Reykjavik, Iceland: it’s all about the people!
What you find online browsing “Reykjavìk, Iceland” is Northern Lights and Waterfalls.
You can refine your research and might come out with Björk and Sigur Ròs. That’s a start: Reykjavìk is a great place. We know it. We understood.
Now it’s time to focus on the people! Reykjavìk wouldn’t be so great without its people, without their spirit and will. Our friend and collaborator Agus Makkie definitely knows it and decided to share with us a series of short documentaries, videos showing the little businesses, the little realities, the hidden treasures of the colored northernmost capital city in the whole world.
Wisdom Traveler, AArtworks and Reykjavik Boulevard are glad to introduce you “WALK THE TALK”, micro walks and talks in the city presenting the neighborhoods and the every-day-life in Reykjavìk.
This is “Reykjavik Drapers Union” introduction. Enjoy and… Come visit!
Here’s the new video about Jonas R. Jonsson, violin maker!
And now, let’s introduce the icelandic band Rökkurró:
“Rökkurró’s melancholic serenades are evocative of the cold and desolate landscapes of their distant homeland. Mesmerising tones and swooping strings projected against a bleak and solitary Nordic backdrop. And yet, unique warmth pervades Rökkurró’s music owed to the fragile and soothing voice of Hildur Kristín Stefánsdóttir.
Rökkurró is an Icelandic music group founded in 2006 in Reykjavík. After a 4-track EP, they were signed to 12 Tónar label. Their debut album was Það kólnar í kvöld… (meaning “It’s Getting Colder Tonight” in Icelandic). It was released in 2007 in Iceland, Europe and Japan to great critical acclaim, followed by a local tour in Iceland and an international tour that included Germany, The Netherlands and Switzerland supporting Ólafur Arnalds. The follow-up album Í Annan Heim (meaning In Another World) was released in 2010. It was produced by Alex Somers. Rökkurró began working on their third studio album in 2013, to be released mid-2014.
(This micro documentary was shot during Iceland Airwaves ’13 Off-Venue Show at 12 Tónar)
12 Tónar located right at the center of Reykjavik, the legendary local music store founded in 1998, 12 Tónar is the ideal address for those who just can not help but give in to the physical release appeal. Featuring the region’s most potent musical figures like Björk, múm or Sigur Rós, 12 Tónar not only offers shopping but it welcomes a considerable number of people from Reykjavik who come here just to have a good time, as well. Enjoy the complimentary espresso while going through the CDs and listening to any release you like. Takk Fyrir my friend Lárus Jóhannesson for your warm welcome at 12 Tónar.”
BONUS VIDEO! SOUTH ICELAND
Some people say Iceland looks ‘otherworldly’. The relationship between humans and nature goes beyond simple respect.
South Iceland’s charm lies in its many large and impressive waterfalls and glaciers, unique geology and fascinating medieval history. The eastern part of South Iceland is dominated by the glacier Vatnajökull and the water systems linked to it.
Big rivers flow from the glacier in all directions and have created large flood planes along the southern coast.