Tourists Destroying Natural Hot Spring

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The Hrunalaug hot spring has undergone so much damage from the sheer numbers of visitors it has received that the…

Foxes Bounce Back In Westfjords

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The Arctic foxes of northwest Iceland are observably recovering from last year’s mysterious die-off, and the population is now “full…

Ticks Are Here To Stay

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Ticks in Iceland are likely here to stay, according to Vísir.is. Entomologist Erling Ólafsson told Vísir that all indications point…

Direct Bus Between Keflavík And Akureyri Possible

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A tour company is looking into setting up a bus line that would take people from Keflavík International Airport directly…

Newer, Bitier Species Of Midge Discovered

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The tiny, rash-inducing biting fly that has plagued campers across North America has finally made its first appearance in Iceland,…

Walking Path Around Holuhraun Opens

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You can now take a walk close to the Holuhraun lava field, provided you are very, very careful. RÚV reports…

Blasphemy Now Legal In Iceland

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At long last, a bill that did away with Iceland’s blasphemy laws has been passed by parliament. RÚV reports that…

Five Best News Stories of 2015

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Hard to believe that 2015 is already half over, but it is. Maybe it seems like only yesterday since the…

Get A Little Bit Country At Kex Hostel

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Kex Hostel’s “Köntrí” festival is back again for a fourth installation. Today through Saturday, Kex Hostel will be hosting a…

Support For Government Increases, Pirates Still Largest Party

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Support for the ruling coalition increased slightly over the past month, but the Pirate Party still has the highest level…

New Aluminium Smelter Could Be On The Way

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A partnership between a Chinese and an Icelandic company has been struck to build an aluminium smelter in north Iceland….

Anti-Whaling Group Begins Direct Action

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A group dedicated to ending whaling in Iceland has already kicked off their first operations in Iceland, and have promised…

Radio Iceland Saved From The Brink

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Radio Iceland – an English-language radio station in Iceland – was saved from having to go off the air by…

Volcano Near Reykjavík “Cannot be Ruled Out”

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Increased seismic activity at the site of an undersea faultline could be an indication of an impending volcano. The Icelandic…

Reykjavík Has Cheapest Beer Of All Nordic Capitals

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Iceland’s capital has the cheapest beer of any Nordic capital, and its price ranks just above the median worldwide. According…

Naked Cyclist To Help Drivers Be Aware Of Bikes

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The naked cyclist who alerted police attention earlier this month has appeared in a new advert about driver awareness of…

Running Against Suicide

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A charity run to fight suicide amongst young men got started this morning, and runners will circle the country. RÚV…

3 Minutes: The Longest You Will Ever Walk From A Parking Garage To Laugavegur

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It has been mathematically proven that car drivers would have little to worry about if Laugavegur were closed year-round. Kjarninn…

Light Rail To Be A Reality In Reykjavík

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An agreement has been reached between all capital area municipalities to create a light rail system for the greater Reykjavík…

Fin Whaling Ships Begin Hunt

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Fin whaling boats have launched to begin to hunt, at a time when a massive petition seeks to halt the…

Cabbies Might Be Talking About You On Facebook

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Hidden video recordings, copies of IDs and rumour-mongering are all being shared in a closed Facebook group for Icelandic cabbies….

Harriet Cardew Denied Passport Due To Name

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The girl who made international headlines last year still faces struggles against Icelandic bureaucracy over the issue of her name….

“Leif” Sees Surge In Popularity

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The name “Leif” has taken a sharp rise in popularity amongst expecting parents last year – just not in Iceland….

Seven Sentenced In Kaupthing Market Manipulation Case

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Reykjavík District Court handed out prison sentences yesterday to several former Kaupthing bankers for engaging in market manipulation. Kjarninn reports…

Are You Ready For Some Summer?

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This week, the weekend especially, promises to be unusually hot for parts of Iceland that normally do not reach such…

WOW Cyclothon: We Have A Winner!

