Author: Inês Pereira - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Plastic Residue In Chocolate Bars Results In Large Recall

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Around 150,000 Nói Síríus chocolate bars had to be taken off the shelves due to the discovery of blue and…

B12 Lands At Prikið To Serve Plant-Based Realness For The Month

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Be ready, Prikið is here to provide you with all the cruelty-free bites you need, and it’s bound to be…

Horror-Scopes: New Year’s ResoLeoTions

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In this special 2020 edition Horror-Scopes, the Grapevine’s dedicated team of amateur astrologists breaks down your upcoming year based on…

Grapevine Playlist: Retro Sadness And Alien Hip-Hop

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Sunna Margrét – Art Of History EP Listening to this song is like turning on a radiator in an old…

Grapevine Music Awards 2020: Shout Out – Halldór Eldjárn & Hátíðni

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The Grapevine Music Awards 2020 Shout Out award applauds two stellar projects this year. First off, we celebrate Halldór Eldjárn…

CYBER And HATARI Join Chains To Crumble Europe In New Tour

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Its true, 2020 promises to be the year that Iceland’s favourite gimp-masked System-smashing post-human aristocracy-chasers guillotine-builders—we could go on—Hatari, makes…

Put The Soul In The Soul: Einarindra Artist Playlist

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Iceland’s most soulful electro artist, Einarindra recently made a serious splash at the 2019 Iceland Airwaves festival. While we’ve been…

Ask a Professor: Why Are Casinos Illegal In Iceland?

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Daníel Þór Ólason, Professor of Psychology at the University Of Iceland, is the preeminent expert on the science and history…

Iceland’s First Baby Of 2020 Is One Of The Biggest Ever

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Emil Rafn, the first Icelandic baby of 2020, was born 2 hours and 19 minutes into the first day of…

Ministry Of Environment To Conditionally Close Eight Caves For Conservation

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A request emitted by The Minister of Environment mandates eight caves to be closed due to their fragile condition, RÚV…

Flights And Buses Cancelled Due To Bad Weather

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Due to a major low pressure centre hitting the country, a lot of flights and most bus routes outside of…

BAFTA Awards Nominations: Hildur Guðnadottir Does It Again

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In the same week that she won a Golden Globe, Hildur Guðnadottir has won a nomination for a Bafta Award….

Storm Weather Will Remain Until Wednesday

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The Icelandic Met Office has painted Iceland’s map with yellow weather alerts, sparing only the north of the country. The…

Thousands Of Jobs Open In Icelandic Labour Market

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In the last quarter of 2019, 2,500 jobs were open in the Icelandic labour market, according to the results of…

Bar Changes Name After Political Scandal

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By the end of 2018, the local bar Klaustur had gained a lot of sudden attention. The establishment was the…

More Than 100 Horses Dead in December Storm Aftermath

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In December, a cyclone and snowstorm swept the northwest of Iceland. The weather caught a lot of people by surprise,…

Puffin Picks Up Stick And Makes Science

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At first glance, a video of a puffin picking up a stick and scratching itself looks like pure internet-made entertainment….

Perfect Day: Ásta Kristín Pjetursdóttir

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Ásta Kristín Pjetursdóttir is a violist who has played as a soloist with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. She recently made…

My Five Albums of the Year: Moon Gardens, Sugar baths And Delusion Inducing Tunes

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This year, starting my internship at The Grapevine, I got to finally experience Reykjavík’s hectic and opulent music scene. As…

Avalanche Closes Part Of Main Road And Weather Conditions Intensifies

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Yesterday’s severe weather conditions caused some damage around Iceland. In the north, an avalanche fell in Ljósavatn. Thankfully no one…

Icelandic Population Grows With Help Of Immigrants

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Iceland started 2018 with a population of just 356,991 persons, but by the end of the year this number was…

Iceland Is Still The Best Place In The World To Be A Woman

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For the 11th year in a row, Iceland is the country ranking first in the World Economic Forum’s Geneva Equality…

Nordic Youth Says “Whatever” to Smartphones

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A new survey, conducted in Nordic countries, shows that young people – ages 18 to 24 – are over the…

Hundreds Of Earthquakes Shake Up Reykjanes Peninsula

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Over 400 earthquakes have been recorded since Sunday morning in the Reykjanes peninsula. However, none registered over 3.7 in magnitude,…

Icelandic Farmer Bravely Saves Horses From Freezing After The Storm

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This morning, Magnús Ásgeir Elíasson, a farmer from Hvammstangi, had a sudden feeling that he should check on his horses….