Author: Andie Sophia Fontaine - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Poll: Largest Portion Want Current Government To Continue

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According to a new poll conducted for Fréttablðið from September 13th through September 16th, the largest share of potential voters…

COVID Roundup: 25 New Domestic Cases, Most Outside Quarantine

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There were 25 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday. Of those, 13 were outside quarantine at diagnosis,…

COVID Roundup: 37 Domestic Cases Yesterday, Most Outside Quarantine

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There were 37 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday. Of those, 23 were outside quarantine at diagnosis,…

COVID Roundup: 26 Domestic Cases, Half Unvaccinated, Most In Quarantine

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There were 26 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday. Of those, eight were outside quarantine at diagnosis,…

Gallup: Current Government Holding By Slimmest Possible Majority

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There have been some significant shifts in party support between August and September, according to a new poll from Þjóðarpúls…

COVID Roundup: 29 Domestic Cases Yesterday, New Restriction Relaxations Announced

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Following a government meeting held this morning, some new relaxations to domestic restrictions were announced by Minister of Health Svandís…

COVID Roundup: 26 Domestic Cases, Half Outside Quarantine

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There were 26 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday. Of those, 13 were outside quarantine at diagnosis….

COVID Roundup: 25 New Domestic Cases, Roughly Half In Quarantine

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25 new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. 12 were outside…

COVID Roundup: 44 Domestic Cases, Most Outside Quarantine

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44 new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. 25 were outside…

Man Suspected Of Shooting Mayor’s Car Now Harassing City Councilperson

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Police kept watch over Reykjavík City Hall last Tuesday while city council held proceedings as Centre Party vice councilperson Baldur…

Largest Portion Of Icelanders Believes Country Accepts Too Few Refugees

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A new poll from Market and Media Research asked Icelanders whether they believe too many, too few or just enough…

COVID Roundup: 37 Domestic Cases, Most Outside Quarantine & Unvaccinated

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37 new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. 22 were outside…

COVID Roundup: 25 Domestic Cases, 8 Outside Quarantine, 13 Unvaccinated

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25 new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. Eight were outside…

Ask An Expert: Why Are There So Few Immigrants In Parliament?

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Iceland’s immigrant population—which includes those who are now citizens, capable of voting in parliamentary elections—is over 15%, but this is…

Crowded House: Parliamentary Elections In The Pandemic

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Correction: Independence Party candidate Viktor Ingi Lorange is, in fact, neither an immigrant nor of foreign extraction, despite his inclusion…

COVID Roundup: 26 Domestic Cases Yesterday

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

Flooding Continuing In The Southeast, Will Likely Reach National Highway

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The flooding which began in Skaftá last Wednesday has not abetted, but has in fact risen to levels that make…

COVID Roundup: 43 Domestic Cases, Most Of Them Unvaccinated

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43 new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. 16 were outside…

COVID Roundup: 54 Domestic Cases, Most Unvaccinated And In Quarantine

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54 new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. 25 were outside…

Abuse Survivor Puzzled By Statement From Footballer Who Attacked Her

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In response to Kolbeinn Sigþórsson’s statement yesterday, wherein he issued a very conditional apology of sorts for “behaviour [that] ……

Iceland Airwaves Postponed Until Next Year

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In a statement released by Iceland Airwaves organisers just now, it was announced that the music festival will be postponed…

Kolbeinn Sigþórsson Releases Statement On Assault He Committed

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In the wake of the continuing controversy involving the Icelandic Football Association (KSÍ), sexual assaults reportedly committed by some of…

COVID Roundup: 67 Domestic Cases Yesterday, Most In Quarantine At Diagnosis

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67 new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. 29 were outside…

Football Association Apology Falls Flat, Calls For Resignation Grow, Protest Planned

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Yesterday’s apology from the Icelandic Football Association (KSÍ), and the resignation of their now former director, Guðni Bergsson, has not…

Death At Hospital Mental Health Ward Being Investigated As Criminal Act

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A patient at the mental health ward of Landspítali hospital died on August 16th, and police believe the death may…