Faroe Islands Accepts Monetary Gift From Iceland After All

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Despite a message of “thanks but no thanks” from the Faroese Minister of Foreign Affairs, today the director of the…

Birna Bid Farewell Today

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This afternoon, the funeral of Birna Brjánsdóttir will be held. Of the two suspects initially arrested in connection with her…

Alcohol Bill Could Legalise Booze In Stores, Though Parliamentary Fight Likely

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It is now more likely than ever that the sale of alcohol in private stores will become a reality in…

Unemployment Hits New Low

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Unemployment has been steadily been decreasing, year by year, and even long-term unemployment has dipped below 1%. RÚV reports that,…

Integration Of Syrian Refugees Reportedly Going Well

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All of the Syrian refugees brought to Iceland last year are reportedly integrating well into Icelandic society, and local authorities…

Gallup: Gov’t Losing Support, Opposition Gaining

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Every party in the ruling coalition has lost support in a new poll from Gallup, while the Left-Greens have seen…

Iranian Asylum Seeker To Be Deported Tomorrow Morning

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Grapevine has just received word that Amir Shokrgozar, an asylum seeker from Iran, is currently in police custody. He will…

Parliament Debates: Can You Call The US President A Fascist?

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Two Pirate Party MPs have taken exception with US President Donald Trump and his policies, with both of them calling…

First Round Of Artists Announced For Iceland Airwaves

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Barely three months after last year’s Airwaves concluded, organisers have announced the first round of acts for Airwaves 2017. As…

Icelandic Citizen Granted Permission To Enter United States

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An Icelandic citizen who was initially denied entry to the United States on account of being born in Iran has…

Seismic Activity Recorded Around Numerous Volcanic Sites

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Bárðarbunga, Katla and Grímsvötn – all Icelandic volcanoes, and all of them have been showing signs of increased seismic activity….

Icelandic Citizen Denied Entry To US For Being Born In Iran

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An Icelander hoping to compete for his country in an international taekwondo tournament in the United States was denied entry…

Iceland’s President Personally Welcomes Syrian Refugees

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22 Syrian refugees arrived in Iceland yesterday, and President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson made it a point to invite them to…

MAST Warns Against Dining Like Former Prime Minister

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Just in case the lunch recently posted by former Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson got your mouth watering, the Icelandic…

Iceland’s Gov’t Condemns Trump, While Ruling Coalition MP Condemns Asylum Seekers

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While the Icelandic government has condemned President Donald Trump’s ban on Muslims from entering the United States, one Independence Party…

In Memoriam: Icelanders March For Birna

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Today, numerous Icelanders held a march in memory of Birna Brjáns­dótt­ir, whose body was discovered in south Iceland last week….

“Greater Than Usual” Chance Of Katla Eruption

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Recent activity at the site of the volcano now indicates a greater chance that it will erupt, but for now…

Most Icelanders Want To Increase Fines For Phone Driving

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Most Icelanders self-report using their phones while driving, and a new poll shows the vast majority of Icelanders also believe…

Icelandic Hot Dogs Available Soon In America

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Sláturfélag Suðurlands (SS), the company behind Iceland’s famous hot dogs, intend to expand their factory in order to make hot…

EU Parliament Looks To Iceland In Edward Snowden Discussion

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The European Parliament (EP) recently discussed the matter of Edward Snowden, and whether or not to allow him to travel…

Naming Committee Rejects “Hel”

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Although the name hails back to ancient Norse mythology, Iceland’s Naming Committee believes Hel would only cause problems for a…

Sperm Whale Beaches In North Iceland

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The Húsavík Whale Museum shared an incredible discovery last Tuesday. Iceland is known for its plethora of whales, drawing hundreds…

City Counseling Services For Immigrants Ends

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From the beginning of this year, Reykjavík counseling services for immigrants have been ended. In an statement from last December,…

Iceland Became More Corrupt In 2016

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Iceland lost a little credibility in 2016, and has become the most corrupt of the Nordic countries, according to the…

Charity Cancels “Furs For The Poor” Giveaway

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A much-criticised effort, initiated by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), to hand out fur coats to Iceland’s…

