Author: Andie Fontaine - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Off The Rails With Grísalappalísa: The Iconic Band Bids Adieu

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If the early aughts in the Icelandic music scene was defined by lo-fi indie, peaking at around the time of…

Severe Winter Weather In West, North And East Iceland; Road Travel Hazardous

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Today and tomorrow morning are not good times to be traveling by car through any region of Iceland except for…

What Are Icelanders Talking About: Pizza, Whistleblowers And Cheap Coke

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In an effort to shore up losses, UK-based master franchise Domino’s Pizza Group will be pulling out of four markets,…

A Picture As A Thousand Words: The Birth Of The Icelandic Comics Society

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While comics are a popular medium in Iceland, and there are certainly comic artists and authors in this country, a…

Drunk Birds Displaying Strange Behaviour In Reykjavik

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Redwing thrushes have been flying low, sometimes getting in the way of pedestrians, singing loudly and brashly, and flying into…

Hverfisgata Renewal Runs Way Over Deadline, Businesses Suffering

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While the much-touted revitalisation of Hverfisgata has run far past its announced deadline, businesses have either fled or are feeling…

Harsh Winter Descends Upon North Iceland, Travel Through Region Tomorrow Not Advised

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The blizzard conditions for North Iceland that the Icelandic Met Office warned about last Monday has been realised. RÚV reports…

Emergency Doctor Wants Stronger Regulations On Electric Scooters

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An emergency care doctor at the Landspítali hospital has been aware of injuries since electric scooters were introduced to Reykjavík…

Two Icelanders Arrested By Israeli Forces While Helping With Olive Harvest, Later Released

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Two Icelandic women, former Reykjavík City Councilperson Björk Vilhelmsdóttir and Tinna Eyberg, were taken into custody by Israeli forces while…

Justice Minister Seeks To Revise Iceland’s Libel And Slander Laws

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Minister of Justice Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir has submitted a bill which, if passed, would amend Iceland’s current laws on libel…

Mystery Surrounds Series Of Missing Cats In Mosfellsbær

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Cats have been disappearing under mysterious circumstances in the town of Mosfellsbær, Fréttablaðið reports, and while there are numerous speculations,…

Icelandic Journalists Likely To Vote On Strike Next Week

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No progress has been made in negotiations between the Icelandic Journalists Union (BÍ) and state arbiters, RÚV reports, with the…

Icelandic Politician Upset With Netflix Over The Laundromat

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The Laundromat, a new Netflix movie about the Panama Papers leak, has been receiving very good press lately, but not…

Hundreds Of Tremors Recorded In Northeast Iceland So Far

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Over 500 tremors were recorded in and around Öxarfjörður in North Iceland, beginning Saturday evening, picking up considerable pace through…

Iceland’s Catholic Church Wants More Influence Over Politics

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The Catholic Church in Iceland has not found much harmony with the Icelandic government, and they would like to have…

Blizzard Warning For North & Southeast Iceland Today

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Autumn has come to an abrupt halt for much of the country, as the Icelandic Met Office now warns that…

Island Life: Wizz Air Woes, E. Coli Scare, Priest Wanted

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A Wizz Air flight bound for Keflavík that was grounded in Egilsstaðir due to bad weather offered three options to…

Icelanders To Demonstrate In Support Of Kurdistan Tomorrow

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A solidarity demonstration in support of the Kurds, who are currently being assaulted by the Turkish military, is slated for…

Domino’s Pizza Group Leaving Four Markets, Will Likely Remain In Operation In Iceland

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In an effort to shore up losses, Domino’s Pizza Group will be pulling out of four markets, including Iceland. This…

Restaurant Dill Opens Again

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After shuttering their doors last August, Iceland’s first Michelin-starred restaurant Dill will open again, Vísir reports. The restaurant will change…

Icelandic Writer And Trans Activist Amongst BBC’s 100 Women 2019

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Ugla Stefanía Kristjönudóttir Jónsdóttir, a trans activist, writer and journalist, has been selected amongst the BBC’s 100 Women 2019. “I’m…

Mysterious Cloud Hovering Over Reykjavik Yesterday Morning Actually Common Phenomenon

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An odd, almost perfectly egg-shaped cloud hovering by itself over Reykjavík yesterday morning is in fact a fairly common phenomenon,…

Iceland Airwaves Schedule, Line Up, And App Released

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Just three weeks away from the start of the music festival, Iceland Airwaves has announced the nearly finalised schedule, line…

Poll: Social Democrats Within Reach Of Independence Party

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A new poll conducted by Zenter for Fréttablaðið and its website shows the Social Democrats taking a dramatic rise in…

Recall Of Chickens Due To Salmonella Poisoning In Effect

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Due to the suspected presence of salmonella in select lots of chicken, a recall is in effect for certain brands,…


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