Author: Alice Demurtas - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Russian Sanctions On Iceland Hinder World Cup Preparations

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The trade sanctions imposed by Russia on Iceland three years ago have had a grave impact on Iceland’s preparations for…

May The Storms Be With You: More Weather Alerts Issued In Iceland

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An alert has been issued today for the area of Faxaflói Bay, Breiðarfjörður and the south coast of Iceland due…

American Couple Dies During Fishing Trip In Iceland

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An American couple died in Iceland yesterday after an accident occurred on Sunday at Lake Þingvallavatn in Þingvellir National Park,…

Town Guide: Ostapizza And Waterfalls In Kirkjubaejarklaustur

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Tucked away from the shores of the south coast, the tiny village of Kirkjubaejarklaustur rests beneath a rocky belt of flat mountains,…

The Turning Wheel: The Philosophy Of Top Icelandic Gallery Hverfisgallerí

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Sitting in a sleek downtown restaurant in a pink tulle skirt, Sigríður L. Gunnarsdóttir peruses the menu for less than…

Location Of TV Screens For World Cup Announced In Downtown Reykjavik

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It’s almost time—you can feel it in the hail and the storms. Summer is coming, and with it our Smiters’…

Word Of The Issue: Gúrkutíð

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Gúrkutíð is that magical time of year between June and August, or January and March, when nothing notable happens and…

Burger Gurus At Le Kock Start Pop-Up Events In Downtown Reykjavik

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The chefs behind Le Kock will be organising a series of pop-up events this week, hosted by Apotek Restaurant in…

Wreck Of British Boat From WWII Found Off The Coasts Of Iceland

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The wreck of British tugboat ‘Empire World’ was recently found in Faxaflói bay, just off the southwest coast of Iceland,…

Over 16,500 People in Iceland Sign Petition To Withdraw From Eurovision In Israel

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More than 16,500 people in Iceland, and rising, have recently signed an online petition to withdraw from the next Eurovision…

New Website Tells Icelandic Women Of Genetic Mutation Linked To Cancer

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Icelandic research centre deCODE Genetics will open a website today where women will be able to find out whether or…

Icelandic Movie ‘Woman At War’ Gets International Attention In Cannes

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New Icelandic movie ‘Kona fer í strið’ (or ‘Woman at war’) premiered during Critics Week at the Cannes Film Festival…

Thor: A Display Of Norse Mythology

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As you stroll down Reykjavík’s main street Laugavegur, it’s almost impossible to ignore the gigantic statue of hammer-wielding God Þór…

Whale Gets Into Accident With Fishing Boat In Iceland: Is It Revenge?

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An unidentified whale recently got into an accident with an Icelandic fishing boat in the south of Iceland, RÚV reports….

Iceland No Longer Following Nordic Welfare Model

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Harpa Njálsdóttir, who has been analysing the development of the Icelandic welfare system for the past decade, recently told RÚV that…

Fontana And The Hot Springs Of Laugarvatn

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There is something deeply satisfying in soaking into a hot tub as the sun starts going down, and even more…

Eurovision 2018: Will Iceland’s Prince Charming Pass Tonight’s Test?

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With less than a week to go before the Eurovision finals, music fans all over the world wait with bated…

Another Victory For Iceland: Jóhanna Gúðrun Wins Dancing With The Stars

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Life has never been better for Icelandic athletes. First our football team qualified for the World Cup and is still…

The Mountain Wins World Strongest Man In Shadow Of Domestic Violence Allegations

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Game of Thrones’ legendary eye-gouger The Mountain, aka Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, was recently named World’s Strongest Man during the 2018 edition…

Icelandic Director Baltasar Kormákur Talks New Movie Adrift & Future Of Filmmaking

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On the very day marking the beginning of summer in Iceland, one of the biggest film studios in Europe opened…

Girl Talk: Sillus Unleashes Her Potential In Iceland’s Music Scene

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Icelandic musician Sigurlaug Thorarensen never pretends to have it all figured out, but there is a clarity of mind behind…

At The Law Court: The Magnitude Of Þingvellir’s History

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“You see that rift on the other side, right there at the base of the mountain?” Project Manager of Þingvellir…

Icelandic Midwives Refuse To Take Extra Shifts: State Says It’s Illegal

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Icelandic midwives recently announced that they wouldn’t be taking any more extra shifts at The National University Hospital of Iceland in…

Music News: Airwaves, Indriði, And The $1,000,000 Festival Ticket

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Iceland Airwaves has released a new round of acts who’ll be performing at the festival this year, including eye-catching names…

Monday News Edit: What Are Icelanders Talking About?

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As we welcome this (hopefully) last bit of winter before spring comes along, we also ponder what has been on…