What Eating Shark and Whale in Iceland Taught Me About Ethics

Can eating shark and whale meat between scenic geysers and volcanoes bring us back to a pure, earthly paradise and simpler time?


How Party Tourists Are Destroying Europe's Towns and Cities

Whether they pee on national monuments or carve "SEND NUDES" into ancient, moss-covered hills, drunk tourists are wearing down Europe's most popular party destinations.


Lose Yourself at Sonar Reykjavik and Banish the February Blues for Good

Even our most miserable writer is heartened at the thought of trekking to Iceland for one of Europe's most beloved festivals.


Sturla Atlas Are the Anti-Sex Assault, Bieber-Approved Icelandic Rap Boy Band

“We grew up in the city, we didn’t grow up in the countryside… we have to rep the 101. What else could we be doing?”


Godchilla Is Iceland's Weirdest Surf Sludge Band

Watch their extremely unboring new video for "Bum A Smoke, Trash A Car."


This Chef Is Using Shit-Smoked Trout and Dried Puffin to Revolutionise the Kitchen

How two of Iceland's most unusual ingredients are changing the game in the fine dining world.


Icelandic Knitwear Collection Tells the Tale of Two Sweaters in Love

Icelandic fiber artist Ýr Jóhannsdóttir unveils an adorable sweater collection based on a love story.


This Light Installation Lets You Play a Building Like an Instrument

A playable organ installation lights up a massive facade in Reykjavik.


Zhrine's New Album 'Unortheta' Elevates Icelandic Extremity to Atmospheric New Heights

Stream the latest killer release from the depths of Iceland's lethal extreme metal scene.


'Neptún' Magazine Captures the Weirdness of Iceland

Neptún is a biannual print mag that surveys Iceland's most promising photographers. The co-editor talked with us about the publication and her favorite up-and-coming Icelandic artists.


Iceland's Bang Gang Is an Art-Pop Oddity

Few musicians have penned an erotic comedy show AND an opera about red wine rivers and incest. We travel to Reykjavik to meet the celebrated and underrated Barði Jóhannsson.