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The winning team of the WOW Cyclothon has crossed the finish line, as over 19 million ISK was raised for…

Guns Flown Back To Norway Without Required Authorisation

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There was no legal authorisation made to ship 250 submachine guns back to Norway by an Icelandair passenger plane, the…

Petition Urges St. Kitts To Help Save Whales

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A rapidly growing petition is calling upon St. Kitts to revoke its flag from Winter Bay, a ship carrying 1,700…

PM Cautions Against Pirate Party Victory

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Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson warned the nation that the Pirate Party becoming “influential” would be “cause for concern for…

Committee: Reykjavík’s Domestic Airport Should Maybe Move To Lava Fields By Hafnarfjörður

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A steering committee has found Hvassahraun to be the most cost-effective site for the domestic airport serving the greater-Reykjavík area,…

Iceland Most Peaceful Country Yet Again

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Iceland is once again the most peaceful country in the world, according to the results of the latest Global Peace…

Mystery Of Weed-Stuffed “Dildo” Solved

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The owner of the weed-filled “dildo” found by customs last month got in touch with the Grapevine to give us the full…

Guns On Their Way Back To Norway

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Those guns the Icelandic police wanted were, at last, put on a plane back to Norway, which left early this…

Nurses And Government Strike Deal

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A deal has been reached between the government and the nurse’s union, although still pending the approval of union members….

Authorities Reverse Deportation Decision For Asylum Seeker

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The Asylum Appeals Board has reversed the Directorate of Immigration’s order to deport Iraqi asylum seeker Adam Ibrahim Pasha. According…

Mysterious Weather-Changing Machine Used For Secret Solstice

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British scientists came to Iceland with a machine that reportedly keeps the weather temporarily sunny and dry, and it was…

Cops Want Tasers Again

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Iceland’s police force are once again asking to get tasers, as they have done for at least the past five…

WOW Cyclothon Begins Again

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The WOW Cyclothon bicycle race circling Iceland has kicked off again, and this year is raising funds for an addition…

200 Trees To Be Planted In Honour Of World’s First Woman President

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200 birch trees will be planted this Saturday to honour Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, the world’s first woman president. This June 29…

Finance Minister: Nurse Resignations Are Negotiation Tactic

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Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson said that the mass resignation of nurses that is still ongoing is “intended to influence collective…

Bam Margera Presses Charges, Changes Mind, Leaves Country

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Bam Margera, after initially reporting to the police to press charges for being punched by several people, decided to drop…

Iceland Struggles To Settle The Fishing Quota Dispute

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While much of the media at home and abroad has been paying attention to Iceland’s booming tourist industry, fishing remains…

Animal Rights Groups Implore Obama To Impose Trade Sanctions On Iceland

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A coalition of 20 animal rights and environmentalist groups have called on US President Barack Obama to impose sanctions on…

Bam Margera Gets Punched In The Face By Icelandic Rapper – VIDEO

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Renowned Jackass Bam Margera denies that he was behaving in a manner consistent with his reputation when he was punched…

Are You A Hummus Master?

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If you think your hummus rocks the casbah, now is your chance to put your chickpeas where your mouth is….

Nurse School Graduates Wear Black Ribbons

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Many newly graduated nurses will wear a black ribbon in protest against wage-based gender discrimination in Iceland. At the same…

Historic Icelandic Woman Honoured On 100th Anniversary Of Suffrage

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Iceland celebrated the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, amongst many other ways, by unveiling a statue of a pioneer of…

UK Trade Union Supports Iceland’s Nurses

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The UK’s second largest trade union has issued a statement of solidarity with Iceland’s nurses, who are preparing to take…

Prime Minister Dedicates Signs, “Sings” Folk Song

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Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson unveiled some new trimmings to the Government Offices, and then took part in an indescribable…

Prime Minister Booed By Thousands At Independence Day Celebrations

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Thousands attended yesterday’s Independence Day protests, and the Prime Minister was given quite a reception. As can be seen and…