This diver is this years keyring to raise funds for ICE-SAR. I bought one on my recent trip to Reykjavík. It reminded me of an article I wrote a while back about ICE-SAR: Somewhere between Mývatn and Grímsstaðir, the road rose up into the mountains, through rocky valleys and deserted farms before the tarmac roads […]
I spotted this in a store in Reykjavík over the weekend. I want one for Christmas!
So Iceland Airwaves is over for another year. Concerts have been performed in all manner of venues, musicians have played their hearts out, Christmas brew has been drunk, emergency pylsur consumed, and the weather was a bit breezy at times. What follows is a roundup of the best Icelandic artists that played across the festival […]
I could tell you about the few off venue concerts that took place today. I could tell you about Ylja, My Bubbi and Mi, Samaris or Ósk. However, they were not the big news today at Airwaves. I usually don’t agree with the reduced schedule on the Sunday of Airwaves; it always seems like it […]
I start the day off at 5.20am with a fire alarm sounding, and jump straight out of bed, part of me still thinking that I’m at the FM Belfast concert that only finished a few hours before. To calm my nerves, I can’t think of a better tonic than Rökkurró, who deliver a truly delicious […]
Forever to be written into Iceland Airwaves history due to the near hurricane conditions, I start the day with Iceland’s current prince of pop, Ásgeir Trausti. This 20 year old has a debut album to promote, and eight Airwaves shows to get through. His audience seems loyal though, with a group of school kids, and […]
Breakfast, lunch and dinner. My day started incongruously early, with a ‘Rock and Bacon’ session in Prikið. Grúska Babúska had just what I needed. A quartet of Icelandic girls, perched on tables and stools, and delivered a tasty breakfast of vocals, electronics and flute. It was a perfect start to the day, surrounded by Airwavers, […]
October 31st, in most parts of the world, is Halloween. Not so much in Iceland, although parties have been known and the American customs are gradually gaining a foothold. Carved Pumpkins, children dressed as witches, gory fake blood, and trick or treat may seem out of place. Instead, in Iceland, October 31st is the first […]