Iranian Asylum Seeker Denied Residence, May Be Deported In About 2 Weeks

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The Grapevine has received a copy of the decision from the Directorate of Immigration (UTL) stating that Iranian asylum seeker…

No Sign Of Erupting, Katla Quakes Yet Again

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Nearly 200 tremors were recorded around the volcano Katla over the past 24 hours, RÚV reports. Three of these tremors…

Vast Majority Of Tourists Would Come Back To Iceland

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A new poll conducted by Maskína for the Icelandic Tourist Board shows that nine out of ten tourists who visited…

Collapsing Crane Likely Result Of Disabled Security Function

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Further investigations into what caused a construction crane to buckle and collapse, narrowly missing the Bæjarins bestu hot dog stand…

Prisoners’ Advocacy Group Issues Statement On Prison Reporting

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Afstaða, the Association for Betterment, has released a statement in response to a news story we reported on an ongoing…

Patience Pays Off, When It Comes To The Aurora

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The Northern Lights abide the wishes of no one, but patience yielded quite a light show for those willing to…

Construction Crane Collapses Right Next To Grapevine Offices – PHOTOS

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Only moments ago, a large construction crane buckled and collapsed onto a building located right next door to the Grapevine…

Most Icelanders Opposed To Free Plots For Religious Groups

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A new poll from Market and Media Research shows the vast majority of Icelanders are opposed to one aspect of…

City Will Shut Off Streetlights For The Northern Lights

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Due to a predicted high amount of aurora activity tonight, the City of Reykjavík will shut off all the streetlights…

Prison In Hot Water Over Prisoner Being Repeatedly Called A “Jerk”

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The Parliamentary Ombudsman has recommended that the Minister of the Interior investigate the complaints of a prisoner at Litla-Hraun prison…

Women Of The World: Yoko Ono Wants To Hear Your Story

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Artist Yoko Ono is asking women everywhere to submit their stories of harm done to them, which will be incorporated…

Circling Back: One American Commemorates His Family’s Life In Iceland

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The American military presence in Iceland goes back to the middle of WW2, and there are many Americans who can…

Decision ‘16: Iceland’s Looming Political Shitstorm

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Next month, Iceland’s parliamentary election will come a bit earlier than usual. Thanks in large part to last April’s Panama…

Katla Teases Us Once Again

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Tremors were recorded just south of the volcano Katla yesterday, but it remains decidedly unclear if an eruption is imminent….

Viðreisn Moves Into Third Place In New Poll

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A new poll from Market and Media Research shows centre-right newcomers Viðreisn are continuing their ascendancy, and are now polling…

“The Icelandic People Are My Hope Now” – Afghan Mother & Daughter Still In Peril

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A group of Icelanders arrived at the Ministry of the Interior today to hand over a petition of some 3,300…

Pirates And Conservatives Neck-And-Neck

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The latest poll from Market and Media Research shows the two parties at a statistical tie, and it is still…

Man Dies Fearing His Insurance Company Would Drop Coverage

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A British man who died from injuries sustained from falling from a horse in Iceland did not disclose to medical…

More Names Approved For Icelandic Lexicon

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The Naming Committee has approved a new batch of names, one of which came through with eerie timing. Vísir reports…

EA Sports May Include Iceland In FIFA 18

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Shortly after news broke that EA Sports would not include Iceland in FIFA 17, the company initiated informal talks with…

BREAKING: Deportation Cancelled For Iranian Asylum Seeker

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The Grapevine learned just moments ago that Morteza Songolzadeh, an asylum seeker from Iran, will not be deported from Iceland….

