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A Secret Show In A Secret Place - Sitting in at a Sofar Sounds show

by Reykjavík Grapevine on Friday Aug 22, 2014 at 15:00

“Hey, you guys want to come to my show this Thursday? I can put you on the list.” This was the secret password to score entry into a Sofar Sounds secret show, which I attended last night at a University of Iceland dorm with some fellow Grapevine interns. Sofar Sounds is a music discovery community […]

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Bárðarbunga Caldera Likely Sinking, Activity Continues

by Iceland Review on Friday Aug 22, 2014 at 12:03

Seismic activity in Bárðarbunga volcano continues with a 3.5 magnitude earthquake hitting inside the caldera shortly before 11 am this morning.

Feeling Grand (ESA)

by Iceland Review on Friday Aug 22, 2014 at 11:17

The past two days have been filled with horseback riding, blueberries and spectacular landscape all around.

A Steady Heartbeat - Reykjavík Dance Festival is moving to a new, faster beat

by Reykjavík Grapevine on Friday Aug 22, 2014 at 10:18

The Reykjavík Dance Festival is no stranger to flexibility and experimentation. Founded in 2002, the festival has provided Icelandic and international choreographers an unparalleled platform to showcase their work to an audience that may not have exposure to the world of contemporary dance. In 2012, when the festival turned ten, the coordinating board decided to […]

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In A Class By ItsELF - A visit to Reykjavík’s Elfschool

by Reykjavík Grapevine on Friday Aug 22, 2014 at 10:17

Reykjavík’s Elfschool is an institution of learning unlike anything you’ve experienced before. Nestled on the second floor of a nondescript building in the commercial neighbourhood Skeifan, this one-of-a-kind school purports to teach “everything that is known about elves and hidden people,” according to its founder and headmaster, Magnús Skarphéðinsson. For 26 years, Magnús has taught […]

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Biggest Earthquake to Hit Bárðarbunga Yet

by Iceland Review on Friday Aug 22, 2014 at 9:30

A 4.7 magnitude earthquake hit 4 km (2.5 miles) southeast of Bárðarbunga volcano in Vatnajökull glacier, southeast Iceland, shortly after midnight last night.

Icelandic Musicians Play Nine Hundred Concerts Abroad

by Iceland Review on Friday Aug 22, 2014 at 6:18

Icelandic musicians have played a combined 880 concerts abroad so far this year compared to 1,400 during the entire 2013.

Nói Síríusly Looking For Candy Tasters

by Reykjavík Grapevine on Friday Aug 22, 2014 at 4:27

Icelandic candy manufacturer Nói Síríus is searching for volunteers for a “tasting panel” for the company’s product development department. The tasters chosen would be sent new candy prototypes and asked to mark them, to help Nói Síríus decide which products should make it into production. In the past few years 40-50 families have been sent […]

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Scientists Can’t Agree On Bárðarbunga Eruption

by Reykjavík Grapevine on Friday Aug 22, 2014 at 3:51

Scientist have been busy interpreting the newest data from Bárðarbunga but cannot seem to agree on what precisely the data indicates, reports Vísir. Kristín Vogfjörð, Director of Research at the Icelandic Met Office believes that based on her interpretations of the GPS data, the pressure is receding and the likelihood of eruption is minimising. Meanwhile, Ingi Þorleifur […]

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Wants To Raise Taxes On Tourism

by Reykjavík Grapevine on Thursday Aug 21, 2014 at 21:45

An MP for the Progressive Party wants to raise taxes on hospitality services and reinstate the VAT for businesses in the tourist industry. Karl Garðarsson, posting on his Facebook, expressed objections to a proposal from the Independence Party to raise taxes on food, while “there is no sign that tourism or associated parties will pay […]

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A magnitude 4 quake in Bárðarbunga

Intense earthquake activity continues at the Bárðarbunga volcano. Today three earthquakes exceeding 3 in magnitude have occurred on the caldera rim of Bárðarbunga. They are not assumed to be the precursor to an imminent eruption. More »

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