Author: Emma Ledbetter - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Overnight Stays Tripled Between Years

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Overnight stays at Icelandic accommodations were almost three times higher in May than at the same time last year. This…

Icelandic Meteorological Office Issues Yellow Warning For Much Of East

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The Icelandic Meteorological Office issued a yellow weather warning for the Northeast, East, Eastfjords, and Southeast last night through parts…

School Of DIY: Norðanpaunk Is Back

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With three days of music from underground Icelandic artists and several favourite foreign bands, Norðanpaunk is the place not only…

Fourth Monkeypox Case Diagnosed In Iceland

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A middle-aged man is the fourth person to be diagnosed with monkeypox in Iceland, according to the Directorate of Health….

Arnar Grant Rejects Extortion Allegations

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Arnar Grant issued a statement yesterday rejecting the allegations of extortion made against him and his former partner Vítalía Lazareva,…

Negotiations With Vítalía Lazareva And Three Prominent Businessmen Included Silence Agreement

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Negotiations between Vítalía Lazareva and three prominent Icelandic businessmen whom she accused of sexual offenses included discussion of a silence…

Study Determines Vaccines Prevented 20 Million COVID-19 Deaths Worldwide

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A new UK study on the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines found they prevented nearly 20 million deaths in the first…

Managers Appeal To The Conscience Of Weary Nurses

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Facing a staffing shortage, the Icelandic Nurses’ Association is concerned that “pangs of conscience” might force nurses to work exceedingly…

Light System Will Alert Visitors Of Dangerous Conditions At Reynisfjara

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The Icelandic Road Administration says it will install warning lights in Reynisfjörður within the next three weeks. Officials used police…

Directorate Of Health Releases 2021 Suicide Statistics

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Recently published statistics from the Office of the Medical Director of Health reveal 38 people in Iceland—or 10.2 per 100,000…

Vítalía Lazareva, Arnar Grant Sued By Prominent Icelandic Businessmen For Attempted Extortion

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Vítalía Lazareva and Arnar Grant have been sued by district prosecutors for attempted extortion, threats, and invasion of privacy following…

11th Century Landslide Preserves Settlement House Walls

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House walls from the 11th century have been unearthed in an archeological excavation in Seyðisfjörður, reports RÚV. A landslide that…

3.3 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Bárðarbunga

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A magnitude 3.3 earthquake occurred this morning on the rim of the Bárðarbunga caldera, reports the Icelandic Meteorological Office. The…

Landspítali Discarded Over 540,000 Particle Filter Masks

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Landspítali has purchased almost 15 million units of protective equipment in the last two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic,…

Reykjanesbær Dance Group Wins World Championship

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A group of young dancers from the dance school DansKompaní in Reykjanesbær just won a gold medal at the Dance…

Road Into Landmannalaugar Opens For Summer Season

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The Icelandic Road Administration opened the road into Landmannalaugar via the Sigalda Power Station yesterday, marking a late start to…

Magnitude 4.6 Earthquake Rocks Langjökull Glacier

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A magnitude 4.6 earthquake occurred around 22:00 last night in Langjökull glacier, reports the Icelandic Meteorological Office. About 100 aftershocks…

Officials To Install Alarm System At Reynisfjara

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Government officials and landowners met Tuesday evening and agreed to install an alarm system on the beach at Reynisfjara to…

Hafnarfjörður Shooting Suspect In Police Custody After Five-Hour Stand-Off

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Capital area police report a man in his seventies was arrested after he reportedly shot two cars—one occupied, the other…

Whaling Season Begins Today

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Ships from Hvalur hf., Iceland’s only fin whaling company, are set to depart from Reykjavík Harbour today, marking the start…

Most Voters Support Iceland’s NATO Membership, Survey Finds

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The majority of voters across all parties are in favor of Iceland staying in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, reports…

Health Centers Host Open House For Fourth COVID Vaccine

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Many people have requesting the fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine, so health centers are hosting an open house for the…

Guðrún Aspelund Hired As Chief Epidemiologist

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Guðrún Aspelund will take over as chief epidemiologist when Þórólfur Guðnason retires September 1, the Directorate of Health announced today….

COVID Cases Increasing In Iceland Despite Widespread Immunity

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The number of COVID-19 cases in Iceland is increasing, with around 200 people testing positive each day. But the true…

Hospitalisation For Psychosis Increases With Number Of ADHD Stimulant Prescriptions

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An increasing number of people are going to psychiatric wards for symptoms of psychosis after being prescribed stimulant ADHD medication,…