Author: Andie Sophia Fontaine - The Reykjavik Grapevine

COVID Roundup: Three Domestic Cases Yesterday, Two Outside Quarantine At Diagnosis

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Three new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. Two of these…

Resurgence Of #MeToo In Iceland Prompts Examination Of Judicial System

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Iceland is currently experiencing a resurgence of the #MeToo movement due to a recent case involving a nationally famous man,…

COVID Roundup: New Domestic Relaxations Effective Today, Your Daily Numbers

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The Icelandic government’s planned relaxation of domestic pandemic restrictions goes into effect today. These relaxations are the following: 1. Gathering…

How To Enjoy Icelandic Kjötsúpa After All The Sheep Are Gone

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It has recently come to light that there are now fewer sheep in Iceland than there were over 100 years…

What Are Icelanders Talking About? Rumble In The Jungle

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Drugs! Do you like to do drugs? Well then you may be interested to know that Parliament is debating whether…

COVID Roundup: Five New Domestic Cases, One Outside Quarantine At Diagnosis

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Five new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. One of these…

Health Minister Reveals List Of High Risk Countries, Border Policy Goes Into Effect Tomorrow

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The Ministry of Health has just released their list of countries considered high-risk areas. This will be used in order…

COVID Roundup: Two New Domestic Cases, Both In Quarantine At Diagnosis

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Two new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. Both of these…

Activist Convicted Under Disputed Police Obedience Law

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Elín­borg Harpa Önundar­dóttir, an activist who has long fought for the rights of asylum seekers in Iceland, was yesterday sentenced…

COVID Roundup: Five Domestic Cases Yesterday, One Outside Quarantine At Diagnosis

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Five new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. All but one…

Poll: Ruling Coalition Holds Its Own, People’s Party Losing Support

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According to the latest poll from Þjóðarpuls Gallup, the current ruling coalition—led by the Left-Greens with the Independence Party and…

Chief Epidemiologist Urges Caution Despite Promising Coronavirus Numbers

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Even though the latest cases over the weekend—wherein only 10 people over the past three days were diagnosed with coronavirus,…

Namibian Journalists Condemn Treatment Of Icelandic Journalists

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In response to ongoing attacks by the Icelandic fishing company Samherji against several Icelandic journalists for their coverage of the…

COVID Roundup: Calm Weekend, All Cases In Quarantine

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Four new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. All of these…

EU Court Allows Lawsuit Against Bank Which Advised Investing In Failed Icelandic Bank

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The European Court of Justice has ruled that a woman in Portugal is in fact allowed to sue a bank…

COVID Roundup: Five New Domestic Cases, All In Quarantine At Diagnosis

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Five new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesteday, according to the latest data from covid.is. All of these…

Foreigners Being Harassed Due To Coronavirus Fears

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Víðir Reynisson, the chief of Civic Protection and part of Iceland’s coronavirus response team leadership, said at a press conference…

Earthquake Strikes East Of Reykjavík

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 struck 11:37 Icelandic time 2.7km from Eiturhól, near Nesjavellir. The quake was reportedly…

Iceland Airwaves 2021: New Acts Just Announced

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As Iceland aims to ease all domestic pandemic restrictions by the end of June (pending the success of vaccinations in…

COVID Roundup: 10 Domestic Cases Yesterday, 3 Outside Quarantine

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Ten new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesteday, according to the latest data from covid.is. All but three…

VIDEO: Kolbeinsey, Iceland’s Northernmost Island, Is Hanging In There

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Lonely Kolbeinsey, Iceland’s northernmost point, is fighting a losing battle against erosion from the sea and the weather. The Icelandic…

COVID Roundup: Nine Domestic Cases Yesterday, All But Two In Quarantine At Diagnosis

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Nine new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesteday, according to the latest data from covid.is. All but two…

COVID Roundup: 36 Domestic Cases Over Past Three Days, 7 Outside Quarantine

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36 new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected over Friday, Saturday, and Sunday according to the latest data from…

New Border Law Passes Parliament

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In the early morning hours of April 22nd, after much debate, Parliament passed into law Iceland’s new pandemic response border…

COVID Roundup: 27 New Cases These Past Two Days, Nine Outside Quarantine At Diagnosis

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10 new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. All but one…