Author: Andie Fontaine - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Well, You Asked: Your Problems, Our Solutions

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Stuck in a sticky situation? Don’t worry, Grapevine’s advice column is here to help you. Hey Grapevine, can we have…

Without A Trace: The Strange Case Of Jón Þröstur Jónsson

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For over two weeks at the time of this writing, Jón Þröstur Jónsson has been missing. Disappearances in Iceland are…

Measles Cases In Iceland, Hospital Pleads With Public To Vaccinate

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Four children have thus far been diagnosed with measles, at least two of them under the age when vaccinations are…

PHOTOS: Hatari Celebrate Eurovision Qualification Victory

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Bone-chilling proto-Maoist BDSM interdimensional beings Hatari embraced their victory in style, with a big Eurovision afterparty at Bíó Paradís, replete…

Several Tour Guides Warn Of Pickpockets In Iceland

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In a closed Facebook group for tourism industry workers, several guides have brought up the presence of pickpockets in Iceland…

Skelfiskmarkaðurinn, Iceland’s Fanciest New Seafood Restaurant, To Close

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Skelfiskmarkaðurinn, a seafood restaurant which has many times garnered praise from the Grapevine, will soon be shutting its doors, Vísir…

Iceland: 30 Years Of Legal Beer

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Last Friday, Icelanders celebrated Beer Day, which marks the anniversary of Iceland making beer legal again—as it has been for…

Bread And Roses: Iceland’s Labour Struggle In High Gear

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Last February, four labour unions— Iceland’s general labourers union Efling, the Store and Office Workers’ Union (VR), the Grindavík Labour…

Icelandic Union Members Vote In Favour Of Work Stoppage, Strikes Pending

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Participating members of the labour union Efling voted overwhelmingly in favour of a one-day work stoppage, and more strikes are…

Excellent Night For Northern Lights Tonight (Clouds Permitting)

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If you’re in Iceland and have been itching to see the northern lights for the first time, tonight just may…

Food Of Iceland: Horse

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Some visitors to Iceland, especially North Americans, are surprised to learn that Icelanders do in fact eat horses, the shock…

Icelandic Gin Wins International Award

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A compound Icelandic gin made right here on our island has won a coveted accololade at the 2019 World Gin…

Popular Icelandic Canyon Temporarily Closed Due To Thaw And Foot Traffic

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Part of the southeast Icelandic canyon of Fjaðrárgljúfur is temporarily closed, for at least the next two weeks, while repairs…

Icelandic Hotel Says “Little Room” For Pay Rises, Has Profits In The Millions

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The managing director of Íslandshótel says there is little room for wage rises, but the company’s profits are reportedly in…

Absolutely Do Not Go Travelling In Iceland Today

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The weather today in Iceland is not at all conducive to travel, whether by car or by domestic flight, as…

Company Retracts Rent Hike After Icelandic Union Gets Involved

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A rental company poised to impose a sudden rent hike on its tenants has withdrawn the measure after reaching an…

VIDEO: Iceland’s First “Hunger Walk” Highlights Workers’ Rights

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(Video: Art Bicnick) Between 300 and 400 people attended a protest demonstration in front of Parliament last Saturday, in defense…

Voting Begins On Work Stoppage In Iceland

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Voting began today on a one-day work stoppage for workers in the Efling labour union, with votes cast both online…

VIDEO: Icelandic Children Protest Against Climate Change

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An estimated 250 children gathered in front of Iceland’s Parliament today, demanding more radical action be taken to combat climate…

VIDEO: Iceland Experiences Powerful Lightning Storm

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An uncommon lightning storm swept over the capital area last night, prompting a public warning from weather officials to stay…

One-Day, Widespread Work Stoppage In Iceland Could Be Two Weeks Away

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The Efling labour union will soon vote on a widespread one-day work stoppage that would affect housekeeping at hotels and…

Massive Strike In The Works In Iceland

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Collective bargainging negotiations between unions and management have broken down, and preparations are now underway to strike. The vast majority…

Massive Waves Just West Of Iceland Today

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Waves reaching anywhere from eight to 14 metres high will be roaring by just west of Iceland today, making seafaring…

Iceland’s Justice Minister Seeks To End Parliament Granting Citizenship

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Minister of Justice Sigríður Andersen has proposed that the granting of citizenship be put solely in the hands of the…

The Nominees For The Icelandic Music Awards Are Here

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At long last, the nominees for the 2018 Icelandic Music Awards are here, and nearly everyone who’s anyone has been…