Author: Erik Pomrenke - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Latest Seal Census Reason For Optimism?

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The recent seal census, which took place along a 100 km stretch of coast in Vatnsnes, indicates that the seal…

Despite Large Number Of Cases, Flight Not Fully Quarantined

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A flight from Crete returning with graduates from Flensborg College in Hafnarfjörður was not fully quarantined, despite at least 30…

Iceland Declared Top Post-Apocalyptic Travel Destination

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Surprising no-one, a recent study has named Iceland as a promising location to ride out the collapse of modern society….

Play Will Not Fly Passengers Without Tests

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New budget Icelandic airline Play has announced it will not fly passengers to Iceland who cannot present a negative COVID…

Þjóðhátíð Looks For Government Funding Following Postponement

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The annual music festival in the Westman Islands, Þjóðhátíð, is requesting funding from the state following its postponement among tighter…

Húsavík Eurovision Museum To Open In August

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The Eurovision Museum in Húsavík is set to open this August, according to museum founder and Húsavík native Örlygur Hnefill…

Iceland Well-Represented At CrossFit Games

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Iceland will be well-represented at the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games, which begin today, July 27th in Madison, Wisconsin. Among the…

Body Of John Snorri, Icelandic Mountaineer, Found On K2

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The search for Icelandic mountaineer John Snorri’s body seems to have been successful, with three bodies being found on the…

Stricter Border Controls To Come Into Effect Today

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As of today, July 27th, stricter rules will be enforced at the border. The tightening up comes in the wake…

The Great Seal Census Attracts Volunteers

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On Sunday, July 25th, the Icelandic Seal Center conducted its seal census in Vatnsnes. The Icelandic Seal Center, located in…

Weekend Weather: Did You Pack A Jacket?

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We hope you packed your jacket, because the weekend is looking to be a rainy one. According to the Meteorological…

Joining Rest Of Nation, Volcano Goes On Vacation

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A recent report by University of Iceland geologists indicate that the eruption may be showing sign of slowing down. The…

Krummi, The Katla Raven, Speaks Out

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Rebecca Cathrine Kaad Ostenfeld operates a small animal rescue on her farm, Hólar, near Búðardalur. This farm, however, has a…

National Team Player Gylfi Sigurðsson Released On Bail, Denies Charges

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Icelandic national team footballer Gylfi Sigurðsson was arrested in the UK, where he plays for premier league team Everton, on…

Guðlaugur Hermannsson, Liberal Democratic Candidate, Bows Out

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Guðlaugur Hermannsson, former candidate for the Liberal Democratic Party, has withdrawn his candidacy in the upcoming election in wake of…

All Systems Go For Þjóðhátíð Among Rising COVID Cases

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Þjóðhátíð, the annual music festival in the Westman Islands, is still set to be held despite recent increases in COVID…

Recent Poll Shows Shifting Attitudes Towards Socialism, Capitalism

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A poll conducted by Market and Media Research for the Socialist Party, lasting from July 8th to 14th, has revealed…

Car Rental Prices Soar During Shortage

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A shortage in rental cars has caused prices to spike in recent weeks, states Morgunblaðið in a recent report. Contributing…

Meteorological Office Issues Air Pollution Warning For Greater Reykjavik Area

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The Meteorological Office of Iceland issued an air pollution warning for the capital area on Sunday connected to the eruption….

New Sleep Study Seeks Participants

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Sleep Revolution, a 4-year research project featuring nearly 40 international partners from both industry and the academy, is looking for…

Meteor Likely Size Of Small House, Reports Engineering Firm

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The meteor that detonated over southern Iceland on Friday, July 2nd, was likely 7m in diameter, approximately the size of…

Valdimar Jóhannsson Film, Dýrið, Well Received At Cannes

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Icelandic film director Valdimar Jóhannsson’s latest film, Dýrið, has been receiving much buzz at Cannes. The drama, written by Sjón…

Mystery Crabs In Gerði

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Residents of the Gerði neighborhood have been visited by a unique guest in recent weeks. Fréttablaðið reports that crabs have…

Drone Footage at Fagradalsfjall Reveals Beautiful Skylight

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Sigurður þór Helgason, owner of DJI Reykjavik, has discovered a beautiful “skylight” in the lava at the eruption site. Sigurður…

Concerns Of Understaffing At Landspitali Remain Unaddressed

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Concerns regarding understaffing and lack of space at Landspítali hospital have largely remained unaddressed in the wake of several formal…