Author: Catharine Fulton - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Word Of The Issue: The Infinite Uses Of Jæja

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The Grapevine’s guide to sounding Icelandic, one word at a time Jæja. Have you ever met a more versatile word?…

The Good’Ol Golden Circle: Taking another spin on the classic travel route

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Whether you live in Iceland, you’ve visited Iceland before, or you’re simply Googled “Iceland” in anticipation of one day travelling…

Word Of The Issue: Don’t Be Such A Buttface

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The Grapevine’s guide to sounding Icelandic, one word at a time If you spend any time around a leikskóli, you’re…

Do Shit: Get Your Kid Into Leikskóli

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The Útlendingur’s ongoing guide to getting shit done Is there anything as wildly wonderful and simultaneously stressful as being a…

The Stuff That Powers Iceland

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An educational visit to a power plant is just what you need “What’s that smoke?” is a common question pondered…

Do Shit: Get Checked For Cancer

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An Útlendingur’s ongoing guide to getting shit done It’s often touted as rude to ask a lady her age, but…

Word Of The Issue: I Said Good Day, Sir

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The Grapevine’s Guide To Sounding Icelandic, One Word At A Time Icelanders aren’t generally a smiley, friendly, greeting strangers in…

Round And Round We Go

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The Reykjavík Wheel has arrived and we have thoughts It was back in 2017 that the idea of a ferris…

There’s Space For Everyone In The Greenhouse

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Litla Gróðurhúsa Familia and the Pikknikk concert series provide a platform for all It’s no secret that Reykjavík is a…

Reykjavík Real Estate Continues To Be Really Expensive

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Over 85% of homes in the capital area have a property value over 60 million krónur (US$432,000, €403.000), according to…

Do Shit: Get Out There And Protest

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An Útlendingur’s ongoing guide to getting shit done It may still be cold in Iceland, but it sure feels like…

Get On Your Bikes And Ride: The Tweed Ride brings fancy dress and classy bikes to Reykjavík

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I distinctly remember the first time I spotted the Tweed Ride. Sitting in a window seat of a downtown café,…

Review Opened Into Police Clash With Pro-Palestine Protesters

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Minister of Social Affairs and Labour Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson (Left-green MP) has launched a review of police conduct during a…

Police Use Force, Pepper Spray On Pro-Palestine Protesters

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The Reykjavík Metropolitan Police broke up a peaceful anti-war and pro-Palestinian protest on May 31 with the unprecedented use of…

The Glacier That Would Be President

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It may not have made the ballot, but this isn’t the end for Snæfellsjökull Icelanders will head to their local…

An Eruption Has Begun North of Grindavík

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An eruption began between Stóra Skógfell and Sýlingarfell at 12:45 this afternoon, sending a curtain of lava spewing 50 metres…

Don’t Feed The Ducks — Seriously, Don’t Do It

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It’s happening! The ducks that make their homes on and around Reykjavík’s central pond, Tjörnin, are welcoming their babies. While…

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…