Satisfaction With President Reaches Record High

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Nearly 82% of Icelanders are pleased with the job President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson has been doing, according to a new…

21 Syrian Refugees Arrive In Iceland

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Iceland welcomed more Syrian refugees yesterday, and they will be settled in two South Iceland towns. Vísir reports that seven…

PETA Donates Fur Coats To Icelanders In Need

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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have donated 200 fur coats to Fjölskylduhjálp, a food bank and general…

Progressive Party MP With Advice For White House Press Secretary

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Shortly after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer slammed members of the press for what he called “deliberately false reporting,”…

Greenland Mourns For Iceland

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Greenlanders braved sub-zero temperatures to gather outside the Icelandic consulate in Nuuk last night in a show of sympathy for…

Body Of Missing Woman Found

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Police announced at a press conference held just moments ago that the body of Birna Brjáns­dótt­ir has been found. RÚV…

“Home Of Leifur Eiríksson” Mourns Beginning Of Trump Presidency

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Today, Donald J. Trump officially becomes the 45th President of the United States of America. The entire world is aware…

Icelanders Love Sugar, Not So Keen On Fruits And Vegetables

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Icelanders eat more sugary foods and fewer fruits and vegetables than other Nordic peoples. At the same time, they also…

Asylum Applications Triple Between The Years

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Over 1,100 applications for asylum were submitted in 2016; about three times more than the year previous. Most of these…

Faroese Conservatives Want To Host Trump-Putin Summit

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A conservative opposition party in the Faroese parliament believes their country would be the ideal hosts for a possible summit…

First Poll Of New Year: Left-Greens Surge, Ruling Coalition Dips

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The first Market and Media Research (MMR) poll of 2017 on levels of party support shows the ruling coalition taking…

Arrests Made In Connection With Missing Woman

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Three crew members of the Greenlandic ship Polar Nanoq were arrested by Icelandic police yesterday in connection with the disappearance…

Former Wikileaks Spokesperson On Manning Sentence Commute: “Victory For Justice”

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Former Wikileaks spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson took to Icelandic radio today on the occasion of whistleblower Chelsea Manning having her sentence…

“My Life, My Death, My Choice” – A Reader Responds To Possible Assisted Suicide Legislation In Iceland

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An Australian man who had to help his suffering wife pass away peacefully, and is now facing the prospect of…

Greenland Trawler Returning To Iceland In Connection With Missing Person Case

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While police say no one is under suspicion of criminal activity in the case of a young Icelandic woman who…

National Church Continues To Shrink In Membership

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New figures from the National Registry show that Iceland’s national church is still losing more members than it is gaining,…

“Warm Beach” To Open In East Iceland

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In just a couple years’ time, Nauthólsvík will no longer be the only warm-water beach in Iceland. RÚV reports that…

Search For Missing Woman Yields Disturbing Clues

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Surveillance footage recovered from Laugavegur on the night Birna Brjáns­dótt­ir disappeared, in addition to police finding what might be her…

Top 5 Places Trump & Putin Should Go If They Meet In Iceland

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Last weekend, The Sunday Times reported that US President Elect and short-fingered shouting enthusiast Donald Trump might be planning a…

Tourist Information Centre Opens in City Hall

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The Reykjavík Tourist Information Centre has opened at City Hall today, moving from its previous location at Aðalstræti 2. In…

Topless Bather Elicits Both Criticism And Praise

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There is no law that bans topless bathing in Reykjavík area pools. This fact was recently brought forward in the…

Search Continues For Missing Woman

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Family members and police are stepping up efforts to find Birna Brjáns­dótt­ir (seen above), who went missing last Saturday. Capital…

Cheap Eats

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How to feed yourself and survive in Reykjavík Every time I see tourists shopping for basic food staples at high-end…

Wants To Establish “Right To Die” Legislation In Iceland

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A newly-formed special interest group hopes to advocate for changes to Icelandic laws that would allow for assisted suicide under…

Up To 4,000 Foreign Workers Needed Next Year

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Domestic workers decreased last year, and Business Iceland predicts that if this trend continues, anywhere from 2,500 to 4,000 foreign…