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Anthony Bacigalupo

Artist / Maker

Artist & Maker / Occasional Actor / Papa / Owner of Reykjavík Trading Co.

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Kirsuberjatréð

Boutique

Well sell local, original products, and includes something for everyone. Ceramics, baskets, baby products, and jewelry are just the beginning. Of course, we also sell cutting-edge design using the Icelandic wool and other natural fabrics.

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12 Tónar

Record Shop

12 Tónar is a legendary record shop in Skólavörðustígur in the heart of Reykjavík. Founded in 1998 by Jóhannes Ágústsson and Lárus Jóhannesson, 12 Tónar was well received by music lovers from the start. The shop quickly became a meeting point for musicians like Björk and Sigur Rós, and the core of classical composers and performers. 12 Tónar is also an independent label, with many of the best loved artists of Iceland.

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Rakel McMahon

Artist

In my work I try to create a particular emotional atmosphere and state. In order that my ideas and the work as a whole can be better understood, I create a mediator. In most instances this mediator is a character and it is his/her function to present the work’s intended “message”.

I work in two media forms, performance and drawing/painting. It depends on the work itself as to the form I select. I’m part of the Wunderkind Collective too.

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Stefan Helgi Valsson

Tour Guide

Over the years I’ve worked for many South African and Icelandic tour companies as a driver / guide. In 2009, my partner and I founded Reykjavik Bike Tours.

When I’m not guiding, I lecture part-time at the University of Iceland and the Iceland School of Tourism, and write articles and take photographs as a freelancer.

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Kaffismidja

Barista Professional

I’m the owner of the Kaffismidja coffee shop in the heart of Reykjavik. I’m an Icelandic Barista Champion and I participated in the world cup.

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Andri Petursson

Professional Bartender

My name is Andri and i am a professional bartender from Iceland. I won the Icelandic National World Class Diageo Competition and was competing in the Global Finals in Miami earlier this year with the best bartenders in the world.

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Kjartan Gíslason

Chef and Chocolate Maker

I’m a chef turned artisan chocolate maker and co-founder of the first bean-to-bar chocolate company in Iceland. You’ll find us in Reykjavik, where you can visit the factory store and try our chocolates at local cafes.

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Bergthora Gudnadottir

Designer

I’m a fashion designer living and working in Reykjavik for my own clothing brand “Farmers Market Iceland.” The brand was established in 2005 by myself and my husband, the musician Joel Pálsson. We have our own flagship store called “Farmers and Friends” located in Reykjavik’s old fish packing district.

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Ingibjörg Stefansdottir

Yoga Teacher

I founded Yoga Shala in 2005. Here we aim to offer a pleasant, productive atmosphere in a nice warm environment. Yoga Shala offers traditional Ashtanga vinyasa yoga of Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, warm yoga - Vinyasa flow combined with dynamic yoga flow times.

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Steinn Stefansson

Beer Expert

Manager of the first beer bar in Reykjavík, I also own a teaching company called the Icelandic Beer Academy. I work as often as I can as a brewer. Every time I get an opportunity to brew at a brewery, I’m the first man to show up. My life is pretty much beer.

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Ingimar Einarsson

Artist

Ingimar is a visual artist, based in Reykjavik.

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Sin Fang

Singer

Singer from Iceland. Solo project: Sin Fang. Band: Seabear.

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Kojak and Thorunn

Personal Trainer

Kojak is a British-Cypriot. He has been training since he was 15, and also when he was in the army. He has competed in ThaiBoxing, winning the heavyweight title in Cyprus and then representing his country at the World Championship in Kazakhstan winning the silver medal in 2003. He studied in England between 1996-1998 earning a diploma in Sport Science. He has been working as a personal trainer in Iceland since 2006.

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Salt Eldus

Cooking Classes

Creating Salt Eldhús (meaning Salt kitchen in Icelandic) was the realization of a dream I had cherished for quite some time. A passion for cooking and eating well has been the driving force behind this project, a passion I picked up on as a child and which was reinforced even further during my stay in France.

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Hilda Gunnarsdóttir

Fashion Designer

I’m a fashions designer from Reykjavik. My own brand is called Milla Snorrason and is available at the Kiosk store.

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