Author: Erik Pomrenke - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Move Over Gawker Hill: A New Favorite Vantage

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The ever-shifting landscape of the eruption has a new scenic vantage: Langahryggur, or “long-spine,” a ridge overlooking the eruption. Accessible…

New Reports On Wealth Inequality Paint Unclear Picture

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A recent report by the Icelandic Chamber of Commerce is cause for some optimism. Despite the pandemic, a 3.9% increase…

Downtown Reykjavik Loses Power, Chaos Avoided

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Restaurant patrons across downtown Reykjavik were mildly inconvenienced yesterday, July 12th, when locations in Laugavegur, Ingólfsstræti and Austurstræti lost power….

Hands Off The Chips: Salmonella Found In Banana Chips From Tiger

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Banana chips are a great, fun snack to bring along on your next hiking trip, providing a rush of sugar…

Dreams of Fully Automated Luxury Socialism Delayed?

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Icelandic police have reported negative consequences of a municipal experiment to shorten the work week. Lasting from 2015 to 2019,…

Celeb Chef Ramsay Arrives, Coinciding With Decline In Editorial Standards

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Remember when Iceland was blowing up and Hollywood celebs were a dime a dozen on Laugavegur? Reykjavik Grapevine remembers, and…

Battle of Petitions Following Ingó Veðurguð’s Cancellation

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Petitions for and against the cancellation of Icelandic musician Ingó Veðurguð from the music festival Þjóðhátíð in the Westman Islands…

PLAY Air Makes First Landing At Reykjavik Airport

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Yesterday, July 7th, a PLAY Air jet landed at the Reykjavik airport for the first time. The flight was in…

Mysterious Remains Found In Hveragerði

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Police are investigating bones and other remains found yesterday evening in Hveragerði, Vísir reports. The bag of remains was found…

Costs Prove Higher Than Expected For Sex Shop Kindergarten Conversion

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In a recent report from the Environmental and Planning Department, the costs of renovating the former Adam and Eve adult…

Janssen Open House Tomorrow: Get ‘Em While They’re Hot

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The Capital Area Health Service is holding an open house for the Janssen vaccine (Johnson and Johnson for all you…

Extreme Chill Lineup Extremely Finalized

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Everyone’s talking about extremism this and extremism that these days, but you know what’s not getting hyped enough? Extreme Chill….

Meteorological Office Reports: Big Sky Rock Go Boom

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The Icelandic Meteorological Office reported over the weekend that a meteor burned up in the atmosphere above Iceland. According to…

Icelandic Wildlife Speak Out: Leave Us Alone

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A recent seal-related incident has prompted authorities to remind tourists and Icelanders alike to please leave the seals alone. Hálfdán…

Coast Guard Seaman Fired Over Instagram Video, Indecent Behavior

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An unnamed former seaman of the Icelandic Coast Guard lost his case against the Icelandic state on Tuesday, June 29th….

John Oliver Takes Aims At Michele Ballarin: Sole Surviving Consumer Of The Bumpit

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In a recent episode of Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver put the spotlight on Michele Ballarin, the American businesswoman…

Data Protection Authority Fines Ísbúð Huppu 5 Million

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The ice cream parlor Ísbúð Huppu has been fined five million ISK by the Data Protection Authority for electronic monitoring…

Near Record Temperatures in Eastfjords

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Temperatures tomorrow could reach 29°C in the Eastfjords, in what metereologist Einar Sveinbjörnsson has called “an honest attempt” at the…

Former PM Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir Awarded Badge of Honor

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Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, both Iceland’s first female and openly LGBT Prime Minister, was honoured yesterday with an award from Samtökin ’78….

Siggi The Hacker, Key Assange Witness, Admits to Perjury

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Sigurður Ingi Þórðarson, a key witness in the United States Department of Justice case against Julian Assange, has admitted in…

Amateur Designer Slapped With Disney Claim Over Nordic God Loki

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Twitter user Loki’s Buttslut recently had their work, a shirt featuring the phrase “Low Key Loki,” removed from the website…

Latest Icelandic Airline Takes To The Sky Among Labour Dispute

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The newest Icelandic airline, PLAY, is officially in the air. Departing Keflavík Airport at 11:00 AM, the destination of the…