Author: Desirai Thompson - The Reykjavik Grapevine

International Bomb Experts Train At Keflavík

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Bomb experts from 15 countries have come together at Keflavík Airport for the 20th annual training session known as Northern…

When Will The Eruption Be Over?

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Volcanologist and seismologist Kristín Jónsdóttir has weighed in on when the eruption at Geldingadalur can be said to be over….

Hackers Set Sights On Reykjavík University

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Hackers who attacked Reykjavík University’s (RU) mail server and encrypted e-mails last week are seeking a ransom. According to RÚV,…

Icelandair Prepares To Transport Tourists To US Again

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Icelandair is preparing to transport foreign tourists to the United States again, Fréttablaðið reports. After an unprecedented 21-month ban on…

Couple Runs Museum Of Personal Items In Reykjadalur

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Husband and wife pair Guðfinna Sverrisdóttir and Einar Viðar Björnsson operate The Personal Museum (Persónulega safnið) in Reykjadalur. This unique…

Nearly 375,000 People Living In Iceland

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New figures from the National Registry show that a total of 374,704 people lived in Iceland at the end of…

2021 Arctic Circle Assembly Begins Today

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The 2021 Arctic Circle Assembly begins today at Harpa in downtown Reykjavík. RÚV reports that this is the first major…

PLAY Airline Adds New Nordic Destinations

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Low-cost Icelandic airline PLAY has announced three new destinations from their Keflavík Airport hub to commence in their 2022 summer…

Horror-Scopes: Oh, Snap! Marvelous Zodiac Pairings

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What tells you more about a person: their Zodiac sign or which Avenger they most identify with? It’s always better…

Raising Her Voice: Highlighting The Struggle Of Foreign Women In Icelandic Healthcare

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Personal health is something many people erroneously put off for a number of reasons—be they emotional, practical or, in some…

Sip, Sip, Hooray!: Wonderful Wines Around Town

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The Grapevine’s tried and true picks of our favourite wine bars–curated just in time for these early winter evenings. Why,…

KÓPÓ! Herra Hnetusmjör Brings The Flow And The Fest

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The landscape of Icelandic rap has been ever-evolving since the first fully Icelandic language rap albums dropped in 2001. While…

From ‘What If’ To Reality: GDRN Talks Storytelling Through Music And Acting

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Telling your story takes courage. Telling someone else’s story takes empathy. Guðrún Ýr Eyfjörð Jóhannesdóttir, or GDRN as she’s known…

Electric Scooters, Alcohol And Accidents

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Data shows that 245 people have visited the emergency department at Landspítali due to electric scooter accidents over the summer…

UNICEF Urges Action On Children’s Mental Health

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UNICEF Iceland has sent a letter to each chair of the parties voted into Parliament in the recent election, urging…

For The Love Of Lopapeysa

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Lopapeysa are about as linked to the cultural identity of Iceland as skyr and the Icelandic horse. As the temperature…

Strætó Adds More Electric Buses

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Strætó, the public bus system operating in and around the capital area, has added two new electric buses to their…

Seismic Activity Increasing In Reykjanes Peninsula

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Tremors from a magnitude 3.7 earthquake were felt in the capital area and through Borgarnes at 1:52 last night, RÚV…

PLAY Airline Announces 150 Job Openings

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Newcomer low-cost airline, PLAY, has announced 150 new job openings for the spring and summer next year, MBL reports. Of…

Avalanche Risk Very Unusual For September

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All major mountain roads in the Westfjords are closed today due to impassability and risk of avalanche during the storm,…

Minister Of Foreign Affairs Addresses UN General Assembly

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Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development of Iceland, addressed the 76th Session of the United Nations…

Naming Icelandic Cattle, From Katla to Kartöfluupptökuvél

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Guðmundur Jóhannesson, a consultant in cattle breeding for the Icelandic Agricultural Center (Ráðgjafarmiðstöð landbúnaðarins), recently penned an article for Bændablaðið…

Epidemiologist Concerned About Spike After Weekend Activities

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Chief epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason is concerned there will be a spike in Covid-19 infections after the weekend due to a…

Key Role Of School System In Strengthening Icelandic Language

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The Icelandic school system is a key actor in improving the image of the Icelandic language, according to the opinion…

25 Reports Of Inappropriate Sexual Behaviour In Four Years At HÍ

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The University of Iceland (HÍ) has received 25 complaints of sexual harassment or sexual violence between 2017-2020. This was uncovered…