Author: Andie Sophia Fontaine - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Foreign Minister: Tweet Quoting MLK Not About COVID Restrictions

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a holiday in the US celebrated on the third Monday in January. As is…

Une Misère Frontman Fired From The Band

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In light of allegations of abuse against Une Misère frontman and now-former radio host Jón Már Ásbjörnsson, the band posted…

COVID Roundup: Press Briefing, Daily Numbers

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Chief epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason and chief of police at Civic Protection Víðir Reynisson held a press conference at 11:00 today…

Waiting Period For Booster Shot Shortened

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In an announcement from chief epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason posted to covid.is, the wait time between one’s second vaccination and their…

Sheep News: Miracle Birth, Six-Horned Ram, Scrapie-Resistant Sheep

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It’s been a busy week in the world of sheep journalism in Iceland. Here are the top stories. RÚV reports…

COVID Roundup: Pandemic Supplies Shaky, Childhood Infections, Latest Numbers

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Pandemic supplies such as gloves, masks, and at-home tests are under increasing demand around the world, and Iceland is no…

Radio Host & Une Misère Frontman Fired Following Accusations Of Psychological Abuse

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Jón Már Ásbjörnsson, the frontman for Icelandic hardcore band Une Misère and the host of the radio show Séra Jón…

New Book Shatters Myths Surrounding The Response To Iceland’s Financial Collapse

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A new book, Iceland’s Secret: The Untold Story of the World’s Biggest Con, provides an insider perspective into the investigations…

COVID Roundup: Latest Numbers Holding Steady

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There were 1,080 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday, plus an additional 114 at the border. On…

COVID: New Pandemic Restrictions Announced, Latest Numbers

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Chief epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason submitted new pandemic restriction recommendations to the government this morning, who in turn went over them…

Arctic Lightning On The Rise

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2021 saw some 7,278 lightning strikes across the Arctic region, Fréttablaðið reports. This is nearly double the number of lightning…

Coughing Bug Plaguing Dogs In Reykjavík

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A non-fatal, but certainly unpleasant, coughing infection has been detected in numerous capital area dogs, RÚV reports. There have been…

Earthquake And Aftershocks Detected Near Bárðarbunga

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Data from the Icelandic Met Office shows that an earthquake of a magnitude of 3.2 was detected at 6:51 this…

Volunteer Rabbit Wranglers Wanted

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Dýrahjálp Íslands and Villikanínur, in cooperation with Reykjavík Animal Services, have announced that they are seeking volunteers to help with…

COVID Roundup: New Restrictions Likely To Be Proposed Before Weekend, New Death, Latest Numbers

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Although the pandemic restrictions that were to expire last Tuesday were extended for another three weeks, chief epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason…

Strætó Bus System Hacked, Blackmailed, And Will Not Comply With Demands

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Strætó, the capital area public transit system, recently announced that they have been the victims of a foreign-based cyber attack….

Old Christmas Trees Given To Icelandic Goats And Horses, As A Treat

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As the holiday season nears an end, and people begin to toss out their Christmas trees before the entire floor…

COVID Roundup: Chief Of Medicine, Epidemiologist Recommended Tightening Restrictions, Latest Numbers

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While Minister of Health Willum Þór Þórsson announced yesterday that the current pandemic restrictions would be extended another three weeks,…

Current Pandemic Restrictions Extended, Latest Coronavirus Numbers

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Following a government meeting held this morning, Minister of Health Willum Þór Þórsson announced that the current pandemic restrictions, which…

Storm Across Western Iceland Tonight And Through Thursday

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Another midwinter storm is due to touch down at around 20:00 tonight, a new weather alert from the Icelandic Met…

Chief Epidemiologist: Hopeful The Coronavirus Wave Has Crested

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Chief epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason told RÚV this morning that he does not see much room for relaxing pandemic restrictions further,…

National Church Declines, Humanist Society Sees Increase

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A new announcement from the National Registry shares some interesting data points when it comes to religious and philosophical organisation…

COVID Roundup: New Isolation & Quarantine Regulations, Two New Deaths, Latest Numbers

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An announcement from Iceland’s government offices states that new changes are now in effect for quarantine and isolation, in large…

Album of the Year: Sóley & kef LAVÍK

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Album of the year: Mother Melancholia by Sóley ‘Mother Melancholia’ is a dark, deep exploration into the feeling of the…

Several Prominent Icelandic Men Experiencing Consequences In Wake Of Candid Survivor Interview

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Eigin Konur, a popular Icelandic podcast hosted by feminist influencer Edda Falak, recently featured a guest whose candid recounting of…