Author: Andie Fontaine - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Live Hand Grenade Found On Grounds Of Old Military Base In Southwest Iceland

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A hand grenade found by a passer-by on the grounds of a former military airport was determined to still be…

Electric Scooters Get Rolling In Reykjavik

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Dockless electric scooters were introduced to Reykjavík just last weekend, and are swiftly gaining popularity. City officials and police alike…

Island Life: Cranes, Flooding, A Possible New Species Of Trout

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The cranes have arrived in East Iceland. And by that we don’t mean the band; we mean the actual birds….

Women Of Iceland’s #MeToo Movement Release Statement, Implores Media To Use Caution

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The women of Iceland’s #MeToo movement have released a joint statement to remind the general public of what the movement’s…

Icelandic Journalists Union May Strike For First Time In About 40 Years

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As negotiations have fallen apart between the Icelandic Journalists Union (BÍ) and the Confederation of Icelandic Enterprise (SA), Iceland’s reporters…

Get Your RIFF On!: The Grapevine Picks

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Cinephiles assemble! RIFF, The Reykjavík International Film Festival is back and will be bringing some much needed visual content to…

Ask A Historian: Why Did Iceland Stop Driving On The Left?

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Odd as it may seem today, there was a time when Icelanders drove in the left lane, as they do…

What Are Icelanders Talking About?
: Sparks A-Flyin’ In Your Newsfeed



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Possibly the hottest topic in Iceland right now is the controversy within the ranks of the police. It turns out…

Irons In The Fire: The Serendipity of Sindri Már

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In a cluttered, unassuming basement deep in the heart of West Reykjavík is the nerve centre of one of the…

Autumn Will Have To Wait: Up To 18°C Today, Warm In General Through The Weekend

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The autumnal equinox may have already come and gone, but apparently no one told Iceland. According to the latest forecast…

Over 200 Firings Across Three Icelandic Companies Announced As Unemployment Rises

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The firing of over 200 Icelanders across three Icelandic companies have been announced in the past 24 hours alone. Meanwhile,…

Arion Bank Tightens Its Belt, Mass Firings Pending

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The board of Arion Bank has decided that organisational changes they seek to make will be implemented today, Kjarninn reports….

VIDEO: Life Of A Hiking Tour Guide In Iceland

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Pálmi Hannesson, a hiking tour guide for Arctic Adventures, is here to give you a little insight about what’s entailed…

Environmental Minister Wants To Protect The Puffins

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In response to recent data showing troublingly low numbers of Iceland’s iconic seabird, Minister for the Environment Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson…

Labour Rental Company Officially Bankrupt After Abuse Cases Brought To Light

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In the midst of attempting a lawsuit against two labour officials for statements they made about the labour rental company,…

Registry’s Decision Regarding Trans Woman Goes Against Spirit Of The Law, PM And Others Say

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In a statement to the Grapevine, the National Registry has denied breaking Iceland’s gender determination law by refusing to change…

National Police Commissioner Will Stay On, Despite Objections From Almost All Police Chiefs

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Eight out of Iceland’s nine police chiefs and the Police Federation of Iceland have all publicly expressed the belief that…

Poll: Conservatives Support Lower Than Ever; Most Other Parties Rising

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The Independence Party is currently polling at 18.3%, according to a new poll from Market and Media Research (MMR), which…

Icelandic Public Broadcasting Fined For Hatari’s Palestinian Flag Statement

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The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has decided to fine Icelandic public broadcasting (RÚV) €5,000 for Hatari’s displaying of the Palestinian…

Documentary About Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson Announced

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Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson would have turned 50 years old last Thursday. To celebrate, Join Motion Pictures have announced that work…

Island Life: Landslides, Combustible Chicken Poop, Humpback Whales

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The best little town in Iceland, Seyðisfjörður, is going to have to personally address the climate crisis, as it has…

Trans Woman Denied Proper Name And Gender Registration, Despite Law

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Alda Vigdís Skarphéðinsdóttir, an Icelandic trans woman with a legal address in Germany, was denied being able to change her…

Iceland May Establish Separation Of Church and State In 15 Years

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A parliamentary proposal with multipartisan support is calling for a bill that would completely separate church and state to be…

Horror-Scopes: Fulfil Your Destiny

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In HorrorScopes, Grapevine’s dedicated team of amateur astrologists breaks down your upcoming weeks based on shit like where an asteroid…

First Act As New Justice Minister: A Bill Allowing Sale Of Alcohol In Private Shops

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In her first proposed legislative act as the new Minister of Justice, Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir intends to submit a bill…