Author: Andie Fontaine - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Iceland’s Parliament Issues Apology For Abusive Remarks Of Six Parliamentarians

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Steingrímur J. Sigfússon, the President of Parliament, addressed the Icelandic Parliament today, starting off the first parliamentary session since news…

Iceland Colder Than A Martian Spring Today

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Temperatures in Iceland will get so cold today, the surface of Mars in the early spring would actually be warmer….

Akureyri Buried In Snow, While Reykjavik Still Waits For Winter

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While Iceland’s capital contends with high winds and little else wintery, Akureyri is a winter wonderland of snow as far…

Iceland: 100 Years Of Sovereignty

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On December 1, 1918, Iceland gained its sovereignty from Denmark, taking the final step towards becoming a fully independent republic….

Indigo Partners Steps In To Buy Out Minority Stake Of WOW Air In Shadow Of Firings

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Indigo Partners, the company behind budget airline Wizz Air, are strongly considering buying an undisclosed minority stake in WOW Air,…

Political Storm Rocks Iceland In Wake Of Leaked Recordings Of Parliamentarians

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Resignations and investigations are in the cards in the wake of leaked recordings of parliamentarians engaging in abusive and degrading…

Parliamentarians Call For Ethics Committee To Investigate Statements In Leaked Recording

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Numerous parliamentarians have signed a joint statement calling for the Parliamentary Ethics Committee to investigate abusive remarks made by several…

Recording Of Icelandic Male MPs Speaking Misogynistically About Women Colleagues Leaked

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A recording taken at a local bar, wherein male parliamentarians can be heard demeaning and dismissing their female colleagues, was…

BREAKING: Icelandair Group Will Not Buy WOW Air After All

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The impending buyout of WOW Air by Icelandair Group is officially dead. This was confirmed by an announcement from Icelandair,…

Iceland’s Labour Leaders Gearing Up For Class War

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Three labour leaders sat down with Icelandic public broadcasting to discuss their aims, and what step they are willing to…

Lawsuit Against The Guardian In The Works Over Assange-Manafort Story

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The editor of WikiLeaks is preparing a lawsuit against The Guardian after reporting that former Trump campaign advisor Paul Manafort…

VIDEO: Icelandic Woman Wins ‘Hardest Race In The World’

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Elísabet Margeirsdóttir recently won the gruelling 400 kilometre Gobi Ultra Marathon, finishing first for the women’s category of the race….

Hurray! The “Oslo” Tree Is Up!

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Despite being cut down right here in Iceland, old habits die hard and the grand Christmas tree in front of…

Powerful Storm To Sweep Over Iceland Tomorrow

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Winds up to 50 metres per second will arrive in Iceland tomorrow, with a yellow weather warning in effect for…

Icelandair Takeover Of WOW Air Possibly In Jeopardy

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The Iceland Stock Exchange temporarily halted trading on shares of Icelandair, by request of the Financial Supervisory Authority (FME), RÚV…

Secret Solstice Coming Back, Under New Management

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The Secret Solstice music festival is coming back, and this time, it will be under new management. DV reports that…

Icelandic Chef Team Takes The Gold

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The Icelandic national team of chefs won the gold medal in hot food at the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg…

Iceland’s Appellate Court Upholds Sentencing Of Murderer

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The appellate court has upheld the 19-year sentence for Thomas Møller Olsen, the man charged with and convicted of the…

FINALLY: Iceland’s New Ram Registry Is Out Now

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The Ram Registry, an annual catalog of ram’s available for breeding, is finally out, much to the delight of Iceland’s…

Downtown Reykjavik Closed To Car Traffic For Advent

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As has been the case in holidays past, downtown Reykjavík will be closed to car traffic through Advent, in the…

Thanksgiving Celebrated In Parts Of Iceland

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A Thanksgiving dinner for some 800 people was served at the University of Iceland today, with all the trimmings, MBL…

Unemployment In Iceland Dips Below 3%

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Unemployment levels in Iceland have gone below 3%, continuing a downward trend, but purchasing power has not kept up with…

Mysterious Sulphur Smell Gathering At Sólheimajökull

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A strong odour of sulphur has been gathering at Sólheimajökull, but there is no clear answer regarding a possible cause…

Jón Gnarr & Banksy: The Saga Continues

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Former Reykjavík mayor, comedian and writer Jón Gnarr has attempted to deal with the kerfuffle surrounding his ownership of a…

Iceland’s Parliament Will Be Open To The Public On December First

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On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Iceland’s sovereignty, Parliament will be open to the general public, where parts…