Author: Iryna Zubenko - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Friendships In Vesturbær Are At Stake

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In the age of smartphones, our most personal secrets are often stored away in apps, folders, and notes on our…

The Islanders: Alexandra “Grim Creeper” Ingvarsdóttir

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As she zips around the rink, expertly dodging opponents and executing precise turns, it’s clear that Alexandra Ingvarsdóttir is a…

Winter Storms and Road Closures Expected New Year’s Eve and Day

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The Icelandic Met Office forecasts bad weather on the last day of the year and recommends that people use Dec….

From Sagas To The Silver Screen: Icelandic Cinema Comes Of Age

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I was walking home through downtown Reykjavík one day in April when I came across a large crowd blocking the…

Getting Ready For Jesus’ Birthday Party

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Let the Christmas spirit fill the hollow inside  Unless you live in a cave, it’s hard to avoid Christmas. Whether…

‘Leynilögga’ Competes For Best European Comedy

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Hannes Þór Halldórsson’s first feature is making waves on the worldwide stage It’s Tuesday night, but the arthouse cinema Bíó…

Lava Show Opens In Reykjavík

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Residents and tourists of the capital, now have a chance to see lava flowing in the city centre of Reykjavík…

Earthquakes Shake Up Mýrdalsjökull

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There have been three earthquakes with a magnitude three in Mýrdalsjökull yesterday, reports Vísir. The largest one was measured at…

99% Of Bus Stops In Iceland Are Inaccessible

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166 out of 168 bus stops in Iceland are poorly accessible or inaccessible, reports RÚV. The chairperson of ÖBÍ (The…

President Raises The Goal Of Ramp Up Iceland To 1,500

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On Monday, November 21st, the President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, raised the goal of Ramp Up Iceland from 1,000…

More Than Twice As Much Blood As Recommended Is Taken From Mares In Iceland

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More than twice as much blood may be taken from mares in Iceland as is recommended by international standards, states…

Man On An Electric Scooter Dies After Colliding With A Bus

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A foreign national in his thirties died this weekend after colliding with a bus, reports RÚV. The man was driving…

Old Photo From Reykjavík Sparks Discussion About Time Travel

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A photo taken in the centre of Reykjavík in 1943 has attracted the attention of the world press, reports Fréttablaðið….

Iceland Invites Tourists For An Out-Of-This-World Experience

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It was just last summer that Visit Iceland has caught international media attention with a bold marketing campaign suggesting you…

All Services For Foreigners Might Soon Be Available Through One Organisation

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The Minister of Social Affairs and the Directorate of Labour plan to submit a bill to merge the Directorate of…

18 Potential Hate Crimes Reported To Police

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18 offences classified as potential hate crimes were reported to the police in the first half of this year, reports…

Hiking Ban At Mt. Kirkjufell Might Be Illegal

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Earlier this month, it was announced that the landowners of Kirkjufell, Háls and Búðá have decided to ban all walks…

Blood Taken From 4,141 Mares At 90 Establishments

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In 2022, blood was taken from 4,141 mares to produce the eCG/PMSG hormone, reports Vísir. The total number of blooded…

Björk’s Latest Album Receives Grammy Nomination

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Björk’s latest album ‘Fossora’ has been nominated for the 2023 Grammy Awards. ‘Fossora’ will compete in the Best Alternative Music…

Jodie Foster Seen Watching A Movie At Bíó Paradís

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American actress Jodie Foster is currently staying in Reykjavík, filming the new episodes of ‘True Detective.’ Last night, she was…

Prime Minister Spoke With Björk On The Eve Of UN Climate Summit

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As reported earlier, Jóhann Páll Jóhannsson, Member of Parliament for the Social Democratic party, has requested a written answer from…

Coast Guard Helicopter Flies Backwards For Five Kilometres To Save A Man

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The crew of the Coast Guard’s helicopter got into trouble on Friday when a seriously ill patient had to be…

Icelanders Set A Travel Record In October

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According to a new report by the Icelandic Tourist Board, 72,000 Icelanders travelled in October. This is an absolute record…

66% Of Icelanders Are In Favour Of Service Fees In Protected Areas

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A report on the status and challenges of protected areas and national parks was presented today, reports RÚV. One of…

Things We Overheard At Iceland Airwaves 2022

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You spend a ridiculous amount of time waiting at festivals. Whether it’s waiting in line to get into a venue…