been garnering accolades the world over lately, as the artist continues to exceed expectations. But…

Let’s Go Camping! Some Of Our Favourite Campsites

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Grapevine’s guide on where to pitch your tent this summer The season is here. Grab your sleeping bag, a tent…