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23.4.2014

Summer Is Upon Us

Despite the fact that it's still only April and it snowed last week, tomorrow is the first day of summer.
23.4.2014

Vilborg Calls Off Everest Climb

Adventurer Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir, who planned to climb the tallest mountain of each continent in one year has decided to call off her final climb, Mount Everest, after an avalanche kills 16 Sherpas

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16.4.2014

Examining The First Use Of Lethal Force By Icelandic Police

In a large apartment block in the Árbær suburb, the police gunned down a middle-aged man early morning on December 2, 2013.
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22.4.2014

Iceland: A Washer Woman’s Dream Come True And MORE…

Former newsreel production company British Pathé recently uploaded its entire archive of 3,500 hours of historic footage to its YouTube channel, including a number of films from Iceland dating back to the 1930s. We went through these films and transcribed some of the funnier quotes, which are revealing of how Iceland was seen through British eyes a few decades ago.

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21.3.2014

On A Quest to Find A Room To Call My Own

I was pretty certain that back in December I would be returning to Reykjavik in the Spring, for some period, but typically unorganized and somewhat lazy self dismissed the mission of finding a new abode; I was off travelling, so I just assumed it could be done as I flittered from place to place over cyberspace.

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22.4.2014

My bubba’s New “Island” Music video

The lyrics of My bubba’s single “Island” offer listeners a visual feast—full of cannons, clamshells, seahorses, and windswept beaches.

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Dining

KEX Hostel
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There's a hip new ‘hostel’ in town that gives a whole new meaning to the word. Located literally steps away from Reykjavík harbour, with a More »
The Grill Market
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New in Reykjavík, Grillmarkaðurinn (The Grill Market) is renowned chef Hrefna Rósa Sætran’s latest culi-nary venture. With a specially crafted grill made to withstand extreme heat, Hrefna More »
Sjávargrillið
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Whether you're a native Icelander or a tourist, Sjávargrillið will give you the upscale traditional  Icelandic food experience you're looking for.

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Food & Shopping

4.4.2014

Continental Charm

Although it only opened two years ago, Snaps Bistro has become something of a staple on the Reykjavík restaurant scene, helping to bridge the gap between the city’s more fine dining establishments and your standard grills, family-friendly quick meal stops and takeaway joints.

Art & Films

16.4.2014

Happening This Weekend April 16-20

Due to Easter, Icelanders are gearing up for for a five-day weekend filled with booze, roast and easter eggs.

Travel

4.4.2014

A Craving For Caving

Forty-five kilometres from downtown Reykjavík I'm standing on a snowy embankment surrounded by the Leitahraun lava field.

Music

23.4.2014

Atónal Blús: Höfuðsynd

It should be noted that when you first play ‘Höfuðsynd,’ the debut album from new band Atónal Blús, you quickly realise that despite the cool name, that they’re not really Arnold Schoenberg does John Lee Hooker.
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