Author: Catherine Magnúsdóttir - The Reykjavik Grapevine

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…

Hot Dogs, Gossip, Cellulite & Dolly Parton: Snjólaug Lúðvíksdóttir’s Perfect Day

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Snjólaug Lúðvíksdóttir is a comedian and screenwriter. For foreigners, her name is pronounced Snow-Leg, though it directly translates to Snow-Pool….

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…

Wild Raven-Chase In Grindavík

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A raven that was brought up this summer in Vogar on Vatnsleysuströnd has been on the loose and causing disruption….

Creating Context In The Cloud With Bergur Ebbi

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How to sum up a conversation with Bergur Ebbi? It would seem the man has done it all. Study law,…

Hunting For Mythical Creatures In The Furthest North

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Hat? Check. Parka? Check. Gloves? Check. Some people might tell you that September is still technically summer. Some people would…

Peeling Off The Plastic Wrap For “Plastic Free September”

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Breaking a habit is hard. No one becomes an environmentalist overnight. Where would you even start? “It’s easy to get…

Hacker Attack At Icelandic Company

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A large and sophisticated hacker attack at an Icelandic company has caused the level of uncertainty to be activated for…

Protected House On Skólavörðustígur Demolished

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During construction yesterday, a protected house from 1922 on Skólavörðustígur was demolished. According to a report by RÚV, a construction…

Constitution Hunt Under The Hashtag #Where?

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The public is on the hunt for the new constitution under the hashtag “#Hvar?”, in English “#Where?”, posting pictures on…

Still Large Parts Of Iceland Without GSM Connection

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There are still large parts in Iceland where mobile phones can’t make a GSM connection. RÚV reports that despite thousand…

Alcohol Prices Higher In Iceland

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The price for alcohol is higher in Iceland than in all the other European Union and EFTA countries. According to…

Number Of Women In Icelandic Film Industry Declining

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The number of female Icelandic filmmakers has decreased since 2009, according to research by Guðrún Elsa Bragadóttir, a doctoral student…

Longest Icelandic Love Letter Four Meters Long

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The longest Icelandic love letter measures four metres in length and originates from around 1900, when a young couple corresponded…

Industrial Hemp Thriving In Grímsnes

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Industrial hemp is growing and thriving in the south of Iceland, specifically in Grímsnes, where the conditions for cultivating the…

Kári Stefánsson Will Not Set Up Epidemic Institute; Vaccines Coming Soon

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Kári Stefánsson, director of deCODE, intends to set up an Icelandic Epidemic Institute, providing funding, equipment and scientific work. Viljan…

State Financial Aid Not Enough To Adjust Nurse’s Salary

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The state financial aid that was ruled by an arbitral tribunal to improve the working conditions for nurses in Iceland…

German Company Acquires A Quarter Of Sagafilm

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Beta Nordic Studios, a branch of the German company Beta Film, has acquired a 25% share of the Icelandic production…

A Number Of Flights Canceled To And From Iceland

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A number of flights that were planned today and tomorrow to and from Iceland have been canceled. RÚV reports that…

State Will Provide 900 Million ISK Per Year To Improve Conditions For Nurses

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An arbitral tribunal concerning the dispute between the Association of Icelandic Nurses and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs…