Author: Alice Poggio - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Power Line to Westman Islands Temporarily Shut For Ravens

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Landsnet has decided to take Vestmannaeyjar Line 1 out of operation for the coming weeks due to a couple of…

Socialist Party Founder Casts Doubts On Infrastructure Minister’s Housing Bill

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Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, Minister of Infrastructure and chairman of the Progressive Party, presented a bill yesterday which aims to improve…

Swan Wasn’t Shot, Driver Takes Responsibility

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A driver responsible for the death of a swan two days ago has turned himself in to the police in…

Magma Collecting Close to HS Orka and Blue Lagoon

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About one and a half million cubic meters of magma have accumulated a few kilometers below the surface close to…

President Of Iceland And His Delegation Travel To USA

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Last night the President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, went to the US; specifically, California. There he will lead the…

Icelandic Tourism Industry Will Need To Import Upwards of 9,000 Employees

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The Icelandic tourism industry needs to bring in seven to nine thousand foreign workers this year and the next, in…

New In Town: Sirkus

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OK, it may not be totally new, but it’s definitely back in town, at long last. After shutting its doors…

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…

1,800 Earthquakes Recorded Last Week In Reykjanes Peninsula

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Around 1,800 earthquakes were measured on the Reykjanes Peninsula last week. RÚV reports thats Kristín Jónsdóttir, earthquake hazards coordinator at…

Ask An Expert: How To Avoid an Arctic Tern Attack

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The Arctic Tern is a fascinating and impressive bird. Over its lifetime (20-30years) they will travel over 70,000 km every…

Electric Scooter Vandal Comes Forward

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A cyclist who has been damaging the brakes on electric scooters turned himself in to Hopp’s CEO. Photos of him…

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…

Brynja For Sale, Owner Hopes The Shop Will Go On

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On Saturday it was reported that the Brynja store at Laugavegur 29 was looking for new owners. Brynjólfur H. Björnsson,…

Harpa: The Wind Sings Through Art With New Sculpture

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A new abstract sculpture made in celebration of Harpa’s 10th anniversary was introduced to the public in front of the…

Icelandic Tenants Association “Demands Answers” From Electoral Candidates

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The Tenants’ Association in Iceland says that the local elections in 2022 will most likely revolve around an emergency situation…

Reykjavík Street Art Walk Without A Guide

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Must-see street art, free and in walking distance (for the most part) Street art in Reykjavík has a lot to…

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…

Þórarinn Jónsson Wins European Photography Award

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Þórarinn Jónsson is an Icelandic photographer who has been running his own tour company, Thor Photography, since 2014, where he…

Landvernd Argues For Electric Train to Keflavík

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In February 2021, Parliament approved a parliamentary resolution which entrusted selected Ministers to appoint a working group of experts to…

Celebrating Imagination: DesignMarch Is Back In Full Swing

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Iceland’s largest design festival, DesignMarch, is about to return for its 14th year running—in May. Although the pandemic forced it…

Bird Flu Update: Harmful Variant H5N1 Confirmed

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Yesterday afternoon it was confirmed that the bird flu virus that has been causing all kinds of bird species both…

Learning Icelandic? Despair No Longer, LingQ Is Here!

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Rökkvi Vésteinsson is an Icelandic comedian who brings good news for the non-native residents who, despite being well-intentioned and eager…

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…

Space Mama Piggy: “An Imperfect Individual In An Imperfect World”

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Sólveig Eva Magnúsdóttir is an Icelandic storyteller living in New York and Reykjavik. Sólveig writes, paints, acts, directs, illustrates, and…

Mental Health Services In Iceland: “A Lot Of Work To Be Done”

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The National Audit Office published their report on mental health services on Monday. Unlike the report published in 2016 –…