Author: Andie Sophia Fontaine - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Tour Company, Unlicensed In Iceland, Posts Promo Video Featuring Possible Illegal Offroading

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A tour company offering package tours in Iceland posted, and later deleted, a promo video that features what may be…

Poll: Most Icelanders Still Want A New Constitution

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According to a new poll from Gallup, the majority of Icelanders want a new constitution, whether the one drafted by…

Pagans Growing The Most, Still Largest Non-Christian Denomination In Iceland

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The Ásatrú Society (Ásatrúarfélagið) is still the largest non-Christian denomination in Iceland, and has also grown the most in terms…

Poll: Conservatives Dip, Progressives See Gains

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A new poll from Market and Media Research, conducted from June 4th to June 14th, shows some intriguing shifts in…

Immigration Offers Money To Asylum Seekers To Leave Country; Offer Declined

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The Directorate of Immigration (ÚTL) invited a group of asylum seekers to a meeting at their offices in Hafnarfjörður yesterday…

One Hospitalised, Other Deported After Violent Arrest At Immigration Centre

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Of the two Palestinian men who were violently arrested last Tuesday at the immigration office at Bæjarhraun 18, one has…

The Full Spectrum Of Life: A New Day For Hipsumhaps

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Hipsumhaps first made a splash on the Icelandic music scene in 2019 with their first album, ‘Best Gleymdu Leyndarmálin’ (‘Best…

Two Palestinians Forcefully Arrested At Immigration Centre, Police Confiscate Evidence

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At around noon today, two Palestinian men were arrested at the immigration centre at Bæjarhraun 18. Eyewitness reports told of…

Cleaning House: ÚTL, Evictions and Deportations to Greece

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Last spring, the Directorate of Immigration (ÚTL) made an executive decision that would thrust the institution into the spotlight of…

Woman With Cervical Cancer Symptoms Denied Treatment

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A woman who displayed symptoms typical of cervical cancer—including cell changes and post-coital bleeding—will not have her cell sample examined…

COVID Roundup: 5 Domestic Cases Over Weekend, Infections Caught At Border

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Five new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected over the weekend, according to the latest data from covid.is. All…

Government Announces Total Relaxation Of Domestic Restrictions, Starting Tomorrow

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At a press conference held at 11:00, Icelandic government officials announced total relaxations of domestic coronavirus restrictions, effective tomorrow. Minister…

COVID Roundup: Over A Week Without A Domestic Case, Vaccinated Exceed 166k

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No new domestic cases of the coronavirus have been detected since June 15th, according to the latest data from covid.is….

Police Use Red Cross’s Name Without Permission In Anti-Cannabis Ad

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Last Thursday, a full-page spread ad from the Association of Icelandic Drug Police was published in Morgunblaðið, wherein they called…

COVID Roundup: Five Consecutive Days, No New Domestic Cases

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No new domestic cases of the coronavirus have been detected over the past five days, according to the latest data…

Out Of The Ashes: GDRN Talks Her Role In Katla

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You might have enjoyed Trapped as a great addition to Iceland’s Nordic noir catalogue, but now the nation is ready…

Lawyer Calls For Justice Minister’s Resignation, Refugees Denied Return To Former Housing

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Magnús D. Norðdahl, a lawyer representing a refugee who was unlawfully evicted from asylum seeker housing for refusing to assist…

COVID Roundup: No New Cases Since Tuesday

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No new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, nor the day before that, according to the latest data…

Fully Vaccinated Icelanders Exceed 145,000; Restrictions May Be Lifted Soon

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Health authorities will no longer be providing daily updates on covid.is due to dwindling domestic cases; instead, these figures will…

Poll: Conservatives See Upswing, Progressives And Reform Party Slide Back

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The latest poll from MMR shows some interesting shifts in support this month. Especially bearing in mind that this is…

Immigration Appeals Board Deems Refugee Evictions Unlawful

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A lawyer for one of the 18 refugees who have recently been evicted from asylum seeker housing by the Directorate…

Justice Minister Bans Police From Wearing Racist Imagery

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After last autumn’s dust-up over a photo of a police officer wearing hate symbols on her uniform, Minister of Justice…

COVID Roundup: No New Cases, Vaccinations Take Sharp Upswing

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

Iceland Eliminates Fees For Changing Name And Gender Marker

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Yesterday, Iceland took a significant step forward when Parliament voted in favour of abolishing the 9,000 ISK fee levied for…

Culture Pick: Experience Daft Punk Through The Magic Of A Church Organ

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If you’re still mourning the dissolution of Daft Punk last year, now’s your chance to relive the magic “one more…