Author: Catherine Magnúsdóttir - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Ask an Expert: What Influences the Strength of the Northern Lights?

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The magical beauty of the northern lights draws lots of people to Iceland. In fact, a whole lot of people…

“This is not a comedy podcast!“

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“I didn’t want to be like a normal person and just ask my comedian friends to hang out. I want…

Hearing The Image

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Eerie and vast sounds set the tone for Netflix’s new Spanish-language psychological thriller “Jaula.” And the creative mind behind the…

Ask An Expert: Are there more than 13 Yule Lads?

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With Christmas on the horizon, we can once again look forward to visits from our favourite holiday tricksters . But…

Creating Visibility With Sound: Julius Rothlaender & Claire Paugam On ‘Vestur í bláinn’

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Seemingly random, in front of wood paneling and amid shelves of books, an odd looking, torn, bright yellow dress hung…

Sombre Sparkle & Ghostly Glamour: Mighty Bear On New EP ‘Tveir’

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One of the most ethereal faces of Iceland’s electronic music scene ironically hardly shows his face at all. That enigmatic…

Horror-Scopes: The Autumn Fog Reveals Your Fate

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In Horror-Scopes, the Grapevine’s dedicated team of amateur astrologists give you their mystical visions on the dark fate that lies…

Bubble, Bubble, Toil, Trouble…And Eggs: A Day In Hveragerði

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Just 45 kilometres from the capital, beyond an otherworldly lava field landscape and up and down a mountain, lies the…

Discussion About COVID-19 Rapid Tests

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) is assessing COVID-19 antigen rapid tests that are supposed to show on-the-spot results in 15…

Icelandic Economy Has A Chance Of Strong Recovery

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Íslandsbanki’s new macroeconomic forecast predicts that if the COVID-19 epidemic is tackled by next summer, the Icelandic economy can still…

Sheepdog Tímon Rescued From Ravine

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Icelandic sheepdog Tímon had quite the misadventure this month when he first went missing on a hike with his owners…

All Crew Members Of Valdimar GK Diagnosed With COVID-19

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All fourteen crew members of the liner Valdimar GK have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Jóhann K. Jóhannsson, communications director of…

Search Dogs Against COVID-19

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The Chief of Police in Northwest Iceland is reported hoping to get specially trained search dogs against COVID-19 to the…

Lucie Samcová Hall Allen New EU-Ambassador To Iceland

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Lucie Samcová-Hall Allen has been appointed the new Ambassador of the European Union to Iceland. Lucie Samcová is from Prague…

Bomb From World War II Found And Destroyed

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A bomb from World War II was found in Sandskeiði, just east of Reykjavík, yesterday and destroyed. The bomb was…

Radio Theatre Launches Winter Program

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The Radio Theatre has launched its winter program last Saturday on the channel Rás 1. The Radio Theater has played…

Iceland’s Richest 10% Own 44% Of Assets

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According to a report published by Statistics Iceland the assets of families in the highest 10% of Iceland amounted to…

Iceland Attracts Filmmakers With ‘Low Infection Risk’

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Iceland’s relative low infection risk has continued to attract filmmakers this year. Both foreign and local productions have utilised the…

Murder Trial Against Gunnar Jóhann Begins Today

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Today begins the trial of Gunnar Jóhann Gunnarsson, who is accused of having shot his half-brother, Gísli Þór Þórarinsson, in…

Multiple Icelandair Flights Cancelled

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Multiple Icelandair flights have been cancelled in recent weeks. Only one scheduled Icelandair flight to Copenhagen departed today and a…

Aldís Amah Hamilton Speaks Out About National Theatre’s Lack Of Diversity

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Actress Aldís Amah Hamilton spoke out about the National Theatre’s lack of diversity on its newest promotional material. In a…

Yesterday Was Icelandic Nature Day

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Icelandic Nature Day is celebrated every year on 16 September, encouraging individuals, schools, institutions, companies and NGOs to consider it…

Sharp Earthquakes Felt Around Húsavík

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Two earthquakes with a magnitude of 4 and 4.6 were strongly felt in Akureyri and Húsavík yesterday afternoon. This earthquake…

Beached Pilot Whales In Álftafjörður

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Náttúrustofa Vesturlands, the Icelandic Institute of Natural History, recieved a call from the police yesterday about a group of pilot…

Constitution Petition Cracks 20,000 Signatures

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The petition created by the Women’s Association for a New Constitution this summer has reached over 20,000 signatures, expressing demand…