Author: Andie Sophia Fontaine - The Reykjavik Grapevine

New Poll: Government Fallen, Large Swings In Party Support

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A new poll conducted by Prósent for Fréttablaðið shows that if elections were held today, the current ruling coalition–led by…

Says “Blood Farms” Have Already Been Illegal For About The Past Two Years

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So-called “blood farms”–wherein pregnant mares have their blood harvested for the purpose of extracting the hormone PMSG, which is in…

THIS JUST IN: Raven Has Laid Six Eggs, Livestream Active

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If you’re out of ideas for what to watch on your favourite streaming sites, Iceland has you covered. South Iceland…

Why Should You Vote? Find Out Tomorrow!

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As a foreigner in Iceland, you might be aware that you can vote in municipal elections, even if you’re not…

Fugitive Found, Police Will Review Tactics, Parliament Seeks Answers

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Gabríel Douane Boama, a fugitive who slipped out of police custody at Reykjavík District Court last Tuesday and has been…

Tonight! A VR Performance At The National Theatre

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If you’re bored on this “first day of summer” because so much stuff is closed and you’re looking for something…

Police Accused Of Racial Profiling In Search For Fugitive

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The Reykjavík area police have been strongly criticised for deploying their special forces squad to stop a bus suspected to…

Tomorrow Is “The First Day Of Summer” In Iceland

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Tomorrow marks the first Thursday after April 18th. While to anyone else in the world, this fact means nothing, in…

Regulations Relaxed For Foreigners Voting In Municipal Elections

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While you still have to be a citizen to vote in parliamentary elections, the rules on foreigners voting in municipal…

Íslandsbanki Sale: Pressure On Finance Minister To Resign

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Minister of Finance Bjarni Benediktsson is now facing increased calls for his resignation in the wake of the sale of…

Íslandsbanki Sale “Did Not Meet Expectations” Of Government, ISFI To Be Shut Down

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A statement from the government has been released regarding the sale of the 22.5% share in Íslandsbanki, wherein they say…

About A 50/50 Chance Of A New Eruption–Or Eruptions

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Þorvaldur Þórðarson, a professor of volcanology and petrology at the University of Iceland, contends that there is now about a…

Union Shop Stewards: Mass Firing “Wrong, Unwise, And Completely Unnecessary”

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Following last Wednesday’s news that Efling director Sólveig Anna Jónsdóttir announced that the union’s board reached an agreement with the…

Horror-Scopes: Easter Edition

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This month’s horoscope has an Easter theme. If you’re not familiar with this holiday, it’s when the Easter Bunny was…

Agreement Reached With Shop Stewards Regarding Mass Firing At Labour Union

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Sólveig Anna Jónsdóttir, the president of the labour union Efling, announced that the union’s board has reached an agreement with…

Mass Firing At Labour Union On First Day Of New Board In Office

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The new directorship board of Efling put forward, and passed, a measure on their first working day to fire everyone…

Minister Charged With Breaking Parliamentary Code Of Conduct

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Infrastructure Minister Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson has had charges filed against him for violation of the Code of Conduct for Members…

Farmers Association Head Accepts Minister’s Apology, But The Matter Isn’t Over, Lawyer Says

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Following a racist remark made by Infrastructure Minister Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson at a conference of the Icelandic Farmers’ Association (BÍ)…

Two Seriously Injured, One Dead In Avalanche Yesterday

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Three men were struck by an avalanche in Svarfaðardal, near Dalvík, last evening, Vísir reports. The three were all from…

Finance Minister’s Father Amongst Buyers Of Shares Of Íslandsbanki

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Yesterday, the Ministry of Finance made public the list of 209 investors who purchased a combined total of a 22.5%…

Foreign Minister Not Ruling Out Expelling Russian Ambassador; 26 Municipalities Ready To Receive Ukrainian Refugees

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Following the horrifying details of the massacre of civilians in Bucha, Ukraine by Russian forces last week, many countries are…

Infrastructure Minister Makes Racist Remark; Denials, Apologies And Calls For Resignation Follow

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An ugly remark made by Minister of Infrastructure Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson at a conference of the Icelandic Farmers’ Association (BÍ)…

Ukrainian Refugees Moved Due To Children Terrified Of Airplanes Flying Nearby

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As Iceland continues to accept refugees from Ukraine, logistical changes have had to be met for various reasons. RÚV reports…

Capital Area Bus Reducing Service To Save Costs

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Strætó, the company which runs bus service for the greater Reykjavík area, has announced that they will be reducing service…

Those Who Left And Those Who Stayed, Part 2: Choosing The Less Worst Thing

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On the morning of February 24th, the world woke to the news that after weeks of sabre rattling, Russia had…