The Reykjavík Grapevine

The Reykjavík Grapevine is an English language Icelandic magazine based in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavík. The magazine debuted on June 13, 2003. Its first six issues were edited by Jón Trausti Sigurðarson and Valur Gunnarsson. In its second year, the magazine grew in circulation from 25,000 issues to 30,101. In its third year, American-born Bart Cameron took over as editor, also editing Inside Reykjavik, the Grapevine Guide, in 2006, through the Mál og Menning imprint of Edda Press.[2]

The Reykjavík Grapevine
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Owner(s)Fröken ehf
PublisherHilmar Grétarsson
Editor-in-chiefValur Grettisson
Founded13 June 2003
HeadquartersReykjavík, Iceland
Circulation25,000 [1]

Bart was followed over the next decade by editors Sveinn Birkir Björnsson, Haukur S. Magnússon, Anna Andersen, Helga Þórey Jónsdóttir and, again, Jón Trausti Sigurðarson. The current editor-in-chief is Valur Grettisson.

The magazine is currently a year-round publication, fortnightly from May to October, and monthly from November to April.

During the Iceland Airwaves music festival, The Reykjavík Grapevine became a daily publication focusing on music for some years. In 2016, The Reykjavík Grapevine published a special magazine [3] to celebrate the Iceland Airwaves festival, and started a quarterly city-guide sister-publication entitled Best Of Reykjavík. A thrice-annually Best Of Iceland magazine followed.

Also in 2016, the magazine's Twitter coverage of the Euro 2016 football tournament became popular internationally.[4][5]


  1. ^ "About - The Reykjavík Grapevine Magazine". April 15, 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Inside Reykjavík - The Grapevine". Forlagið. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Iceland Airwaves Special 2016".
  4. ^ "An Icelandic Magazine Is Hilariously Live-Tweeting Iceland's Euro 2016 Matches".
  5. ^ "Iceland inflict crushing 1-1 defeat on Portugal – the view from Reykjavik".