Author: Andie Sophia Fontaine - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Bill Submitted That Would Ban “Blood Farms” In Iceland

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One of the first pieces of legislation being introduced to the newly-formed Icelandic Parliament is a proposed ban on so-called…

COVID Roundup: 136 Domestic Cases Yesterday, Most Outside Quarantine At Diagnosis

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There were 136 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday, plus an additional three at the border. Of…

First Confirmed Case Of Omicron Variant In Iceland Detected

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While first suspected to be the case yesterday, it has now been confirmed, Vísir reports, that the Omicron variant has…

On The Verge Of A Breakdown: The Delicate, Unsettling Works Of Guðný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir

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Layers of translucent white paper, cut into vaguely cloud-like shapes, lend different shades of cream to light grey due to…

COVID Roundup: 140 Domestic Cases Yesterday, Most In Quarantine At Diagnosis

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There were 140 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday, plus an additional three at the border. Of…

Just Human Stories: ‘Hvunndagshetjur’ Tells The Tales Of Foreign Women In Iceland

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‘Hvunndagshetjur’ is a new film from Magnea Björk Valdimarsdóttir. It tells the tales of four people of foreign origin living…

What Are Icelanders Talking About: The Latest News We Love To Hate

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As one of her last acts as Minister of Health, Svandís Svavarsdóttir (seen above) announced new border guidelines in the…

The Horse Name Committee Strikes Again: Rejects Name Approved For Human Usage

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The mysterious and little-known Horse Name Committee has made headlines once again, Vísir reports. Horse owner Þeba Lind Karlsdóttir received…

COVID Roundup: 117 Domestic Cases Yesterday, Most Outside Of Quarantine

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There were 117 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday, plus an additional three at the border. Of…

Gods of Iceland: Eir, the Healer

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Strengths: Heals the sick and wounded Weaknesses: The awesome responsibility of being a war medic Modern analogue: Florence Nightingale Very…

Horror-Scopes: Deep Space Nine Edition

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In this edition of Horror-Scopes, we’re going to tell you which character you are in the objectively best Star Trek…

East Iceland Shooter Charged With Attempted Homicide, Amongst Other Charges

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The man who went on a shooting spree last August in Egilsstaðir, resulting in him being shot and wounded by…

COVID Roundup: Iceland Responds To Omicron Variant; Epidemiologist Considering Stronger Measures

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There were 95 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday, plus an additional 17 at the border. Of…

Iceland’s New Government Announced

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Following the longest parliamentary break in Icelandic history, and negotiations between the Left-Greens, the Independence Party and the Progressive Party…

Severe Weather Warning Issued For Tomorrow In Southeast And East Iceland

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A new severe weather warning has been issued by the Icelandic Met Office for East Iceland, with a violent storm…

New Website Aims To Teach Icelandic Young People About Consent And Boundaries

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A new website has been launched aimed at Icelanders aged 13 to 19 that hopes to teach young people about…

COVID Roundup: 135 Domestic Cases Yesterday, One New Death Reported

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There were 135 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday, plus an additional six at the border. Of…

Glacial Flooding From Grímsvötn Likely In The Next Few Days

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A continuously updated report from the Icelandic Met Office relays that the ice atop the volcano Grímsvötn is giving every…

Young Girl Reunited With Stuffed Animal Lost In Iceland

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It’s a tale as old as time: girl travels to Iceland, girl loses stuffed animal, girl is reunited with stuffed…

Trans Woman Finally Gets Day In Court In Discrimination Case Against Nightclub

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After three years, a trans woman in Reykjavík has finally gotten her discrimination case against a downtown nightclub opened in…

COVID Roundup: 147 Domestic Cases Yesterday, Booster Shots Exceed 111,000 People

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There were 147 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday, plus an additional 3 at the border. Of…

COVID Roundup: 194 Domestic Cases, Most In Quarantine At Diagnosis

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There were 194 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday, plus an additional 10 at the border. Of…

VIDEO: Animal Welfare Foundation Issues Scathing Report On Icelandic “Blood Farms”

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The Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) and Tierschutzbund Zurich has released a graphic and disturbing 20-minute documentary on “blood farms” in…

Iceland On Track To See 5,000 Babies Born This Year

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Iceland appears to be on track to see about 5,000 births in 2021, RÚV reports. This would mark the greatest…

COVID Roundup: “Believe We Have Reached The Peak,” Chief Epidemiologist Says

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Declining daily numbers of coronavirus diagnoses, as well as an increase in the percentage of those in quarantine at diagnosis,…