Author: Catherine Magnúsdóttir - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Archaeological Excavation In Downtown Reykjavík

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Since Autumn last year, archaeological excavations have taken place in the Cabinet Square in downtown Reykjavík. The purpose of the…

3.3 Earthquake in Grindavík

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Another earthquake has shaken up parts of Iceland. This time not (only) in the north, which has been shaken by…

Flight Attendants Reject Agreement With Icelandair

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The majority of the members of Iceland’s flight attendants union (FFÍ) denied a new collective bargaining agreement signed by the…

New Road Through Dynjandisheiði Raises Concerns

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The National Planning Agency (Skipulagsstofnun) has issued a statement concerning the assessment of the environmental impact of the planned Westfjord…

Seagull Turf Wars In Garðabær

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Seagulls have been causing much trouble in Garðabær, particularly around the nursing home Ísafold where the birds have caused the…

Horse Daringly Rescued From A Ditch In Grímsnes

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Last weekend, a horse named Esja was found stuck in a big mud ditch at Árveg in Grímsnes. The mare…

More Earthquakes Felt In Eyjafjörður

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A series of earthquakes was felt yesterday in the north of Iceland. According to Iceland’s Meteorological Office, the first occurred…

Icelandic Publishing Company Bought Up

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Last week it was announced that the Swedish company Storytel had aquired a 70% majority interest in Iceland’s leading book…

Milk Wars In Icelandic Courts

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The founders and former owners of the milk company Mjólka have sued the Milk Association MS (Mjólkursamsalan) for the payment…

Biggest Earthquake In Over A Week Measured In The North

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Last night around half past seven an earthquake of magnitute 3.6 was measured about 17km northwest of Gjögurtá. The earthquake…

Bíó Paradís Is Saved!

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After facing the very real possibilty of closing its doors forever, the arthouse cinema and cultural institution Bíó Paradís has…

“We Welcome You!” – New Bus Ad Causes Controversy

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There’s a new bus ad on the streets of Reykjavík these days, and it’s quite the eyecatcher, too. Unlike the…

Thunderbolts And Lightning In East Iceland

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Nearly 60 lightning strikes have been reported in the Eastfjords of Iceland, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office. Many residents…