Iceland Wants Iceland To Give Up Trademark On Iceland

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Iceland (the country) is hoping to get Iceland (the store) to relinquish their trademark on Iceland (the word) within the…

Baltasar Kormákur Making Movie About The Basque Massacre In Iceland

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The renowned Icelandic director is turning his attention to a dark and gruesome chapter in Icelandic history: the massacre of…

EA Sports Wanted Iceland For FIFA 17, Apparently Didn’t Offer Enough Money

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EA Sports was keen on having Iceland represented in FIFA 17, but the company did not offer an amount considered…

Canadian Company Hopes To Export Icelandic Water

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A Canadian company has all but finalised a deal to export fresh water from Ísafjörður, and the contract could last…

Fashion Magazine Aims For Equal Opportunity Centerfold

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Reykjavík Fashion & Design is looking for beauty in any of its myriad forms for a centerfold spread. Living in…

Last Weekend’s Earthquakes Possibly Caused By Geothermal Power

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A series of quakes reported over the past few days may be connected to the Hellisheiði geothermal power plant. RÚV…

Justin Bieber In Hot Water (Again) Over “Cold Water” Music Video

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Once again, a Justin Bieber music video shot in Iceland has drawn criticism for its apparent disregard for the fragile…

Case Dropped Against Man With HIV

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The district prosecutor has decided to drop the case against an HIV+ man accused of knowingly infecting a number of…

Neo-Nazis Reportedly Threaten Icelandic Muslim

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Two men reportedly confronted and threatened former Muslim Society of Iceland chairperson Salmann Tamimi in Kópavogur yesterday, and he has…

Political Newcomers Steadily Climbing In Polls

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A new Gallup poll shows that a party formed only earlier this year may be set to overtake several established…

Iceland’s Policy Of Killing Polar Bears Harshly Criticised

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A doctor and former assistant professor at Yale has called Iceland’s practice of immediately killing polar bears who land here…

Iceland’s Agricultural Imports Law Breaks EEA Law

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Iceland’s protectionist agricultural laws are in breach of European Economic Area (EEA) laws concerning veterinary checks in EEA trade. The…

Pokémon Go Players Moderately Biased Against Ruling Coalition

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A new poll from Market and Media Research sheds light on what kinds of people play Pokémon Go in Iceland….

Icelandic Town Plagued By Rogue Horseback Riders

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A small Icelandic town has been dealing with a distinctly Icelandic problem: too many people are riding on horseback in…

Body Found Near Askja

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A French tourist made a tragic discovery just outside the volcanic crater of Askja yesterday, when the body of a…

Facing Execution, And Awaiting Deportation Any Day Now

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Morteza Songolzadeh, an asylum seeker from Iran who has been working as a volunteer interpreter for Reykjavík, is due to…

Computer Security Expert Doubts Sigmundur’s Hacking Claims

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“A little bit like science fiction” is how one computer security expert has described the former Prime Minister’s claims of…

Rental Rates Continue To Soar

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Rental rates all over Reykjavík have increased dramatically over just the past five years alone, data compiled by Viðskiptablaðið shows….

Sigmundur Davíð Says He Has Been Hacked And Followed

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Former Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson says he has had his computer broken into, and has been followed by creditors…

Completely Normal Tremors Recorded Around Katla

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A series of tremors were recorded around the volcano Katla yesterday, none of them giving any indications that an eruption…

Reykjavík Aiming To Be Carbon Neutral By 2040

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Iceland’s capital has established a formal plan to be completely carbon neutral by 2040. Reykjavík carbon footprint is fairly low…

Major Fishing Industry Strike In The Works

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Iceland’s largest industry may come to a halt this November, as seamen are aiming to go on strike that month…

Iceland’s Top 5 Volcanoes: Hot Or Not?

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With the recent news that seismic activity was recorded around the volcano Katla, international media sources were quick to declare…

Who Cares About The Kurds?

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You cannot read the news about what’s happening in Syria right now without also reading about the Kurds. For many…

Artificial Intelligence To Transcribe Parliamentary Speeches

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Parliament could be using artificial intelligence to transcribe speeches within two years’ time. In a statement to the press, the…

Skaftá Flooding Has Begun

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The river Skaftá is flooding at a rate greater than what rain or melting glacial ice could account for, indicating…

Mystery Surrounds 10th Century Sword Found Near Lake

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The chance discovery of a sword dating back to the 10th century has raised questions as to how it got…

Trump Apparently Still Soliciting Illegal Donations From Icelandic MPs

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Despite a formal complaint from the Federal Elections Committee against him for this behaviour, at least one Icelandic MP attests…

MPs Vote Against Cutting Subsidies To Farmers Who Abuse Animals

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MPs for the Independence Party and the Progressives voted against a change to agricultural laws that would have cut off…