Author: Andie Fontaine - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Fishrot Files: Samherji In Damage Control, But Investigations Continue

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Management of Samherji—the Icelandic fishing giant currently embroiled in a scandal involving bribing Namibian officials for fishing quotas, and using…

Grapevine Playlist: Countess Malaise, Ásgeir, Sin Fang & More

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The Grapevine Playlist provides you with your regular dose of brand new Icelandic music. This time music for: headbanging and…

Fishrot Files: The Response In Iceland So Far

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Samherji CEO Þorsteinn Már Baldvinsson has temporarily stepped down from his post, RÚV reports, while investigations are being conducted in…

Icelandic Fishing Company Engaged In Bribery, Tax Evasion, Plundering African Resources

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Some 30,000 documents published by Wikileaks as The Fishrot Files, and subsequently reported on by Stundin, RÚV’s investigative news programme…

VIDEO: Tourist Injured At Reynisfjara

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Emergency care workers were called to Reynisfjara yesterday to rescue a tourist who had been knocked over and injured by…

A Look Back At Iceland Airwaves 2019: Podcasts, Reviews, Photos And More

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These last four days have really been quite the adventure for our Airwaves reporters, as they poured over venue after…

Centre Party’s Filibuster To Cost Taxpayers 40 Million ISK

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Last June’s 134-hour filibuster by the Centre Party created so much extra work for parliamentary staff that a new bill…

Airwaves 2019 Tuned In: Episode 4 Of Your Airwaves Daily Podcast Is Here!

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The third day of Iceland Airwaves was a rollicking adventure! While our six fantastic reporters are out and about to…

Airwaves 2019 Tuned In: Episode 3 Of Your Airwaves Daily Podcast Has Arrived

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The second day of Iceland Airwaves was amazing fun! While our six fantastic reporters are out and about to keep…

What Are Icelanders Talking About?

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The ongoing RÚV television series, Svona fólk (People like this), which focuses on Iceland’s queer history, reminded people of just…

What Exactly Is Going On With Airlines In Iceland?

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A new budget airline was formally announced earlier this week. Called simply “Play”, it hopes to fill the gap left…

Bill On Safe Consumption Site Submitted To Parliament Again

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A bill that, if passed, would establish a legal safe consumption site for drug addicts in Reykjavík and other municipalities…

Storm Warning For Southwest Iceland Through Friday Night And Saturday Morning

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Be sure you’re well bundled up tomorrow night and Saturday morning, because the Icelandic Met Office has issued a storm…

Welcome To The First Airwaves: Tuned In 2019 Daily Podcast

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And Iceland Airwaves starts now! While our erstwhile reporters are on the beat, covering the very best the festival has…

Plans For Giant Greenhouse In South Iceland, Might Include Mangos and Papayas

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The company Paradise Farms, in an agreement with the South Iceland municipality of Ölfus, have released a statement announcing that…

#GrapeWaves 2019 Kicks Off Now: Win An Einstök X Grapevine Goody Bag

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As the days get darker and the air gets colder, the one thing that keeps us warm is the prospect…

MPs, Bishop Of Iceland And Others Condemn Deportation Of Pregnant Asylum Seeker

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Yesterday’s deportation of an Albanian asylum seeker family, including a woman who is nine months pregnant, has raised pointed questions…

The Week In Weather: Dry And Cold Week, Wet And Warm Weekend

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The forecast for the week in Iceland is a double-edged sword: the work week will be dry, but at or…

Statistics Iceland: Men Outnumber Women By About 10,000; Immigration Continues Upwards

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According to the latest data from Statistics Iceland, there are now over 362,000 people living in the country, the vast…

Introducing Iceland’s New Budget Airline: Play

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Over seven months after the demise of Iceland’s only budget airline, WOW Air, a new budget airline has been introduced,…

Family, Including Woman Nine Months Pregnant, Deported Under Suspicious Circumstances

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A family from Albania, including a woman who is nine months pregnant, was arrested early this morning for deportation. The…

Six Steps To Greatness: The Definitive Iceland Airwaves Survival Guide

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So you’ve arrived in Iceland, fresh faced, brimming with anticipation to dive headfirst into Iceland Airwaves, see your favourite bands,…

Justice Minister: “No Question” The Church Could Survive Without Government Support

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Minister of Justice Áslaug Arna Sig­ur­björns­dóttir, in an article published in Morgunblaðið, says that she believes Iceland’s National Lutheran Church…

Event To Set Christmas Goat On Fire Worries IKEA Management

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IKEA’s Christmas Goat, often times the target of arson and self-immolation, now faces a new threat that has IKEA management…

Off The Rails With Grísalappalísa: The Iconic Band Bids Adieu

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If the early aughts in the Icelandic music scene was defined by lo-fi indie, peaking at around the time of…