Author: - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Food Market In Lækjartorg Every Saturday In July

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Those passing by Lækjartorg yesterday were sure to notice more than the usual hustle and bustle, as tables were erected…

Mosque To Be Built In Sogamýri

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In keeping a long-standing promise to the Muslim community in Iceland, a plot of land will be granted in Sogamýri…

Of Monsters And Men Wows Roskilde

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Icelandic sweethearts Of Monsters and Men wowed the crowds at the Roskilde Festival yesterday and received rave reviews to boot….

Storm’s A-Brewin’

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Expect some gusty weather if you’re traveling around the east fjords this weekend, as the Icelandic Meteorological Office is forecasting…

President Will Receive Fishing Fees Petition Saturday

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President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson will receive a petition tomorrow protesting the reduction of fishing fees, RÚV reports. As the Grapevine…

Debate on Fishing Fee Lasted 22 Hours

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Althingi convened to debate the revocation of the fishing fees charged to ship owners for their right to fish yesterday…

Edward Snowden Citizenship Application Halted

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Althingi halted NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s bid for Icelandic citizenship before parliamentarians broke for their summer holidays, NBCNews.com reports. A…

Reykjavík Residents Feeling Overrun By Hotels

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Residents of downtown Reykjavík are fleeing the city on account of the growing abundance of hotels and guesthouses where residential…

General Public Has Low Opinion Of Financial Institutions

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The majority of the public holds a ‘very low’ or ‘low’ opinion of the financial institutions in the country, according…

New Constitution Not Dead Yet?

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The Constitutional Committee unanimously passed a bill amending provisions to the constitution this morning. It will proceed to a second…

Warnings Issued Against Renting To Tourists Without Permit

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The Public Health Authority of Reykjavík issued dozens of warnings recently to property owners that have been renting to tourists…

Ban Ki-moon Began Official Visit To Iceland

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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon began his official visit to Iceland yesterday, calling the country “a symbol for clean…

Support For Prime Minister High

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Despite the abundance of petitions in circulation protesting several decisions made by the new Progressive Party-led government, support for Prime…

Increased Credit Card Sales In Past Year

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Credit card usage has increased by 7.5% from June 2012 to June 2013, primarily because of an increase in grocery…

Nick Cave Sent To ER In Reykjavík

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Australian musician Nick Cave sought assistance from Landspitali’s emergency room last night after taking a spill during his performance at…

Food Regulations Lacking In Iceland

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A press release issued by the EFTA Surveillance Authority earlier this month draws attention to the shortcomings in the regulations…

City Of Reykjavík Spending Big Money On Maintenance

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The City of Reykjavík is gearing up to spend big money on improvements around town, sprucing up streets, bike routes,…

Majority Opposes Lower Fishing Fees

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A survey undertaken by Fréttablaðið has found that 70.5% of the population opposes the Progressive Party-led government’s plan to reduce…

‘The Biggest Loser’ Coming To Iceland

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Six hundred people signed up on the first day of registration to be on Iceland’s installation of ‘The Biggest Loser.’…

Many Flights Delayed Out Of Keflavík This Morning

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Seventeen flights were delayed departing Keflavík International Airport this morning after the airport’s luggage check-in system failed. The computer system…

Shortage Of Student Housing

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There is a shortage of housing available for students starting or returning to school this fall, with many of the…

First Icelandic Census To Be Put Online

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The first census taken in Iceland, in 1703, has been deemed historically important by UNESCO. It is the oldest preserved…

OECD Advises Iceland On Mortgage Relief Plans

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The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has offered advice to the Icelandic government regarding its mortgage relief efforts:…

Fewer Icelanders Complete College

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In comparison to other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) member countries, few Icelanders are graduating from college. According…

Icelandic Women To Be Interrogated In Czech Republic

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Two 18-year-old Icelandic women who were arrested on suspicions of cocaine possession in the Czech Republic in November 2012 are…