Author: Asha Edmondson - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Flag-Coloured Pearl Found At Archaeological Dig

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A pearl with the Icelandic flag colours from the beginning of Icelandic settlement was found during an archaeoligical dig in…

Hot Dogs And Hot Chocolate On Esja: Testing Our Patience And Resolve

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Across the waters of Faxaflói Bay from Reykjavík resides Esjan—the dark, often cloud-covered mountain considered the quintessential Icelandic hike. Esjan…

Housing Demand Still Greater Than Supply

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The demand for housing is still greater than the available supply, demonstrating the continuing need for more housing builds, reports…

Lost In Google Translation: Music Sickness?

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If you’re looking for an Icelandic meal to give you food poisoning this summer, boy do we have the article…

Life’s A Mess: Relationship Lessons From Musician una schram

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The title of una schram’s new EP, “mess mixtape,” perfectly describes the collection of emotions the 22-year-old sings about. Half…

Ask An Expert: Why Do Icelanders Switch Their ‘W’s And ‘V’s In English?

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If you’ve spent time speaking English with an Icelander, you may have noticed some of their letters get mixed up….

High Turnount At 2022 Pride March

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The climax of Reykjavík Pride, the Pride March, was held on Saturday and welcomed a massive turnout, reports RÚV. Starting…

Coast Guard Pilot Reinstated Despite Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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The Coast Guard has decided to reinstate a pilot who was on leave due to a sexual misconduct investigation because…

Flight Bookings Increase With Eruption

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Bookings to visit Iceland with Icelandair and Play increased following the start of the eruption of Meradölum, reports RÚV. Almost…

Taxi Drivers’ Unions Frustrated With Bill

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Two taxi drivers’ unions are speaking out against the Minister of Infrastructure Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson’s taxi driving bill, reports Visir….

Unsafe To Visit Eruption Site

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Emergency services and civil protection authorities advice people that it is unsafe to go to the eruption site at Meradalir,…

Earth Capacity Day Falls On July 28

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July 28th marked 2022’s Earth Capacity Day, which marks the day each year when humans have depleted the planet’s ecological…

Two Risso’s Dolphins Wash Ashore

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Two Risso’s dolphins, a species never before seen in Iceland, washed ashore in Hrútafjörður, reports RÚV. One of the dolphins…

Medication Shortages Across The Country

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Several common medications have not been available across the country as wholesalers, manufacturers, and pharmacies have face shortages, reports RÚV….

All Passengers Released After Bomb Threat

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This is an update on Bomb Threat Halts Air Traffic At Keflavík posted on 26/07/22. After extensive interrogation, authorities could…

National Festival Expected To Bring 15,000 People

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Organisers say this year’s Merchant’s Holiday Weekend Festival could boast the festival’s largest turnout with an expected 15,000 people heading…

Bomb Threat Halts Air Traffic At Keflavík

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A bomb threat on board a flight flying from Frankfurt, Germany to Seattle, United States, halted air traffic at Keflavík…

Cruise Ship To Greenland Ends Up In Norway

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A cruise with the advertised destination of Greenland ended up traveling to Norway due to poor weather conditions, reports RÚV….

Slut Walk Returns On Saturday

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The annual sexual violence solidarity walk, Slut Walk, is returning after a two-year hiatus due to COVID, reports RÚV. The…

Trees In West Reykjavík Are Dying

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West Reykjavík could be devoid of trees in 20 years if nothing is done says horticulturalists and gardening experts, reports…

Rescued Seal Pup Receiving Care

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A seal pup that was rescued at the Reykjavík harbour has been transported to the zoo to be taken care…

Seal Rescued At Reykjavík Harbour

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A seal with a hook in its mouth was rescued at the Reykjavík harbour, reports RÚV. Sigríður Kristinsdóttir and Lilja…

20 Million ISK For Nature Protection

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A 20 million ISK grant has been awarded to Fjarðabyggð for nature conservation and heritage preservation in the Gerpi area…

Day Of The Icelandic Sheepdog

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Yesterday, July 18th, marked the most important holiday of them all, the Day of the Icelandic Sheepdog! Celebrating our favorite…

Only Men Play At “Rock In Reykjavík” Concert

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No women or LGBTQ+ musicians will play at the “Rock in Reykjavík” concert in September, reports DV. The poster for…