New Video Series On Iceland’s Lesser-Known Wonders Starts Now

New Video Series On Iceland’s Lesser-Known Wonders Starts Now

Andie Sophia Fontaine
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A new series of short documentaries explores some of Iceland’s stranger, lesser-known wonders, and your participation is welcome.

The series, called Iceland Is Weird But So Great, is the work of film maker and director Árni Sveinsson, in collaboration with the Reykjavík Grapevine as media partners and sponsored by Go Car rentals. The series takes a look at some aspects of life around the country that might be familiar to locals, but are probably less known to visitors to the country.

“We’re going to do these short films every month, for the next ten months,” Árni told us. “It’s all going to be something distinctive of Icelandic culture.”

The first video in the series explores the Þorrablót, a wintertime feast replete with comedy, dancing, drinking, and all kinds of delicacies you’re not likely to find anywhere else.

The series runs in both directions, too: Árni encourages our readers to contact Grapevine if they have any suggestions for possible coverage.

“We’re still looking for more ideas,” he said. “We have ten ideas already down on paper, but if anybody else has any ideas for things we should cover, by all means let us know.”

If you have any idea to throw Árni’s way, just drop us a line at with the subject line “iceland is weird but so great”.

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