Author: Alice Poggio - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Designing Reusable Bags For Hay Rolls

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The recycling system in Iceland is designed to transport plastic out of the country to be recycled elsewhere. Not too…

Italian Air Force Arrives in Iceland

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The Italian Air Force is set to arrive in Iceland today to guard the Icelandic NATO airspace in support of…

Daði Einarsson Wins BAFTA

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Daði Einarsson won British Film and Television Academy awards for his work on the special, visual and graphic effects for…

Belugas Receive New Home In Klettsvík Bay

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The belugas were captured as babies when they were only around 2 years old from their home in the arctic…

Fourth Dose Of Covid-19 Vaccine Recommended For Those Above 80

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Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason has decided to offer a fourth dose of covid vaccine to those aged 80 or above,…

Bird Flu Confirmed In Iceland: What You Should Know (Your Cat Is Safe)

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Bird flu has been confirmed in wild birds in Iceland. The announcement comes from the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Administration…

A Brighter Future For Lækjartorg Tower

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The Lækjartorg tower has always been one of Reykjavik’s landmarks, originally built in the early 1900’s.  Vísir reports it will…

Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away

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Of course, just as Easter holidays are finally around the corner, the amazing weather and sunny skies you’ve been impatiently…

Possible New Bill On Electric Scooters And Bicycles

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Electric scooters have been gaining popularity for some time now, and in recent months accidents involving electric bicycles and scooters…

70 Years Of Erró, Now In Hafnarhúsið

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This Saturday a retrospective exhibition, which celebrates seventy years of Erró’s career, was opened at the Reykjavik Art Museum in…

Tobacco Giant On Flavour Ban Of New Bill : Undermines Public Health Goals

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BAT, otherwise known as British American Tobacco Denmark, submitted a commentary to the Minister of Health’s new bill on nicotine…

Largest Warship Ever Seen In Iceland, In Reykjavik Harbour

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The HMS Prince of Wales, British aircraft carrier, sailed into Reykjavik harbour Monday and will be in Reykjavik until Friday…

Iceland Third Worst In The World For Energy Use

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According to figures from the National Energy Authority, in 2020, there were over 37% more electricity sales to data centers…

Victims Of Digital Sexual Violence Mostly Children, Data Shows

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It has just been over a year since Áslaug Árna Sigurbjörnsdóttir’s bill legislation on digital sexual violence had been approved…

Lost In Google Translation: A Real Head Scratcher

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A short, sad story: Bob, an eager American exchange student, is starting his Icelandic adventure. On his way to school,…

Grapevine Music News: Airwaves Is Back, Our Boy Víkingur, And Tangled And Lost And Lonely

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Anticipation is growing for the upcoming release of Una Torfadóttir’s EP ‘Flækt Og Týnd Og Einmana’, (‘Tangled And Lost And…

Bill On Mourning Leave for Parents Approved

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The bill on grief leave for parents who lose their child was approved by the Icelandic government on March 29th,…

Two Men Charged With Large-Scale Cannabis Cultivation

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Following a case which first appeared in May 2020, the District Prosecutor has charged two men with large-scale cannabis cultivation. …

Faroese Visit French Museum in Fáskrúðsfjörður

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A large group of about 300 Faroese sailors and their spouses have come to Iceland to visit Fáskrúðsfjörður, its rich…

Woman Crippled During Childbirth Means To Sue The State

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The Icelandic government is facing a lawsuit by the woman who was crippled following the birth of her third child…

Helicopters Unable To Answer Rescue Calls Far Out At Sea

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The Icelandic Coast Guard consists of three helicopters. The newest addition, TF-GNA, joined the fleet last May. Helicopters require significant…