Author: Iona Rangeley-Wilson - The Reykjavik Grapevine

86 Diagnosed With Coronavirus Yesterday

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86 coronavirus cases were diagnosed domestically yesterday. According to Vísir, a total of 72–or 73%–of the 86 who tested positive…

Icelander Arrested In Alicante

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An Icelandic man was arrested in Spain yesterday and faces up to 12 years in prison in Denmark, having been…

Abortion Law Protests Outside Polish Embassy

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Several hundred people gathered at the Polish embassy in Þórunnartún last night to protest against the new abortion law in…

Falcon Gang Roasts The Grapevine

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In some of the most exciting news to come out of Iceland this week, it turns out that reporters at…

59 Diagnosed With Coronavirus Yesterday

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59 new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed domestically yesterday. This is 9 more than on Sunday, when 50 were diagnosed….

Iceland Copes With A Cancelled Halloween

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Due to the pandemic, many of the usual Halloween festivals have been cancelled, although the civil defence has not issued…

11-Year-Old Boy Cheered Up By Anti-Bullying Supporters

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Many people have contacted eleven-year-old Ólíver after his mother told the story of the bullying he had faced at school,…

50 Diagnosed With Coronavirus Yesterday

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50 new coronavirus infections were diagnosed domestically yesterday. Of these, Vísir reports that 22 were in quarantine at the time…

Landspítali Moved To Emergency Level

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Landspítali has been moved to emergency level for the first time in the history of its response plan, the hospital…

Abandoned Iceland #18: Nesjavellir

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Iona visits Nesjavellir and its geothermal power station – a perfect spot for hiking and retracing Game of Thrones. Located…

30 Diagnosed With Coronavirus Yesterday

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30 new coronavirus cases were diagnosed domestically yesterday, Vísir has reported. Of these, 18 or 60% were already in quarantine…

Flu Vaccines Running Out

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A large queue formed outside Smáratorg as people waited to receive the flu vaccination, which has run out in most…

María Meðalfellsgæs: Where Is She Now? The Inside Scoop

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On Tuesday the Grapevine told the story of María Meðalfellsgæs: the goose who could not be stopped. The theory is…

33 Diagnosed With Coronavirus Yesterday

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33 new coronavirus cases were diagnosed domestically yesterday, Vísir reported morning. 20 of these were in quarantine at the time…

Earthquake To Be Followed By Bad Weather, Hooray!

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A depression is approaching Iceland from Newfoundland tomorrow which means that wind and rain can be expected until Sunday, Fréttablaðið…

45 Diagnosed With Coronavirus Yesterday

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45 new coronavirus infections were diagnosed domestically yesterday. Of these, Vísir reports that 21–almost half–were in quarantine. This is a…

Gods Of Iceland: Baldr, The Really Hot & Perfect One

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Superpowers: Really hot, has a big ship, really hot, did I mention he’s hot? Weaknesses: Mistletoe, obviously. Modern Analogue: Annoyingly…

Were You More Helgi Or More Katrín? Politicians React To Earthquake

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The 5.7 magnitude earthquake which just shook through the capital area was caught on the Althingi broadcast. Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson,…

Still Confused? Simple Restrictions Roundup

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Following the expansion of the two-metre-rule throughout the country which took effect at midnight last night, we’ve decided to do…

Gunnar Jóhann Sentenced To 13 Years

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Gunnar Jóhann Gunnarrson, the Icelandic man who shot his brother Gísli to death in Norway in April last year, has…

María Meðalfellsgæs Finds Home

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María Meðalfellsgæs, a goose currently in the pond in Hafnarfjörður, has been seeking a new home after struggling to get…

Child Befriends Swan–Iceland Swoons

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Nine-year-old Baltasar Máni had an exciting day at the Tjörnin pond yesterday when he befriended a swan, Vísir reported. Baltasar…

42 Diagnosed With Coronavirus Yesterday

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42 people were diagnosed with coronavirus domestically yesterday, Vísir reported this morning. 31 of these were in quarantine at the…

Sigur Rós Call Second Tax Evasion Trial ‘Unjust’

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Sigur Rós have called their second prosecution for tax evasion “unjust and draconian”, and claim that it will leave them…

67 Diagnosed With Coronavirus Yesterday

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67 people were diagnosed with coronavirus domestically yesterday, Vísir has reported. This is the lowest number to be diagnosed in…