Author: Catherine Magnúsdóttir - The Reykjavik Grapevine

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…

The Worms Are Coming To Iceland

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The Environmental Agency in Iceland has granted the company GeoTækni ehf in Selfoss a license to import one million earthworms….

Police Warn About Internet Scams In Iceland

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Local police have warned citizens about internet fraud and scams that have occurred in recent weeks. In a Facebook post…

Archaeological Excavations In Arnarfjörður Reveal Medieval Longhouse

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Archaeological excavations in Arnarfjörður, in the Westfjords, have revealed various artefacts and a medieval longhouse. As Bæjarins Besta reports, the…

Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir Crowned As European Football Champion

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Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir, captain of the Icelandic national team in the UWCL, has been newly crowned as the European Football…

Smekkleysa Launches Auction For Old Band Merch

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The publishing company Smekkleysa, aka Bad Taste Records, has launched an auction for old band merch including things related to…

Viking Society Moves To Yellow House In Hafnarfjörður

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The Viking Society Rimmugýgur is moving to the Yellow House at Lækinn in Hafnarfjörður to hold its operations there for…

Iron-Man Like Flight Over Iceland Via Jet Suit

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Richard Brownig posted a video on YouTube of himself flying over Iceland in a so called “Gravity Jet Suit”, very…

Five Times More Residents In Epidemic Houses Than In First Wave

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There are five times more residents staying in so called epidemic houses than there were during the first wave of…

Tourists On Their Way To Quarantine May Take Buses

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Tourists arriving in Iceland are allowed to take a bus from Keflavík Airport on their way to quarantine again. Previously,…

Strong Earthquake Near Grindavík

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.7 shook the area around Grindavík and was even felt in the capital area…

Ólafur Arnalds Announces New Album

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Ólafur Arnalds announced his new album, entitled “some kind of piece”, which is set to be released on November 6th…

Alcohol Consumption On The Rise Due To COVID-19

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Alcohol sales have gone up amidst the COVID-19 epidemic and consumption is on the rise. According to a Fréttablaðið report…

Syrian-Icelandic Teen At Language Conference: “We Can All Be Who We Are”

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Ayah Ahmad, a nineteen-year-old high school student and assistant teacher held a speech last weekend at a Tungumálatöfrar (“Language Magic”)…

Iceland Government Tests Negative For COVID-19

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Iceland’s government ministers have recieved their negative test results after having been screened twice for possible coronavirus infections in the…

Swimming Trip Could End Up In 250,000 ISK Fine

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A man in the South of Iceland was charged with violating the Epidemic Prevention Act by breaching quarantine and visiting…

Archeological Excavations In The Ruins Of Þingeyraklaustur

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During an archeological excavation in the ruins of the old monestary Þingeyraklaustur, several ancient items were found. Among them are…

Unknown Body Discovered In Breiðholt

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The body of an as of yet unidentified man was discovered in Breiðholt at the end of last week. It…

Björk Orchestral Concert Rescheduled

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Björk’s concert series Björk Orkestral, that was supposed to be streamed live from Reykjavík in the concert hall Harpa this…