Author: Andie Sophia Fontaine - The Reykjavik Grapevine

COVID Roundup: 66 Domestic Cases Yesterday, 24 In Quarantine At Diagnosis

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There were 66 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday. Of those, 42 were outside quarantine at diagnosis….

Icelandic Priests Object To Proposal To Stop Charging People For Certain Priest Services

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A new proposal from The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland council seeks to do away with the common practice of…

University Student Launches Unique Demonstration For Gender Neutral Facilities

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A queer activist and student at the University of Iceland—who has already made several formal appeals to the school for…

Iceland To Lift All Pandemic Restrictions Over Next Four Weeks

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Following a government meeting held just moments ago, Minister of Health Svandís Svavarsdóttir announced that all pandemic restrictions will be…

COVID Roundup: 35 Domestic Cases, Most In Quarantine

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There were 35 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday. Of those, 13 were outside quarantine at diagnosis….

Vice MP Subjected To Repeated Racist Abuse, Has Filed Reports With The Police

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Lenya Rún Taha Karim, a 21-year old law student and vice MP for the Pirate Party, has been subjected to…

Queer People In Iceland Receiving Violent Threats; Hate Crime Laws Needed

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Over the past few days in Iceland, numerous queer and disabled people have been receiving calls and messages on social…

Poll: Largest Share Of Those Polled Want Katrín Jakobsdóttir To Continue As Prime Minister

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A new poll from Maskína, which asked respondents which party chairs they would most like to see be Iceland’s next…

COVID Roundup: 50 New Cases, Roughly Half In Quarantine At Diagnosis

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There were 50 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday. Of those, 24 were outside quarantine at diagnosis….

A Promising Food Gem in Selfoss

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The Mjólkurbúið Mathöll is a new food court in Selfoss with some serious potential. South Iceland is experiencing a renaissance…

COVID Roundup: 36 New Domestic Cases, Still No One In Intensive Care

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There were 36 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday. Of those, 16 were outside quarantine at diagnosis….

Independence Party Gains New MP, Centre Party Loses One

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Last Saturday, Birgir Þórarinsson, who was elected to Parliament during last month’s elections to represent the Centre Party, announced that…

COVID Roundup: 53 New Domestic Cases, None In Intensive Care

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There were 53 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday. Of those, 24 were outside quarantine at diagnosis….

COVID Roundup: 55 New Domestic Cases, Most In Quarantine At Diagnosis

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There were 55 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday. Of those,166 were outside quarantine at diagnosis. 17…

“Ice Church” Appears Off Northeast Coast Of Iceland

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The Rif Field Station posted some stunning photos of an iceberg on their Facebook page yesterday morning. The accompanying photos…

COVID Roundup: 44 New Domestic Cases, 26 Outside Quarantine

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There were 44 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday. Of those, 26 were outside quarantine at diagnosis….

Election Update: What To Do About The Northwest Ballot Situation?

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As reported last week, the national election board concluded that the Northwest District, beset by one recount and revelations that…

Pandora Papers: No Icelandic Politicians, But 8 Icelandic Owners, Reportedly Within

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The Pandora Papers leak, a massive dataset revealing a complex, global finance system that enables the world’s richest and most…

Election Update: Coalition Talks Continue, Result Uncertain

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Ten days after Iceland’s general elections, Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir has confirmed that the Left-Greens, the party she chairs, the…

COVID Roundup: 31 New Domestic Cases, Most In Quarantine

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There were 31 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday. Of those, 15 were outside quarantine at diagnosis….

COVID Roundup: 39 Domestic Cases, Most Outside Quarantine

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There were 39 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday. Of those, 28 were outside quarantine at diagnosis….

COVID Roundup: 16 Domestic Cases, 9 Outside Quarantine

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There were 16 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday. Of those, nine were outside quarantine at diagnosis….

National Election Board: Northwest District Could Not Prove Ballot Count Met Standards

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Kristín Edwald, the chair of Iceland’s national election board, told reporters that the board did not receive confirmation from the…

New Developments In Recount Case: Open Ballots Left Unsupervised For Unknown Time

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The daughter-in-law of the hotel manager of Hótel Borgarnes, where ballots for the Northwest District were counted over the weekend,…

COVID Roundup: 24 Domestic Cases Yesterday, Most Outside Quarantine

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There were 24 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday. Of those, 16 were outside quarantine at diagnosis….