Author: Catherine Magnúsdóttir - The Reykjavik Grapevine

COVID-19 Screening Will Move From Random Sampling To Targeted Groups

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Screening for COVID-19 in Iceland will now be focusing on targeted groups who have potentially been exposed to the virus…

Merchant’s Weekend Amidst New COVID-19 Restrictions

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In regards to an increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in Iceland, it was announced yesterday that tighter restrictions would be…

Yellow Weather Warning For The South And East

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A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Icelandic Meteorological Office for the south coast of Iceland and parts…

New Survey Illustrates Government Support

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A new survey conducted by Market and Media Research illustrates the current support for the Icelandic government and its parties….

Ólafur Arnalds Nominated For An Emmy Award

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Musician and producer Ólafur Arnalds was nominated for an Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music’. He recieved…

New Video Game To Take Place In Iceland

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There’s a new saga coming to Iceland. Although this time not from the Edda or other ancient scriptures. Senua’s Saga…

Flight Attendants Sign New Wage Agreement

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Today flight attendants and memebers of Flugfreyjufélag Íslands (FFÍ) signed a new wage agreement with Icelandair. The agreement was approved…

Largest Earthquake In Mýrdalsjökull In Two Years

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This morning between 7:34 and 7:41 three earthquakes were detected in the area around Mýrdalsjökull. The earthquakes measured 2.4, 2.8…

Lone Puffin Rescued On Glacier Expedition

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A puffin was found and rescued this week by itself in the middle of the glacier Langjökull. The bird was…

Iceland To Participate In COVID-19 Vaccine Project

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In a civil defense information meeting yesterday, it was stated by chief epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason that Iceland is going to…

Baths Are Popular Use For Domestic Travel Vouchers

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Back in June, the government paid out about 205 million ISK to support domestic travel in Iceland, in light of…

IceDocs 2020: Dim The House Lights For Some Lighthouse Highlights

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The Iceland Documentary Film Festival—IceDocs for short—returned this year to Akranes from July 15th to 19th to present a number…

Helicopters Landed Illegally In Hornstrandir

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Earlier last week a group of eight American travelers was flown to the nature reserve Hornstrandir in two helicopters, Fréttablaðið…

Copyright Dispute Over “Let It Out” Campaign

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British artist Marcus Lyall has accused Íslandsstofa (Promote Iceland) of copyright infringement, saying their new tourist marketing campaign is derived…

Icelandic Superstitions: For Whom The Bean Tolls

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When you can’t rely on the sun to tell you when to wake up, coffee becomes a necessity. But, according…

Earthquake Clusters Continue To Shake Iceland

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The Reykjanes Peninsula has been shaken up by a large earthquake at Fagradalsfjall last night around midnight, measuring 5.0 in…

Icelandic Bunny Rescue Villikanínur Gives Bunnies New Home

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A newly formed animal protection organisation called “Villikanínur” has dedicated itself to saving feral bunnies in Iceland. Following the deaths…

Heavy Rain And Winds Raise Warning Level To Orange

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Heavy rain and winds coming in from the northeast have caused the Icelandic Meteorological Office to issue an orange level…

Seventeen Planes To Arrive In Keflavík Today

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According to Vísir, seventeeen new passenger flights are expected to arrive at Keflavík Airport, starting from 8:00 this morning. Note:…

Scream And Shout And Let It All Out

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“Inspired by Iceland”, the promotional project of Visit Iceland (an official destination marketing office for Iceland), has come up with…

Deboned Lamb Found In Dritvík

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A deboned lamb has been found in Dritvík in Snæfellsnes, according to a report by Vísir. A picture of the…

Stormy Weather Ahead

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A storm front is expected to sweep across the country tomorrow, coming from the Greenland sea, that will determine the…

IceDocs 2020: The Film Festival Brings Documentary-Love Back To Akranes

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IceDocs, one of Iceland’s hottest and most unique film festivals, is back for more this year. After celebrating its premiere…

Earthquake Series Continues

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The Meteorological Office still warns that a large earthquake of up to 7 in magnitude could occur at the mouth…

Neglected Houses In Reykjavík

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According to the Residents Association of Central Reykjavík, numerous houses in the neighborhood have fallen into a state of decay…