Author: Catharine Fulton - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Increased Access To Icelandic Classes In Everyone’s Best Interest

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Linguist and Háskóli professor Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson told Rás 2’s morning radio program that Icelanders need to shift their mindset about…

Walking Through A Phallic Wonderland

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It’s all about the dicks at Iceland’s weirdest and wildest museum How does one measure distances in different places around…

New Eruption On Reykjanes Peninsula

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A new eruption began on the Reykjanes peninsula March 16 at 20:23. A three km long fissure is currently erupting…

Word Of The Issue: Everything Is Geggjað

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The Grapevine’s Guide To Sounding Icelandic, One Word At A Time Learning Icelandic is hard. There are all these cases…

Do Shit: How To Get An Abortion In Iceland

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The útlendingur’s ongoing guide to getting shit done Much like wrangling your annual tax return or figuring out how to…

Reykjavík Traffic On The Rise

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Anyone who has had the misfortune of trying to make even short trips around 16:00 on a weekday are aware…

Majority Against Strong Alcohol In Grocery Stores

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New polling from Maskína suggests that 58% of Icelanders are against allowing the sale of strong alcohol in supermarkets. On…

Different But Connected: An Exhibition Straddling Worlds

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“It feels like our practices will meet and maybe also clash,” Claire Paugam says of her upcoming exhibition at Gallery…

The Race For President Is On

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The race for the Icelandic presidency is officially on as the portal for collecting electronic signatures supporting candidacy opened March…

Whaling Company Applies For New Licence

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Kristján Loftsson, owner Iceland’s one and only whaling company Hvalur hf, has applied for a new licence to hunt fin…

Volcanologist Calls For Increased Government Preparation

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Volcanologist Þorvaldur Þórðarson took to local radio station Bylgjan Monday morning to discuss satellite imagery showing land rise throughout the…

Ground Survey Work Ongoing In Grindavík

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Ground survey work is ongoing in Grindavík as residents and business owners continue to be permitted into the area around…

First Artists Announced For Iceland Airwaves 2024

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Iceland Airwaves returns November 7 to 9 and we have the first round of artist names to share. In alphabetical…

Tourism Not Fuelling Inflation, Says Tourist Association

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The head of the Icelandic Travel Industry Association (SAF) insists that the constant influx of tourists into Iceland is not…

Grindavík Re-Opens 24/7 For Residents

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The town of Grindavík re-opened as of 7:00 Tuesday morning, permitting residents to visit their homes or work 24/7 at…

Blue Lagoon Reopens Amid Volcanic Uncertainty

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The Blue Lagoon will open for business again today. The decision was reportedly made in consultation with local authorities. The…

Large Fire In Skeifan Service Centre

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A large fire broke out at the N1 garage on Fellsmúli in Reykjavík’s Skeifan neighbourhood Thursday evening. All units of…

People Aren’t Showing Up For Cancer Screenings

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Nearly half of all women invited for cancer screenings are making appointments, the Icelandic Cancer Society revealed. Just 52% of…

Outgoing President Enjoys 80% Approval Rating

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New polling from Gallup suggests that 80% of Icelanders are satisfied with the work of President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson. Guðni…

Magma Continues To Accumulate, Hot Water Restored

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It was confirmed at a meeting this morning between geologists and the Department Of Civil Protection and Emergency Management that…

OMG It’s The 2024 Reykjavík Grapevine Music Awards

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Celebrating the best that the local music scene offered And just like that, 2023 has come and gone. It was…

Six Names Added To Naming List

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Iceland’s Personal Names Committee has added six new names to its approved list. From the list of female monikers, parents…

Who Turned Out The Lights? Power Out Throughout Reykjavík

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UPDATE @ 16:13: The power is back. Hallelujah. The power went out throughout Reykjavík at 15:50 Thursday afternoon, roughly an…

Bjarni Ben’s Facebook Posts About Alþingi Encampment Cause Uproar

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The head of Solaris, an aid organisation for refugees and asylum seekers in Iceland, is calling out a recent Facebook…

Government Unveils Plans For Grindavík

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The government presented its plan this afternoon for addressing the situation in Grindavík. Months of seismic activity and volcanic eruptions…