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US Soldiers Nearly Drank Iceland’s Capital Dry

According to a bar owner in Iceland, bars had to bring in emergency beer reinforcements and the troops were partial to a cocktail named The Trash Can.
Mack Lamoureux

Meet Tryggvi Hlinason, Iceland's Sheep Farming NBA Prospect

The 20-year-old 7-footer, who didn't start playing basketball until he was 16, is trying to become the second player from Iceland to make the NBA.
Blake Murphy

Suspected bitcoin thief broke out of prison and onto a flight with Iceland’s prime minister

He just...walked out
Alex Lubben
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Bitcoin Heist Suspect Escaped Prison, Then Iceland on Prime Minister's Plane

Apparently, the guards didn’t even realize he was gone until his flight had taken off.
Mack Lamoureux
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What It's Like to Go to a Music Festival When You're Pregnant as Hell

I went to Sónar Reykjavík five months pregnant to see Danny Brown, meet Björk, and prove that I've still got it (and that I love live music).
Leslie Horn

This Ring That Controls Sound Will Impress Your Nerd-Ass Friends

Will the Icelandic invention revolutionize music technology, or just turn your shitty friend into the Iron Man of DJs?
Alfred Maddox
Noisey News

Sigur Rós Reportedly Investigated For Tax Evasion, Then Cleared

The Icelandic post-rockers said in a statement that they had $8 million worth of assets frozen thanks to an accounting error.
Phil Witmer

Iceland's bitcoin miners may leave the country without enough energy

“Four months ago, I could not have predicted this trend.”
Alex Lubben
Noisey News

Jóhann Jóhannsson, Visionary Icelandic Composer, Dies at 48

Jóhannsson, who composed the music for 'The Theory of Everything,' 'Sicario,' and 'Arrival,' was found dead at his apartment in Berlin on Friday.
Alex Robert Ross

This Guy Put on Ten Layers of Clothes When He Was Unable to Pay a Bag Fee

Designer Ryan Hawaii was turned away from two flights in Iceland after putting on all the extra clothing weighing down his luggage.
Lauren Messman

World Narcosis Inject Chaotic Grind Into Iceland's Extreme Metal Scene

Stream the Reykjavik quartet's bonkers new album, 'Lyruljóra,' out December 1 via Why not? plötur! and Vánagandr.
Kim Kelly

Auðn's New LP Represents the Next Generation of Icelandic Black Metal

Stream the quartet's stunning new Season of Mist debut, 'Farvegir Fyrndar,' and read on for their thoughts on Mayhem, tech death, and leaving their island home.
Louise Brown