Author: Iryna Zubenko - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Body Found On The Seashore At Eiðsgrandi

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On May 18th, a body was discovered at Eiðsgrandi, on the north shore of Reykjavík, close to Seltjarnarnes, RÚV reports….

Icelandic Arctic Foxes Star In A Netflix Series

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Icelandic Arctic foxes appeared in a new Netflix series ‘Wild Babies’, RÚV reports. The eight-part series explores the life journeys of…

Iceland Invites You To “Outhorse” Your Emails

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Iceland is known for its outside-the-box promotional campaigns. Two years ago, Visit Iceland came up with an idea to help…

Ok, Bye Climate Summit Took Place at Harpa

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On Wednesday, May 18th, Harpa concert hall and conference center hosted Ok, Bye Climate Summit. The event took place within…

Police Received 20 Charges For Hate Speech Since 2014

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Since 2014, the Icelandic police have received 20 complaints for hate speech. 14 charges have been issued, 5 cases have…

Ukraine Wins Eurovision, Iceland Comes 23rd

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The Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra has won the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, with a total of 631 points, the highest…

Bíó Paradís Will Be Closed For 6 Weeks Due To Maintenance

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The Reykjavík only art-house cinema, Bíó Paradís, will be closed for maintenance for 6 weeks, starting from May 16th to…

The Startup Iceland Conference Returns In June

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The largest startup conference in the country, Startup Iceland Conference 2022, will take place on June 3rd. The event revolves…

Russian Ships Banned From Icelandic Ports

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Starting from Friday, May 6th, Russian ships are banned from entering Icelandic ports, RÚV reports. This applies to passenger and…

The Sale Of Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon: Who Will Own It?

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The Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon, located near Kirkjubæjarklaustur in South Iceland, has been for sale for the past six years. Fréttablaðið reports…

Ragnar Kjartansson Helps A Member Of Pussy Riot To Escape Russia

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NYT reports that the Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson has played a key role to help Maria Alyokhina, a member of…

One of Iceland’s Oldest Swans Dies In Wales

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A swan, which was tagged in Iceland almost three decades ago, died after flying on a power line in Pembrokeshire,…

Iceland Qualifies For The Eurovision Grand Final

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Systur, the sister trio of Sigga, Beta & Elín, qualified for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest. They…

Armed Robbery Took Place In Reykjavík

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An armed robbery was committed in the western part of Reykjavík around 23:00 last night, Vísir reports.  According to police,…

TikTok Celebrity Eventually Gets A Work Permit In Iceland

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Social media influencer Kyana Sue Powers, who was denied an Icelandic residence permit twice, has now received a work permit and…

Zelensky Speaks At The Althingi, The Oldest Parliament In The World

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Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine, addressed members of the Althingi, the Icelandic parliament which is one of the oldest…

Reykjavík Street Art Walk Without A Guide

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Must-see street art, free and in walking distance (for the most part) Street art in Reykjavík has a lot to…

Ukrainian President To Address The Icelandic Nation Today

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Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine, will address Members of Parliament and the Icelandic nation at 14:00 today, RÚV reports….

A Platform For Marginalised Women In Film

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It’s 2022, yet, it’s predominantly white cishet men who make movies about marginalised women. “Things need to change,” says Sólrún…

Making Food Waste A Thing Of The Past

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Have you ever had to throw away food and felt guilty afterward? Or cooked way too much pasta for a…

Leonardo DiCaprio Invests In A Company Founded By An Icelander

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Actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio has joined VitroLabs, the company which aims to create the world’s first slaughter-free leather, as…

American Influencer Denied Residence Permit Again

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Kyana Sue Powers, who was denied Icelandic residence permit and submitted an appeal, was denied it again, RÚV reports.  …

Celebrating Imagination: DesignMarch Is Back In Full Swing

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Iceland’s largest design festival, DesignMarch, is about to return for its 14th year running—in May. Although the pandemic forced it…

The Independence Party Could Lose Three Representatives

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The Independence Party’s support decreased by five percentage points between months, according to a new survey by Maskína, Visír reports. …

Russian Blacklist Won’t Affect The Government’s Policy

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Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iceland, says that Russia’s move to put nine Icelanders on a…