Author: Alina Maurer - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Icelandic Tourist Association Calls For Abolition Of Quarantine

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As tourists are returning to Iceland, the rules for entering the country have not been altered much. Currently, people not…

Graduation Party While Flying Over The Volcano

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A special graduation party awaited the 32 graduates from the Icelandic Aviation Academy on Monday evening. The graduates celebrated their…

Three More Dog Breeds Banned In Iceland

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Bad news for dog breeding fans. Not all dogs are allowed to be imported to Iceland. As for now, three…

Tighter Restrictions This Year On Icelandic National Day Than Last Year

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As Þjóðhátíðardagur, Icelandic National Day, is approaching this Thursday, the gathering ban has been loosened. Starting today, 300 people can…

American Tourist Risks His Life At The Volcano

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During the weekend, a hiker running on the lava field in front of the big lava-spitting crater was spotted on…

Iceland’s Herd Immunity Is Progressing Well

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Iceland’s herd immunity is progressing well, Þórólfur Guðnason, the chief epidemiologist, states in an interview with Vísir. “We have good…

Rapid Covid Tests Coming On Monday

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Starting Monday, the Capital Area Health Service will offer rapid tests to detect Covid infections. Rapid tests are much faster…

New Billionaire In Iceland, Thanks To Largest Lottery Payout In Icelandic History

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Last night a very lucky Icelander won the Vikinglótto – and received the largest amount of money ever won in…

This Week’s Culture Pick: Iceland Documentary Film Festival In Akranes

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Documentary geeks, listen! If you’re wondering what to do from June 23rd until June 27th and you’re heavily invested in…

Open Vaccination Days In June Are Cancelled

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The plans for open vaccination days in June have been dropped. Those who do not want to be vaccinated with…

Man Tries To Abduct 7-Year-Old Girl

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Yesterday, an attempt was made to abduct a seven-year-old girl on a playground in Funafold, Grafarvogur. The girl’s father assumes…

Woman Died After Vaccination – Family Demands Investigation

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In March, a 72-year-old woman died a day after receiving her first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Now, the relatives…

Use Of Cocaine Has Increased In Reykjavík

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Icelanders seem to have increased their drug use in the last four years. According to a study, the use of…

The Possessed Flowerchild: Possimiste Channels The Music Of The Universe

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“I have always felt that it was my destiny to channel music to this world from the ethereal space around…

Farmer Found Geyser In His Yard

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Last week on Tuesday, a farmer was (un)pleasantly surprised by a geyser in his yard, Vísir reports. An old borehole…

Gods of Iceland: Höður, The Forgotten Emo Kid

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Strengths: Being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Weaknesses: Blind, naive, gullible and, again, naive. Modern Analogy: That…

Danish Intelligence Service Involved In NSA Spying Scandal

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On Sunday, the Danish state broadcast DR reported about the Danish military intelligence service helping the NSA to spy on…

Ruins In Bræðraborgarstígur Will Finally Be Torn Down

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The ruins of the house that was burnt down on Bræðraborgarstígur 1 last June will finally be torn down either…

Jack-Of-All-Trades, Rúrik Gíslason Wins “Let’s Dance” in Germany

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Another Icelandic victory can be put in the history books. The former national football player, Iceland’s darling, and jack-of-all-trades, Rúrik…

10,000 Messages Sent Out For 2,500 Vaccine Doses

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This week’s vaccinations are rolled out and the prime importance is finishing the priority group. A new system of redistributing…

“Drop-In” Weddings In Grafarvogskirkja Starting In June

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Lovebirds, get ready! The church in Grafarvogur has announced drop-in weddings at the end of June. According to RÚV, the…

Whale Watching Has Resumed In Húsavík

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Good news for whale watching fans! Whale watching tours have now resumed in Húsavík, after a dead calm due to…

New Travel Gift Available Today – Last One Mostly Used For Fast Food And Gas

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Yesterday, last year’s travel gift, in Icelandic called ‘Ferðagjöf’, has expired and the statistics have been published. It is now…

Man Drowned In Waterfall In The Westfjords

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Yesterday, a middle-aged man drowned in Svuntufoss, a waterfall in the fjord of Patreksfjörður. An announcement from the Westfjords Police…

Winning The Vaccination Lottery: Random Selection Starts This Week

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Priority groups are the main focus of this week’s vaccination schedule. People from priority groups, not already having received a…