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Food Review: The Greenhouse

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Hveragerði is an odd town, occupying a strange space in the hearts of elder millennials and Gen Xers. The town,…

The Icelandic Roundup: Lenya Rún – Pirate Party Politician

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Valur Grettisson (editor-in-chief) and Josie Anne Gaitens (culture editor) are joined on this week’s podcast by Lenya Rún Taha Karim,…

Fourteen People Rescued From Glacier

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Last week, a group of fourteen people was rescued from the Öræfajökull volcanic glacier, RÚV reports. Fourteen hikers, including twelve…

25 International Sailing Race Participants Stranded in Eastfjords

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25 sailors had to land in Fáskrúðsfjörður this weekend due to high winds and a third of the boats were…

RVK Newscast 190: Death At Reynisfjara, Iceland’s Black Beach

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Reykjavík Grapevine’s editor-in-chief Valur Grettison is at the black sand beach, Reynisfjara, to discuss the tragic news of the second…

The Icelandic Roundup: Death at Reynisfjara

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Another death has occurred at ‘the black beach’, Reynisfjara, the 4th in recent years. With tourism numbers increasing again, who—if…

Beluga Whales To Move To Klettsvík Bay Shortly

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Beluga whales Little White and Little Grey, who are now based at the Sea Life Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary in…

Artic Creatures In Trashed Beaches

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“We are old friends, me, Óskar Jónsson and Hrafnkell Sigurðsson. We came out of the Icelandic punk scene,” says Stefán…

Grapevine New Music Picks: Pale Moon, JóiPé, and Draumfarir

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According to the weather forecast, we should have a super sunny day tomorrow (yes we’re still obsessed). According to experience,…

Islands Of Wonder: Winning The Weather Lottery In Vestmannaeyjar

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No matter what the gods have thrown at the Westman Islands (known locally as Vestmannaeyjar)—eruptions, turbulent history, harsh living conditions—it…

The Icelandic Roundup: Planned Mass Deportations

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Reykjavík Grapevine’s editor-in-chief, Valur Grettisson, and news editor, Andie Sophia Fontaine, discuss the situation regarding the planned deportation of around…

Perfect Day: Helga Kristín Torfadóttir

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Helga is a young Icelandic geologist, specialising in volcanology. She has been working on the most recent eruption in Reykjanes,…

Stories And Connections In The Far West: Skjaldborg Returns

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The Skjaldborg festival has nurtured Iceland’s documentary scene since its inception in 2007. Like most other aspects of society, it…

Witch Hunt: A Visit To The Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft

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Witchcraft and wizardry haves been the subject of fascination for centuries—just look at the success of a certain magical franchise…

The Icelandic Roundup: Quakes, Monkeypox And Asylum Seekers

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Editor-in-chief of The Reykjavík Grapevine, Valur Grettisson, and culture editor Josie Anne Gaitens are back to go over the latest…

Perfect Day: Erlendur Thor Magnusson

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Erlendur Thor Magnusson is an Icelandic photographer with a 20-year-long obsession with surfing in any weather conditions. He humbly mentions…

Well, You Asked: A Worthy Sacrifice

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You keep asking us for advice, and we’ll keep answering. You can’t stop us. What are you gonna do, start…

Zelensky Speaks At The Althingi, The Oldest Parliament In The World

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Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine, addressed members of the Althingi, the Icelandic parliament which is one of the oldest…

Lost In Google Translation: Cetacean Roe

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Hear ye, hear ye, biologists! A headline from today reads: The minke whale has laid six eggs. An egg laying…

Making Food Waste A Thing Of The Past

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Have you ever had to throw away food and felt guilty afterward? Or cooked way too much pasta for a…

Rescue Squad Frees Hiker

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The rescue team in the South was called out on Saturday night when a report was received from a hiker…