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Fri, 19 Apr 2024 15:35:23 +0000
Grapevine Events: Icelandic Sorcery Festival, Drag Expanded & So Much More
Ahead of Record Store Day on April 20, Grapevine’s journalists Jóhannes Bjarkason and Rex Beckett discussed the hottest happenings in... The post Grapevine Events: Icelandic Sorcery Festival, Drag Expanded & So Much More appeared first on The...

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 11:43:25 +0000
Grapevine New Music: Teitur Magnússon, Logi Pedro, Cyber & More
Somebody told me that you had a girlfriend that looked like a boyfriend, who never wanted to miss out on... The post Grapevine New Music: Teitur Magnússon, Logi Pedro, Cyber & More appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 08:00:00 +0000
Chasing The Phantom Spark: The Iceland-made racing game that’s gathering real momentum
You are an iridescent bug, skating at high velocity across a wide, glassy surface. You speed effortlessly forward, arcing smoothly... The post Chasing The Phantom Spark: The Iceland-made racing game that’s gathering real momentum appeared first on ...

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 12:11:08 +0000
Home Sales Saw Big Increase In February
Iceland’s real estate market is heating up, with nearly twice as many sales contracts signed in February as in January,... The post Home Sales Saw Big Increase In February appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 11:44:15 +0000
66 Degrees Of Sound: Hot Happenings #1
It’s been a couple of days since the great comeback of our podcast 66 Degrees of Sound with an absolutely... The post 66 Degrees Of Sound: Hot Happenings #1 appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 08:00:31 +0000
Track By Track: Draumur Um Bronco By Jónfrí
Jónfrí tackles national mundanity, mountains and maritime affection on Draumur um Bronco     Shifting between genres and moods faster... The post Track By Track: Draumur Um Bronco By Jónfrí appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 16:23:10 +0000
Ísafjörður Limits Cruise Ship Passengers to 5,000 Per Day
According to a new cruise ship policy adopted by the municipality of Ísafjörður, the number of ship passengers allowed to... The post Ísafjörður Limits Cruise Ship Passengers to 5,000 Per Day appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 16:21:16 +0000
Vote Of No Confidence Fails At Alþingi
UPDATED 18.04 A vote of no confidence was proposed to Alþingi on April 17. The Pirate Party and the People’s... The post Vote Of No Confidence Fails At Alþingi appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 08:00:32 +0000
The Ceremony of Community: The Icelandic Sorcery Festival Readies Its New Ritual
Along the southeastern coast of the Westfjords, in the town of Hólmavík, resides The Museum of Sorcery and Witchcraft, a... The post The Ceremony of Community: The Icelandic Sorcery Festival Readies Its New Ritual appeared first on The Reykjavik Gr...

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 14:18:38 +0000
Therapy Dog Leó Works At Akureyri Hospital
You can find a therapy dog Leó, a mature Labrador with great charisma, working at Akureyri Hospital, reports RÚV. His... The post Therapy Dog Leó Works At Akureyri Hospital appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 12:18:50 +0000
Iceland Found In Violation Of The European Convention
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on April 16 that Iceland was in violation of the European Convention... The post Iceland Found In Violation Of The European Convention appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 11:26:18 +0000
Supersport! Wants You To Sing Along
A release show in Fríkirkjan í Reykjavík made for holy moments “Doing it in a church felt somehow appropriate. Even... The post Supersport! Wants You To Sing Along appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 11:18:50 +0000
66 Degrees of Sound: Artist Spotlight — BSÍ
  After a much longer break than anticipated, we are very pleased to announce the comeback of our new music... The post 66 Degrees of Sound: Artist Spotlight — BSÍ appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 08:00:11 +0000
I’m Starting a Cult: Really, How Hard Can It Be?
In the woods of Iceland, a figurehead stands at a podium wrapped in gold-adorned silk. The congregation kneels before them... The post I’m Starting a Cult: Really, How Hard Can It Be? appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 15:20:20 +0000
Driving Mum Wins Film of the Year and Takes Home Multiple Edda Awards
The 2024 Edda Film Awards were presented April 13, with 20 awards presented to films that premiered between January 1,... The post Driving Mum Wins Film of the Year and Takes Home Multiple Edda Awards appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 08:00:24 +0000
While Six Guitars Gently Weep
Supergroup of the Reykjavík Do-It-Together scene shares a beautiful and impressive night at Mengi On a windy Skírdagur, six guitars... The post While Six Guitars Gently Weep appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 15:54:09 +0000
Grapevine Events: Stockfish, BSÍ & So Much More
Stockfish continues, BSÍ is back and the whole community is finally waking up from the winter slumber. We know we’ve... The post Grapevine Events: Stockfish, BSÍ & So Much More appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 15:50:16 +0000
Tourists Face Fines For Illegally Importing Dogs Into Iceland
The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST) has filed three complaints with the police regarding tourists who illegally imported dogs... The post Tourists Face Fines For Illegally Importing Dogs Into Iceland appeared first on The Reykjavik Gra...

