Author: Andie Fontaine - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Surprise, Everyone: Another Wind Storm In Iceland, Car Travel Inadvisable

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You’re not going to believe this, but there’s another storm washing over the country. The latest alerts from the Icelandic…

Last Words: Outraged By Outrage

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To follow the cycle of public discussion in Iceland when any of our elected officials get up to something horrible,…

East Iceland LungA School Offering Scholarships

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Iceland’s cutting-edge art institution is now offering scholarships, and applications are being accepted. The LungA School, an art institute located…

Icelandic Artist Interprets Klausturgate In New Painting (NSFW)

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One of our favourite painters, Þrándur Þórarinsson, has just released a new painting that crystallises the Klausturgate scandal in his…

Icelander Cleans Attic, Finds Mortar

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An Icelander cleaning out their attic found an old explosive, a mortar, from the bygone era of Iceland’s occupation by…

Iceland’s Education Minister Calls Klausturgate MPs “Thugs”

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Minister of Education Lilja Alfreðsdóttir spoke candidly on Icelandic public broadcasting last night about her reactions to the Klausturgate recordings,…

Part Of Iceland’s Route 1 Closed Today Due To Severe Weather

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Today is not the day to go driving through South Iceland, as even part of Route 1 has been closed…

Weather Warning: Up To 50 Metres Per Second Winds In South Iceland

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The weather in the south and southeast of Iceland will not be conducive travel tomorrow, as high winds are once…

Immigrants In Iceland Increase By 50% From 2012

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Immigrants to Iceland continue to increase, according to the latest data from Statistics Iceland. In the beginning of 2018, 43,736…

PHOTOS: Reykjavik FINALLY Blessed With Snowfall

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Apparently the weather goddess heard our incessant whining, as she has finally blessed Iceland’s capital area with beautiful snow. As…

Vast Majority Of Icelanders Ready To Go On Strike

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74% of Icelanders say that the conditions in the labour market justify the use of the strike in order to…

Polls: Centre Party Takes A Hit, Most Icelanders Want Resignations

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Support for the Centre Party has dropped by a significant degree, Kjarninn reports, according to the latest results of a…

Iceland’s Parliament Issues Apology For Abusive Remarks Of Six Parliamentarians

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Steingrímur J. Sigfússon, the President of Parliament, addressed the Icelandic Parliament today, starting off the first parliamentary session since news…

Iceland Colder Than A Martian Spring Today

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Temperatures in Iceland will get so cold today, the surface of Mars in the early spring would actually be warmer….

Akureyri Buried In Snow, While Reykjavik Still Waits For Winter

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While Iceland’s capital contends with high winds and little else wintery, Akureyri is a winter wonderland of snow as far…

Iceland: 100 Years Of Sovereignty

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On December 1, 1918, Iceland gained its sovereignty from Denmark, taking the final step towards becoming a fully independent republic….

Indigo Partners Steps In To Buy Out Minority Stake Of WOW Air In Shadow Of Firings

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Indigo Partners, the company behind budget airline Wizz Air, are strongly considering buying an undisclosed minority stake in WOW Air,…

Political Storm Rocks Iceland In Wake Of Leaked Recordings Of Parliamentarians

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Resignations and investigations are in the cards in the wake of leaked recordings of parliamentarians engaging in abusive and degrading…

Parliamentarians Call For Ethics Committee To Investigate Statements In Leaked Recording

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Numerous parliamentarians have signed a joint statement calling for the Parliamentary Ethics Committee to investigate abusive remarks made by several…

Recording Of Icelandic Male MPs Speaking Misogynistically About Women Colleagues Leaked

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A recording taken at a local bar, wherein male parliamentarians can be heard demeaning and dismissing their female colleagues, was…

BREAKING: Icelandair Group Will Not Buy WOW Air After All

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The impending buyout of WOW Air by Icelandair Group is officially dead. This was confirmed by an announcement from Icelandair,…

Iceland’s Labour Leaders Gearing Up For Class War

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Three labour leaders sat down with Icelandic public broadcasting to discuss their aims, and what step they are willing to…

Lawsuit Against The Guardian In The Works Over Assange-Manafort Story

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The editor of WikiLeaks is preparing a lawsuit against The Guardian after reporting that former Trump campaign advisor Paul Manafort…

VIDEO: Icelandic Woman Wins ‘Hardest Race In The World’

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Elísabet Margeirsdóttir recently won the gruelling 400 kilometre Gobi Ultra Marathon, finishing first for the women’s category of the race….

Hurray! The “Oslo” Tree Is Up!

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Despite being cut down right here in Iceland, old habits die hard and the grand Christmas tree in front of…