Author: Brittnee Kiner - The Reykjavik Grapevine

The Return Of The Dacia Duster

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The favorite rental car among tourists is back in action––the Dacia Duster. Police in the Capital Area found that in…

Ventilators From Iceland Have Arrived In India

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India has received the fifteen ventilators that Iceland shipped to Delhi in May, along with 12,000 tablets of the antiviral…

New Food Hall, Hotel, Bar, And More Opening In Hveragerði

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A new destination in Hveragerði, called Gróðurhúsið, is set to open this summer. The building will consist of a hotel,…

Icelanders Acquire New Names

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The Icelandic Naming Committee recently approved several names to be introduced to the official register, allowing for integration into Icelandic…

Viewing Hill Of The Eruption Evacuated

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The main hill providing an up-close view of the eruption in Geldingdalur was evacuated last night due to the possibility…

Repeal Of Quarantine Hotel Regulations

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The regulation that required people arriving in Iceland from defined risk areas to quarantine for five days at a quarantine…

Eating Disorders Affect One In Ten Women In Iceland

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More than one in ten women have been diagnosed with an eating disorder in Iceland, reports RÚV. However, the waiting…

This Week’s Culture Pick: ‘Found Ways’ Art Exhibition At FLÆÐI

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Wondering what you should check out this weekend now that DesignMarch has come to an end? An interesting exhibition repurposing…

Help Pick The Name Of A National Park In The Westfjords

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The Environment Agency of Iceland is holding a vote for the name of a new national park in the Westfjords….

Another COVID Infection In Daði And Gagnamagnið After Top 5 Placement At Eurovision

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Daði and Gagnamagnið’s recorded performance won fourth place Saturday night for the Eurovision Song Contest, earning them the third-best result…

Daði and Gagnamagnið Move Onto Eurovision Finals

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The finals for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest are taking place this Saturday in Rotterdam and our beloved Daði and…

VIDEO: Family Of Killer Whales Make A Game Of Hunting A Seal

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West of Hvammsvík in Hvalfjörður a few days ago, a family of orcas was captured on video in their hunt…

Protests At Harpa For LGBT Rights In Russia

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This morning, a group of people gathered outside of the Harpa concert hall to protest against the Russian government’s stance…

DesignM(ay)arch Day #1: Our Top Picks of the Festival Today

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Today celebrates the thirteenth edition of DesignMarch, but this time in May! The HönnunarMars’ exhibition venues stretch all over the…

Pride Flags Raised Across Reykjavík

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On Monday, the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, rainbow flags were raised outside of Höfði, city hall, and…

US Secretary of State Meets with Leaders Today

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The US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, arrived in Iceland yesterday to attend the Arctic Council meeting on Thursday, reported…

New Quarantine Hotel Opens

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A fifth quarantine hotel opened this weekend in Reykjavík, as the number of tourists is expected to increase significantly this…

Hiking Trail to the Volcano Improved

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The main hiking trail in Fagradallsfjall to the volcano was temporarily closed this week but reopened Wednesday night after construction…

National Festival Tickets on Sale Soon

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The largest multi-day festival in Iceland, Þjóðhátíð in the Westman Islands, was canceled last year due to COVID-19. However, music…

2,500 Summer Jobs Created For Students

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The Minister of Social Affairs announced yesterday that the Directorate of Labor developed 2,500 jobs for students this summer as…

Free Draft Beer At Participating Pubs

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The brewing company, Ölgerðin, has announced that they will be offering one free Carlsberg on tap at restaurants and pubs…

“10 Years” Receives Song Of The Week On BBC

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One of Iceland’s most prominent bands to participate in Eurovision, Daði and Gagnamagnið, received an honorable place yesterday on the…

Horses Needed for Slaughter

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The upcoming summer has given the meat processing company, Sláturfélag Suðurlands in Hvolsvöllur, hope for a prosperous barbeque season in…

Iceland Sends Ventilators to India

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To aid in India’s worsening COVID-19 epidemic from recent weeks, the Icelandic government has been permitted to send seventeen ventilators…