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 15:34:56 +0000
Grapevine New Music: Kiriyama Family, Paddan, K.óla & More
Imagine this: You’re blasting down Hverfisgata on an electric scooter on this fine afternoon. The wind is almost blowing you... The post Grapevine New Music: Kiriyama Family, Paddan, K.óla & More appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 08:00:21 +0000
Gróa Scrapped Their SXSW Performance In Solidarity With Palestine
Over 100 artists and panellists dropped their shows over festival’s military sponsors On March 7, Reykjavík-based punk trio Gróa announced... The post Gróa Scrapped Their SXSW Performance In Solidarity With Palestine appeared first on The Reykja...

Thu, 11 Apr 2024 18:05:54 +0000
Icelandic Artists Participating In Nordic Eurovision Boycott Initiative
A social media campaign protesting the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest was launched by a grassroots group of Nordic artists Thursday... The post Icelandic Artists Participating In Nordic Eurovision Boycott Initiative appeared first on The Reykjavik Grap...

Thu, 11 Apr 2024 16:08:23 +0000
First Case Of Pertussis Recorded In Iceland Since 2019
Two individuals were recently diagnosed with pertussis (whooping cough) in the capital area. These are the first cases of the... The post First Case Of Pertussis Recorded In Iceland Since 2019 appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Thu, 11 Apr 2024 16:07:23 +0000
A Fishing Warehouse Comes Alive
Three generations of women step into the changing room of Flateyri pool, one item of clothing catching my attention. Each... The post A Fishing Warehouse Comes Alive appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Thu, 11 Apr 2024 13:27:53 +0000
It’s a Taco Takeover: Reykjavík’s Mexican Renaissance Is A Delicious Affair
The Icelandic-Mexican Association (AMEIS) staged an event at Gallery Hafnartorg on April 7 in which they bestowed Reykjavík’s two Mexican-owned... The post It’s a Taco Takeover: Reykjavík’s Mexican Renaissance Is A Delicious Affair appeared f...

Thu, 11 Apr 2024 08:00:30 +0000
The Unlikely Perfumer
Meet an American immigrant who followed his nose toward the scents of Iceland “I worked as a software developer until... The post The Unlikely Perfumer appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Wed, 10 Apr 2024 16:35:20 +0000
Thousands Sign Petition Against Bjarni Benediktsson As Prime Minister
  More than 18.600 people have signed a petition proclaiming their lack of support for the prime ministership of Independence... The post Thousands Sign Petition Against Bjarni Benediktsson As Prime Minister appeared first on The Reykjavik Grape...

Wed, 10 Apr 2024 11:19:53 +0000
Three Protesters Arrested At Bessastaðir
A group of protesters convened near the presidential residence of Bessastaðir Tuesday evening during a Council of State meeting. They... The post Three Protesters Arrested At Bessastaðir appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Wed, 10 Apr 2024 09:00:42 +0000
Over 1,300 Children On Preschool Waiting Lists
There are now 1,327 children waiting for a place in preschools in Reykjavík. It can be expected that over 500... The post Over 1,300 Children On Preschool Waiting Lists appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Tue, 09 Apr 2024 12:53:27 +0000
Katrín Jakobsdóttir’s Presidential Bid Off To Strong Start
Former prime minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir appears to have made a smart move in jumping ship from Alþingi to run for... The post Katrín Jakobsdóttir’s Presidential Bid Off To Strong Start appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Tue, 09 Apr 2024 12:23:40 +0000
UPDATED: Bjarni Ben Becomes Prime Minister
UPDATED 09.04.24, 14:25 The party leaders representing the ruling coalition government held a press conference at Harpa at 14:00, announcing... The post UPDATED: Bjarni Ben Becomes Prime Minister appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Tue, 09 Apr 2024 11:52:23 +0000
Contaminated Muesli Recalled
A popular brand of muesli sold under the brand name MUNA is being recalled after it was found to contain... The post Contaminated Muesli Recalled appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Sat, 06 Apr 2024 13:04:51 +0000
Grapevine New Music: BSÍ, Kiasmos, Magnús Jóhann, Eivør & More
What was last weekend’s Easter holiday good for? For one, it brought upon a general disdain for chocolate as those... The post Grapevine New Music: BSÍ, Kiasmos, Magnús Jóhann, Eivør & More appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Sat, 06 Apr 2024 11:20:23 +0000
Stockfish Is Back, Bringing Movies On The House
Stockfish Film & Industry Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary with a diverse program open to everyone “It’s been harder and... The post Stockfish Is Back, Bringing Movies On The House appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Sat, 06 Apr 2024 08:00:13 +0000
Heading Into Pleasure Valley With Kira Kira
Kira Kira’s Unaðsdalur Embraces Light And Truth  Since the premiere of her debut film Grandma Lo-Fi at the Copenhagen International... The post Heading Into Pleasure Valley With Kira Kira appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Fri, 05 Apr 2024 15:17:45 +0000
Katrín Jakobsdóttir Running For President, Resigning As Prime Minister
Katrín Jakobsdóttir has  launched her presidential bid, ending weeks of speculation. She made the announcement on her social media account Friday... The post Katrín Jakobsdóttir Running For President, Resigning As Prime Minister appeared first ...

