Author: Iona Rangeley-Wilson - The Reykjavik Grapevine

New In Town: Plútó Pizza, The New New York Style Takeaway

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Hagamelur 67, 107 Reykjavík Love pizzas, but don’t think they’re quite big enough? Why not dive into an 18 inch…

The Meaning Of Everyday Objects: Guðlaug Mía Eyþórsdóttir Blurs Functionality & Decoration

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The neat stacks of the Mosfellsbær Library don’t stop abruptly at the door of the exhibition that lies hidden behind…

Food Of Iceland: Hverabrauð – Rye Bread, But Make It Volcanic

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What do you do when you’ve tried a food, enjoyed it, but found that it’s not quite Icelandic enough? That’s…

Well, You Asked: White Collar Tax Fraud

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Got a burning question? In desperate need of advice? We at the Grapevine are here to help. How do I…

97 New Coronavirus Infections Diagnosed Yesterday

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97 new coronavirus infections were diagnosed domestically yesterday, Vísir reported this morning. More than half, or 54 of the 97,…

Well-Known Icelanders Protesting Against Coronavirus Restrictions

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Several influential Icelandic doctors, businesspeople and politicians are amongst those to have signed the Great Barrington Declaration, Vísir reported this…

Young People Break Into Swimming Pool

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A group of young people broke into a swimming pool in Reykjavík shortly before ten o’clock last night, Fréttablaðið revealed…

94 New Coronavirus Cases

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94 new coronavirus infections were diagnosed yesterday, Vísir reported this morning. Of these, 40 were already quarantine and eight were…

Mixed Opinions On Car-Free Streets, Most In Favour

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Residents of Vesturbær are the happiest with the city centre’s pedestrian streets, whilst residents of Grafarvogur are the most negative,…

Refuge For Gender-Based Violence Victims Proposed in South

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The Soroptimist Club of the Suðurlands wants to open a refuge for the victims of gender-based violence in the region,…

Minister Of Health Temporarily Steps Down

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An announcement on the cabinet website has revealed that the Minister of Health, Svandís Svavarsdóttir, is on temporary leave until…

87 Diagnosed With Coronavirus Yesterday

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87 were diagnosed with coronavirus domestically yesterday, Vísir reported this morning. This a decrease of 12 from Monday, when 99…

Big Year For Adoptions In Iceland

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Last year was the biggest year for adoptions in Iceland since 2013, Vísir reported this morning. This information was made…

More Coronavirus Restrictions In Capital Area

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Even tighter restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus are being implemented in the capital today, Fréttablaðið and Vísir reported…

Landslide In Eyjafjörður

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A landslide fell from the mountains above the farm Gislá 2 in Eyjafjörður at eleven o’clock this morning, according to…

Jón Þrastar Jónsson’s Family Launches Media Complaint

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The family of Jón Þrastar Jónsson, who disappeared in Dublin in February 2019, are planning to submit formal complaints to…

Masks On Bus Rule Reportedly Going Well

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Guðmundur Heiðar Helgason, the bus company Strætó’s information representative, has reported that the vast majority of passengers are wearing masks…

99 Diagnosed With Coronavirus Yesterday

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In the highest number to be diagnosed with coronavirus in a single day since April, 99 people were diagnosed with…

Fourteen Homeless People Quarantined Following COVID-19 Exposure

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Fourteen homeless men have had to go into quarantine following the infection of an employee at their hostel, RÚV reported….

Ágúst Ólaf Ágústsson Apologises Following Misogyny Allegation By Svandís Svavarsdóttir

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Vísir reported this morning that the Minister of Health, Svandís Svavarsdóttir, had accused Ágúst Ólaf Ágústsson, a member of the…

New Coronavirus Restrictions In Effect

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New restrictions to avoid the spread of coronavirus in Iceland have been implemented, Fréttablaðið reported this morning. The Icelandic government…

President Sends Well Wishes To The Trumps

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The President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson has sent his well wishes to Donald and Melania Trump following their COVID-19…

‘The Creak On The Stairs’ Praised In The UK

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Eva Björg Ægisdóttir’s ‘The Creak On The Stairs’ has been elected one of the five best crime stories of October…

One Metre For Quarantine Assessment

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Iceland’s team of epidemiologists are reducing the proximity that requires a contact to quarantine from two metres to one metre,…

Alcohol Tax To Increase

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According to the budget proposal released this morning, excise duties on petrol, alcohol, tobacco and oil will increase by 2.5%…