Author: Andie Sophia Fontaine - The Reykjavik Grapevine

“Unusual, Very Active” Seismic Activity In Southwest Iceland

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A series of still-ongoing earthquakes centered almost entirely in southwest Iceland is prompting experts to warn that we may need…

Justice Minister Contacted Police Twice About Their Report Of COVID Restriction Violation

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Minister of Justice Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir contacted police twice on Christmas Eve after their announcement that they had broken up…

COVID Roundup: No New Domestic Cases Yesterday, Again

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No new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. Eight people are…

String Of Earthquakes Ripple Through Iceland

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A string of earthquakes has been pouring through southwest Iceland this morning, beginning at 10:05 Icelandic time and still ongoing…

Iceland’s Political Parties: Who Are These People?

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As we regularly report on polls reflecting voter support for Iceland’s political parties, and as elections are coming up this…

COVID Roundup: No New Domestic Cases Yesterday

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No new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. Nine people are…

COVID Roundup: One New Domestic Case Over The Weekend

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From Friday to Monday, there was only one domestic case of the coronavirus detected, according to the latest data from…

Poll: Voting Support Shifting Amongst Leftist And Centrist Parties

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The latest poll from Market and Media Research shows some shifts in support amongst left and centre parties when it…

COVID Roundup: One New Domestic Case, In Quarantine At Time Of Diagnosis

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One new case of coronavirus were diagnosed domestically yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. This marks the first…

COVID Roundup: Six Consecutive Days Without A Domestic Case

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No new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed domestically yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. This marks the sixth…

Ash Wednesday, Icelandic Style: Öskudagur Is Here

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If you have a passing familiarity with Christianity, you might know that today is Ash Wednesday, or the first day…

COVID Roundup: Fifth Consecutive Day Of No New Domestic Cases

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No new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed domestically yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. This marks the fifth…

Justice Minister Handed 45,000 Signature Petition Urging Protection For Human Trafficking Survivor

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Friends and supporters of Uhunoma Osayomore, a human trafficking survivor facing deportation from Iceland, gave Minister of Justice Áslaug Arna…

New Border Restrictions Announced: Arrivals Must Bring Negative PCR Test

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In the wake of a government meeting on the matter, Minister of Health Svandís Svavarsdóttir has announced new border restrictions,…

COVID Roundup: Fourth Consecutive Day Of No New Domestic Cases

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No new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed domestically yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. This marks the fourth…

COVID Roundup: No New Domestic Cases Last Weekend

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No new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed domestically yesterday or Saturday, according to the latest data from covid.is. 8 people…

What Are Icelanders Talking About? The Continuing Saga Continues

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One of the most talked about stories in the Icelandic press right now is the shooting of Reykjavík Mayor Dagur…

In Wake Of Shooting, Icelanders Reflect On Discourse

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Iceland is not a country known for political violence. Typically, the most heated event to unfold in any political sphere…

COVID Roundup: Four New Domestic Cases Yesterday, All In Quarantine

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Four new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed domestically yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. All were in quarantine…

Iceland Expresses Interest In Greenland Mining Projects

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As protests against several mining projects in Greenland continue to reveal the tensions between international mining concerns and Greenland residents,…

COVID Roundup: No New Domestic Cases Yesterday, Again

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No new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed domestically yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. This marks the second…

Demonstration Supports Human Trafficking Survivor, Lawyer Optimistic

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Some two hundred people gathered in freezing temperatures yesterday to show solidarity for Uhunoma Osayomore, a human trafficking survivor who…

COVID Roundup: No New Domestic Cases Yesterday

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No new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed domestically yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. 12 people are currently…

New Details On Deportation Case Indicate Human Trafficking Aspect Was Ignored

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The lawyer for Uhunoma Osayomore, who escaped human trafficking and is facing deportation from Iceland, has revealed new details about…

Trans Woman Pursuing Discrimination Case That Prosecutors Dropped

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Two years after the incident originally occurred, prosecutors have dropped a case of discrimination against a trans woman. The woman…