Author: Andie Sophia Fontaine - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Gas From Eruptions Reaching Reykjavík Area Today

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Gas pollution from the eruptions in Reykjanes will flow over the greater capital area today. Those with pre-existing respiratory conditions,…

VIDEO & PHOTOS: Refugees And Supporters Demonstrate Against Deportations To Greece

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Some 50 people assembled in front of Parliament yesterday to peacefully protest against deportations; in particular, to Greece. Many of…

COVID Roundup: Three Domestic Cases, All 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. None were in…

COVID Roundup: One New Domestic Case Yesterday, Four In Total Over Weekend

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One new domestic cases of the coronavirus was detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. This person was…

Well, You Asked: NFTs, Volcano Livestreams, And Vegan Spit

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You keep asking, we keep answering Should I make my art an NFT? Yes totally. Sure, non-fungible tokens are bad…

Digging A Way Out: Austurlands Food Coop Tries To Recover

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Austurlands Food Coop, an initiative started by Jonathan Moto Bisagni and Ida Feltendal in 2019, was a boon to Seyðisfjörður…

COVID Roundup: Three New Domestic Cases, One Not In Quarantine

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

Just Say Yes: Oscar Nominee Gísli Darri On “Yes-People”

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Gísli Darri Halldórsson, long a known name in animation in Iceland and abroad, learned last month that he is now…

What Are Icelanders Talking About? – Shake, Rattle And Roll

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The biggest controversy shaking Iceland right now is the new quarantine hotel. That is, anyone coming to the country—whether tourists…

City Council Issues Guidelines For Pools & Gyms To Welcome Trans People

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Iceland’s gender determination act, which was passed in 2019, emphasised that trans people have the same rights as cis people…

COVID Roundup: Four Domestic Cases, All In Quarantine At Diagnosis

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

COVID Roundup: 11 Domestic Cases Yesterday, Only Five In Quarantine At Diagnosis

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

Visitors From Outside Schengen May Now Come To Iceland

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The new border policy, announced last month and subsequently delayed, is now in effect: people from outside of the Schengen…

Another Fissure Could Open, Scientists Caution

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Following news that another fissure has opened just north of the Geldingadalur eruption, scientists are now warning that another fissure…

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

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

Court Rules Gov’t Cannot Impose Quarantine Hotel Stay, Few Leave Anyway

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A government measure that went into effect April 1st, which compelled anyone arriving in Iceland from countries where the 14-day…

BREAKING: New Fissure Opens North Of Geldingadalur, Area Evacuated

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A new fissure has opened just north of Geldingadalur, necessitating evacuation of the area. The fissure is at least 100…

VIDEO & PHOTOS: Asylum Seekers Implore Iceland To Let Them Stay

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Roughly two dozen asylum seekers, nearly all of them facing deportation to Greece, met at Hlemmur square in downtown Reykjavík…

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

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Eight new domestic case of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. Only three of…

COVID Roundup: 10 New Domestic Cases Yesterday, All But One In Quarantine

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

Asylum Seeker From Gaza Facing Deportation To Greece

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Mohammed Alsweirki, a 26-year-old man originally from Gaza, has been living in Iceland for six and a half months and…

COVID Roundup: 14 New Domestic Cases Over Weekend, Three Outside Quarantine

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14 new domestic case of the coronavirus were detected in all over the weekend, according to the latest data from…

Police Watching Out For Those Breaking Quarantine To Visit Volcano

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In the wake of concerns that people might be breaking quarantine regulations in order to visit the Geldingadalsgos eruption, police…

Former City Councilman Gets Six Months Probationary Sentence For Money Laundering

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Iceland’s Supreme Court confirmed the money laundering conviction for former Reykjavík City Councilman for the Independence Party Júlíus Vífill Ingvarsson,…

COVID Roundup: Six Domestic Cases, One Outside Quarantine

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