Author: Catherine Magnúsdóttir - The Reykjavik Grapevine

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…

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…