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Coughing Bug Plaguing Dogs In Reykjavík

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A non-fatal, but certainly unpleasant, coughing infection has been detected in numerous capital area dogs, RÚV reports. There have been…

Arcadian Arts: A Night In Skagaströnd

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A trip to the northern town of Skagaströnd raises questions about Iceland’s identity. Iceland was, until recently, essentially rural. Rapid…

COVID Roundup: New Isolation & Quarantine Regulations, Two New Deaths, Latest Numbers

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An announcement from Iceland’s government offices states that new changes are now in effect for quarantine and isolation, in large…

Best of Guide: How About Veganuary?

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It’s sad but true: when a lot of people talk about “vegan food” or “vegan restaurants,” what they all too…

Reminder: It Is Illegal To Sell Wild Geese On Facebook

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The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST) has issued a public advisory reminding people that Icelandic law is very clear…

Finance Minister, Foreign Minister & Industry Minister Test Positive For Coronavirus

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Minister of Finance Bjarni Benediktsson has tested positive for the coronavirus, RÚV reports. He disclosed this himself yesterday in a…

One Company Sells Up To 800,000 Disks Of “Laufabrauð” Each Year

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Gæðabakst­ur, perhaps best known to our readers as the bakers who provide renowned hot dog vendors Bæjarins Bestu with their…

Investigation: Where Have All The Rabbits Gone?

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Kjarninn has published a detailed investigative report on a mystery of lagomorphic proportions: the alleged sharp decline of rabbits in…

Glue Traps And Bucket Traps For Mice Banned In Iceland

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Glue trips and so-called bucket traps–which kill mice by drowning–are banned in Iceland, a reminder announcement from the Icelandic Food…

Authorities Likely To Reach Decision On “Blood Farms” Before Christmas

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The director of the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST) is hopeful to conclude its investigations on the controversial practice…

Agricultural Minister Institutes Work Group To Investigate “Blood Mares”

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Minister of Fishing and Agriculture Svandís Svavarsdóttir has organised a work group to investigate the controversial practice of so-called “blood…

Auður Jónsdóttir’s Perfect Day: Balance Between Solitude And Socialising

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Auður Jónsdóttir is an award-winning writer whose books have been published in multiple languages. She’s known to draw inspiration from…

Iceland’s New Government Announced

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Following the longest parliamentary break in Icelandic history, and negotiations between the Left-Greens, the Independence Party and the Progressive Party…

New Type Of Spirulina Produced By MýSköpun

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According to Vísir, a small innovation company called MýSköpun is producing a new type of spirulina algae found in hot…

Grapevine Picks: Hacktivism, Everyday Design & Movie Classics

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What is a responsible, culture-loving Reykvíkingur to do in this creative city over the coming week? Well, it’s funny you…

Best Of Reykjavík Shopping 2021: Best Grocery Store

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We at the Grapevine couldn’t be more excited about the future of Icelandic design. It seems that every year the…

Authorities Call For Investigation Of Suspected Smuggler Of Reptiles And Tarantulas

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The Icelandic Food And Veterinary Authority (MAST) has issued a statement saying they have called for the police to investigate…

Man Fights To Keep Arctic Fox As Pet

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A young Icelandic man is now embroiled in a legal battle to be able to keep an Arctic fox—hereafter referred…

Annual Meat Soup Day Will Be Held October 23rd

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The annual Meat Soup Day will be celebrated this Saturday on Skólavörðustígur, reports Morgunblaðið. Different types of meat soup will…

YouTube Membership: What’s All This Then?

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Since we launched our YouTube membership scheme earlier this month, we’ve been bowled over by your support and kindness. So…

Toxins Found From Hvalfjörður’s Mussels

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The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST) has issued a warning against mussel consumption, reports Vísir. MAST’s warning applies to…