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Lost In Google Translation: British Bríet And The Thirst For Balls

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Google mistranslates a couple of recent Icelandic news headlines into English, and we giggle behind our hands. Ball-thirsty ballers Here…

Bill Aims To Support Microbreweries In Iceland

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Progressive Party MP Þórarinn Ingi Pétursson and others from his party have submitted a bill to Parliament which aims to…

Bill Re-Submitted To Allow Home Brewing For Private Consumption

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Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson, MP for the Pírate Party, has re-submitted a bill to lift the ban on home brewing for…

Reykjavík Police Raid Illegal Party

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Last night police broke up a party in central Reykjavík, charging revellers and the managers of a local business with…

Restaurants Reshaping In The Midst Of A Pandemic

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“You shmear the butter all over the dosa,” my Dad demonstrates. “Like this,” he says, as he tenderly traces the…

Reading Too Much Into The Icelandic Book Prize Nominees 2021

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In Iceland, you can be sure that two things happen every year in January: bad weather and the Icelandic Book…

Alcohol Sales Went Through The Roof Last Year

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The Icelandic government-run liquor store, Vínbúðin, has never sold as much alcohol as they did last year according to Morgunblaðið….

Three Icelandic Christmas Movies To Watch Over The Holidays

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Icelandic filmmaking gets better every year. But while most Icelandic filmmakers are fond of dramas, they only occasionally pop out…

SUPPORT THE HOLIDAY ECONOMY!: The Grapevine’s Last-Minute Gift Guide

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We get it: You’ve got a lot on your mind. You forgot to get gifts. It’s December 21st. So let…

Small Relaxation Of Coronavirus Measures: Pools To Open

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The Minister of Health, Svandís Svavarsdóttir, has announced changes to coronavirus prevention measures in Iceland. These will come into effect…

Horror-Scopes: Bingeing Every Vanessa Hudgens Christmas Movie Ever

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The Grapevine’s team of amateur astrologists first off want to remind the world that it’s Christmas, which means it’s acceptable…

Allegations Of Negligence At Ásbrú Refugee Camp

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According to an article published by mbl today, serious allegations have come out about negligence and deprivation of liberty at…

Horror-Scopes: The Alcohol Is Free

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In Horror-Scopes, the Grapevine’s dedicated team of amateur astrologists tell you how to live your best life. First tip? Wear…

Alcohol Tax To Increase

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According to the budget proposal released this morning, excise duties on petrol, alcohol, tobacco and oil will increase by 2.5%…

Strong Icelandic Female Spirit In Three-And-A-Half Books

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In the wake of two Icelandic women being slut-shamed over the idiocy of some poorly-quarantining English football halfwits, the Grapevine…

Alcohol Prices Higher In Iceland

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The price for alcohol is higher in Iceland than in all the other European Union and EFTA countries. According to…

Alcohol Consumption On The Rise Due To COVID-19

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Alcohol sales have gone up amidst the COVID-19 epidemic and consumption is on the rise. According to a Fréttablaðið report…

One To Two Accidents Involving Electric Scooters A Day

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Every day, one to two people land in the emergency room due to accidents on electric scooters, Vísir reports. The…

Epidemiologist Plans To Allow Gatherings Of Up To 2000 From July 13th

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Gatherings of up to 2000 people and later opening hours for bars could be permitted from July 13th, according to…

Half Capitalist Venture, Half Protest, Bjórland Sells Icelandic Beer Online

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In an unprecedented turn of events, Bjórland, a new online store offering home delivery of beer from major craft breweries…

Reminder: Numerous Coronavirus Restrictions Lifted Today

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As reported, Iceland’s “state of emergency” due to the coronavirus lifts today. With it comes a number of eased restrictions…