Fri, 05 Apr 2024 13:11:58 +0000
Grapevine Events: Stockfish, SMÁTÍÐNI & So Much More
It’s a good time to be in Reykjavík this weekend! Yes, the spring weather gods might not be cooperating, but... The post Grapevine Events: Stockfish, SMÁTÍÐNI & So Much More appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Fri, 05 Apr 2024 12:08:55 +0000
A Measure Of Iceland’s Cultural Atomic Mass
The massive impact of the nation’s historic manuscripts “This feels strangely intimate,” Ryan Boudinot jokes as he removes stacks of... The post A Measure Of Iceland’s Cultural Atomic Mass appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Fri, 05 Apr 2024 12:07:23 +0000
Social Democratic Alliance Polls Highest Since 2009
A recent Gallup national survey indicates the Social Democratic Alliance (Samfylkingin) is heading for an electoral victory. The party currently... The post Social Democratic Alliance Polls Highest Since 2009 appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine...

Thu, 04 Apr 2024 14:16:22 +0000
Superpod Of Dolphins Spotted In Reykjavík Harbour
Move over Hafnarfjörður whales, there’s a new catch in town. A superpod of more than 100 dolphins was spotted near... The post Superpod Of Dolphins Spotted In Reykjavík Harbour appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Wed, 03 Apr 2024 15:27:52 +0000
Comedian And Former Reykjavík Mayor Jón Gnarr Announces Presidential Bid
Comedian and former mayor of Reykjavík Jón Gnarr announced his presidential bid Tuesday in a video posted on social media.... The post Comedian And Former Reykjavík Mayor Jón Gnarr Announces Presidential Bid appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapev...

Wed, 03 Apr 2024 15:23:48 +0000
Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir Seriously Considering Presidential Bid (For Real)
Though the Grapevine crafted a side-slappingly good April Fool’s article on the topic, Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir said in a... The post Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir Seriously Considering Presidential Bid (For Real) appeared fi...

Wed, 03 Apr 2024 08:37:42 +0000
Composer Anna Þorvaldsdóttir Wins Chanel Next Prize
Icelandic composer Anna Þorvaldsdóttir has been selected as one of the 10 winners of the CHANEL Next Prize, announced last... The post Composer Anna Þorvaldsdóttir Wins Chanel Next Prize appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Wed, 03 Apr 2024 08:00:00 +0000
This Is Not A Drill: Vegan Hot Dogs In Akureyri
If Akureyri can’t be the northern capital of Iceland, could it be the vegan hot dog capital? “Eina með öllu,”... The post This Is Not A Drill: Vegan Hot Dogs In Akureyri appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Tue, 02 Apr 2024 08:00:33 +0000
What a Drag: A maiden voyage into the wild and wonderful world of drag
The lights are burning straight into my eyes. One wobbly step at a time I click-clack onto the stage like... The post What a Drag: A maiden voyage into the wild and wonderful world of drag appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Mon, 01 Apr 2024 11:11:33 +0000
Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir To Announce Presidential Bid
UPDATE: April Fool’s!! Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir will hold a press conference at Kjarvalsstaðir  today to formally announce that... The post Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir To Announce Presidential Bid appe...

Mon, 01 Apr 2024 08:00:48 +0000
Horrortropes: Fantastical Fortunes
Don’t fear your fortune (or do, it’s up to you) The Dark Lord Skuggamyrkur’s armies are beating down the forces... The post Horrortropes: Fantastical Fortunes appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Fri, 29 Mar 2024 08:00:03 +0000
Blue Lagoon 2: The Lost World™
The evolution of luxury tourism is just one eruption away The azure waters wash over you. The innate healing properties... The post Blue Lagoon 2: The Lost World™ appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Thu, 28 Mar 2024 11:09:14 +0000
Strætó Received 3,493 Complaints In 2023, Or An Average Of Ten Per Day
A total of 3,493 complaints were filed with Strætó last year, averaging nearly 10 per day, according to the company’s... The post Strætó Received 3,493 Complaints In 2023, Or An Average Of Ten Per Day appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevi...

Wed, 27 Mar 2024 11:37:09 +0000
Police Search For Two Men Following Cash Truck Heist
Two men absconded with roughly 30 million ISK from a cash transport van parked making the rounds in Kópavogur on... The post Police Search For Two Men Following Cash Truck Heist appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Wed, 27 Mar 2024 11:18:31 +0000
People Accidentally Entering Presidential Race
As the upcoming presidential elections draw near, more and more viable candidates are entering the race. Potential contenders need to... The post People Accidentally Entering Presidential Race appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

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