Author: Catharine Fulton - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Enough. Stop. Now.

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How many dead children is too many dead children? There’s a sentence I never thought I would be thinking on…

It’s Time To Shake The World: Inside the Free Palestine Movement in Iceland

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“The whole world knows we have been under occupation for more than 70 years — after a few days will…

The Eruption Is Dead; Long Live The Eruption

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The eruption that began March 16 between Hagafell and Stóra Skógfell has been declared over. Having erupted for 54 days,…

Finding Peace On The Water This Solstice

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Connecting with nature on a voyage with North Sailing There is plenty of lore swirling around the annual solstices in…

Reykjavík Running On 5 Billion Deficit

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The city of Reykjavík has been running at a 5 billion ISK deficit for the past year, 500 million ISK…

Statue Vandalised In Central Reykjavík

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A large statue in central Reykjavík was targeted by vandals Wednesday night, RÚV reports. The Einar Jónsson statue “Outlaws” was…

Magma Reservoir Beneath Svartsengi Continues To Fill

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The volcanic eruption that began on the Reykjanes peninsula on March 16 is ongoing, with lava spewing out of a…

It’s The First Day Of Summer!

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Today is sumardagurinn fyrsti, or the first day of summer, a national holiday in Iceland. While sumardagurinn fyrsti is all…

Presidential Endorsement Deadline On Friday

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The deadline for presidential hopefuls to collect the required signatures to be included on the ballot is fast approaching. Would-be…

Do Shit: Making Sense Of Recycling In Reykjavík

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The Útlendingur’s ongoing guide to getting shit done For 14 years living in Reykjavík, I found myself lamenting the lack…

Home Sales Saw Big Increase In February

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Iceland’s real estate market is heating up, with nearly twice as many sales contracts signed in February as in January,…

Icelandic Artists Participating In Nordic Eurovision Boycott Initiative

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A social media campaign protesting the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest was launched by a grassroots group of Nordic artists Thursday…

Katrín Jakobsdóttir’s Presidential Bid Off To Strong Start

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Former prime minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir appears to have made a smart move in jumping ship from Alþingi to run for…

UPDATED: Bjarni Ben Becomes Prime Minister

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UPDATED 09.04.24, 14:25 The party leaders representing the ruling coalition government held a press conference at Harpa at 14:00, announcing…

Contaminated Muesli Recalled

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A popular brand of muesli sold under the brand name MUNA is being recalled after it was found to contain…

Katrín Jakobsdóttir Running For President, Resigning As Prime Minister

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Katrín Jakobsdóttir has  launched her presidential bid, ending weeks of speculation. She made the announcement on her social media account Friday…

A Measure Of Iceland’s Cultural Atomic Mass

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The massive impact of the nation’s historic manuscripts “This feels strangely intimate,” Ryan Boudinot jokes as he removes stacks of…

Blue Lagoon Closure Likely To Be Extended Amid Volcanic Gas Pollution

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The Blue Lagoon is likely to remain closed due to the ongoing volcanic activity on the Reykjanes peninsula. Helga Árnadóttir,…

Child Filmed Driving Taxi In Reykjavík Suburb

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A child was filmed driving a taxi in Reykjavík’s Breiðholt neighbourhood over the weekend. In a video circulating online, a…

Ideal Conditions To Hit The Slopes Over Easter

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The conditions expected at the Reykjavík-adjacent Bláfjöll ski resort are the best they’ve been in a decade. That’s according to…

The Volcano That Just Keeps Going

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The eruption the began between Hagafell and Stóra Skógfell on March 16 is ongoing, though the volume of lava being…

New Survey Reveals Icelanders’ Five-Year Housing Plans

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Where to you see yourself in five years? If you’re of the same mind as 4% of Icelanders, you see…

Celebrating The Magic Of Multilingualism

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A new children’s book highlights the power of languages It may come as a surprise to some, but Iceland is…

No Sign Of Eruption Weakening

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The eruption that began on the evening of March 16 is still going at a sustained strength. The eruption, which…

Man Busted With Drugs Arriving At Keflavík Airport

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A man was stopped upon arrival in Iceland on January 9 and was found to have two kilograms of cocaine…