Author: Iona Rangeley-Wilson - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Track Of The Day: “Salt Licorice” By Jónsi Feat. Robyn

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Just a few days before the drop of his upcoming album ‘Shiver’, Jónsi is here with a new track, featuring…

Over One Thousand Children Awaiting Psychological Diagnosis

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1,193 children across Iceland are awaiting psychological diagnosis or treatment, RÚV reported this morning. The biggest individual lists include 584…

Icelandair Laying Off 88 Employees

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Icelandair is laying off 88 employees from tomorrow, the 1st of October, a report from RÚV revealed this morning. 68…

Highest Inflation In 16 Months

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Inflation in Iceland is currently higher than it has been in 16 months. Twelve-month inflation now stands at 3.5%, a…

Rise In Women’s Unemployment

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More women than men are losing their jobs in Iceland, Fréttablaðið reported this morning. An expert from the Directorate of…

Earthquake in Bárðarbunga

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A magnitude 4.8 earthquake took place in Bárðarbunga just after midnight last night, Fréttablaðið reported this morning. Several smaller aftershocks…

Group Infection In The Irishman Potentially Caused By Airborne Virus Droplets, Expert Says

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Björn Birnir, a professor at the University of California Santa Barbara, believes that the specific coronavirus infection which took place…

Changes To Parental Leave Law Proposed

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According to a new draft law on maternity and paternity leave, reported on by Vísir this morning, the length of…

Bias Against Ballarin? Lawyer Believes Icelandair Discriminated

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Michelle Ballarin’s lawyer believes that his client was discriminated against in Icelandair’s share offering last week, Fréttablaðið revealed this morning….

60 Sheep Dead In Truck Accident

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60 sheep were killed when a transport truck overturned on Dynjandisheiði yesterday, according to a report from Vísir. A Facebook…

Icelander’s Immigration Tolerance Increasing

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A new Gallup world survey, reported by Fréttablaðið this morning, has shown that Icelanders’ tolerance of immigrants is increasing. The…

Many Queer Youth Subjected To Bullying In Schools

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As reported by Fréttablaðið this morning, the results of a survey that was meant to be presented today by the…

Tonnes Of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Stopped By Wetlands Restoration

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According to a report from Fréttablaðið this morning, 33 hectares of wetland have been reclaimed at Gottorp by Hópið, with…

Prime Minister Accused Of Embellishing The Leftist-Greens’ Refugee Response

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The Prime Minister, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, has been accused of exaggerating her party’s success in dealing with refugee issues, an article…

Coronavirus Cases Not Expected To Increase

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As RÚV reported this morning, epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason is hoping that coronavirus cases will decrease again over the coming days,…

Icelandair Rejects Ballarin’s 7 Billion ISK Offer

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In a case that was first reported on Fréttablaðið’s website this morning, the American investor and arms dealer Michelle Ballarin…

Third Season Of “Trapped” To Commence Filming

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The third season of Ófærð (known as “Trapped” in English) is to be filmed in Siglufjörður in the coming months,…

Freak Accident At Dentist’s Office

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A dental technician will be paid 14.8 million ISK in compensation following a freak accident which occurred at her workplace…

Highest Number of Domestic Infections Since April

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A report from RÚV revealed that 19 new domestic coronavirus infections were diagnosed yesterday – the highest number to be…

Highest Unemployment Found In Suðurnes

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According to a report by Fréttablaðið, more than 21,000 people in Iceland were unemployed at the beginning of August. This…

A Bad Year for the Icelandic Króna?

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The Icelandic króna has continued to weaken against the euro throughout this year, reaching its weakest level last Wednesday when…

This Week’s Weather Forecast: At Least It Won’t Be Too Cold!

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This week Iceland can expect a lot of cloud, with precipitation increasing as the week goes on. Though Monday will…