Author: Brittnee Kiner - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Reykjavík Councilperson Calls For Better Infrastructure For Scooters, Questions Logic Of Ban

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Dóra Björt Guðjónsdóttir, Pirate Party representative in the Reykjavík Planning and Transportation Council, suggests that if electric scooters are to…

Possible Polar Bear Sighting Was Actually A Swan

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It seems that a polar bear probably never landed on Hornstrandir this week, reports Vísir. A veterinarian examined a sample…

WOW Air Applies For Operating License

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WOW Air has applied for an operating license with the Icelandic Transportation Authority, reports Fréttablaðið. Ballarin is back at it…

Possible Banning Of Electric Scooters On Weekends

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A new report on traffic safety made for the City of Reykjavík calls for the potential banning of electric scooter…

Search For A Polar Bear In The Westfjords

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Last night, Visír reports that a group of hikers in Hornstrandir noticed potential traces of a polar bear and notified…

Michele Ballarin Spreads Election Conspiracy And Falsely Claims A $30 Million Mansion As Her Own

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In another bizarre development, investigative journalists from Kveik arrived a few days after the November 2020 US election at the…

Ram Breaks Into Þingvellir: Wanted For Unpaid Damages

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Last week, Morgunblaðið reported on a violent visitor. A ram attempted to break into the guest lounge at Þingvellir, fleeing…

Lava Is Expected To Flow Over Suðurstrandarvegur

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Civil defense authorities have decided to allow lava to flow from Geldingadalur over the road, Suðurstrandarvegur. Previous attempts have been…

Rescue Teams Rush To Girls In Distress On A Boat In Þingvallavatn

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At seven o’clock Friday morning, emergency services received a call from three girls that were having problems on their boat…

A Day In The Life Of Icelandic Instagram Sheep Farmer Pálína Axelsdóttir Njarðvík

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Bombshell birthing in a barn We’d barely stepped through the weather-worn barn door before we were rushed over to a…

First Airplane Of Play Has Arrived And Coincides With Controversy

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The airline Play received its first plane at Keflavík Airport Monday afternoon, with the first flight is scheduled for next…

Suspicions Of Severe Tax Violations Related To Airbnb

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Airbnb provides a platform for people to rent out to tourists various accommodations, such as apartments, cottages, and more. Data…

Spending From Locals And Tourists Is Making A Comeback

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Foreign tourists and their wallets are in full force this year, compared to last year. Credit card charges accounted for…

A Gourmet Food Walking Tour Through Reykholt Begins For The Summer

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Foodies, unite! A gourmet food walking tour, or Sælkerarölt, has begun and will be occurring every Friday in Reykholt at…

Man Stabbed In Downtown Reykjavík Over The Weekend

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Friday night, a man endured a stab wound to the abdomen after another man attacked him outside the restaurant Fjallkona…

Loosened Restrictions For The Month Of June

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The Minister of Health announced this morning to Vísir, after a government meeting, that new COVID-19 restrictions will be implemented…

Volcano Crater Is Slowly Closing

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Þorvaldur Þórðarson, a professor of volcanology and petrology at the University of Iceland, told mbl.is on Monday that continuous eruptions…

Iceland Returning Vaccines To Norway

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The Ministry of Health recently told the RÚV news agency that Iceland has to send 16,000 doses of AstraZeneca back…

Call For The Banning Selfies By Tourists

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Jónas Guðmundsson, a project manager for tourist accident prevention at Slysavarnafélagið Landsbjörg (ICE-SAR), has called for a banning of self-portraits…

Want To Know When You Could Die? Scientists In Iceland Might Have An Answer

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A new study conducted by deCODE Genetics has found that it can predict with “considerable accuracy” when people will die…

Lost in Google Translation: Iceland Saves All Animals, Real or Not

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According to Fréttablaðið, a wooden parrot was courageously rescued by the Icelandic fire brigade on May 17th. At first, the…

Yachts Of Russian Billionaires In Reykjavík Harbor

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Two luxury yachts were in Reyjavík Harbor this weekend, owned by Russian billionaires Andrey Melnichenko and Eugene Shvidler, reports Vísir….

Lava Flows Through Hiking Trail To The Viewing Hill

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The famous viewing hill that has been used for countless photos featuring the volcano erupting volcano in Geldingadalur has now…

Well, You Asked: Iceland’s New Mecca

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Answering questions with as much honesty as money can buy—because well, you asked and we’re generous. Feeling a little anxious…

Reflecting On A Moment In History: ‘Apausalypse’ Captures Iceland During The Great Pause

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Our contemporary idea of the word ‘Apocalypse’ describes an inescapable end; for example, for many, COVID-19 brought an end to…