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Issue 18 × 2014

Check out our Xmas special inside!

December 5 - January 8 The Reykjavík Grapevine's


Xmas Special

The merry Christmas men that are plastered all over the Grapevine this issue just happen to be veritable legends in their own right. Guðmundur Oddur Magnússon, Goddur, (left) is Professor of Graphic Design at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts, while Jörmundur Ingi (right) served for years as Allsherjargoði (Head Goði) of the Ásatrú Association (he is currently Reykjavík Chieftain for the Pagan Association, which he founded in 2007). Why do we love having them dress up like a couple of Santas and then have them pose for photos, and then putting those photos on our magazine covers? Because they are very wonderful people who have actively enriched Icelandic culture for decades,

morphed into imitations of the Coca Cola Claus, while retaining their traditional names—Stúfur, Kjötkrókur, et cetera—and their background.

Jörmundur Ingi (b. 1940)


Eat, drink & be merry


hristmas is upon is once again. While a lot of things might seem pretty wrong with the world right now, we feel the only sensible course of action is to just kinda let it all go for a moment, meet up with friends and family, and indulge in some good, old-fashioned Holiday indulgence.


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