Author: Iryna Zubenko - The Reykjavik Grapevine

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…

Tax Evasion Case To Continue Against Jónsi

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In 2018, members of Sigur Rós were accused of tax evasion. The band denied all accusations, saying this must have…

New In Town: Plantan

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Plantan has been open for a few months now, but we couldn’t just pass by without telling you about it….

The Islanders: Margeir Pétursson, A Chessplayer Turned Businessman

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Margeir Pétursson has certainly lived an extraordinary life. A chess grandmaster, Icelandic Chess Champion, trainer of the Icelandic national chess…

Track By Track: ‘Ekki Treysta Fiskunum’ By Ólafur Kram

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Ólafur Kram consider their latest album release ‘Ekki treysta fiskunum’ to be a culmination of everything that followed their win…

The Sigur Rós Machine: Kjartan Sveinsson On Rejoining The Band, New Music, Touring, And Adulting

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Busy between soundchecking and the upcoming gig in Helsinki, Kjartan Sveinsson finds time for a brief call. These days, he’s…

Hiking Mt. Kirkjufell Is Now Prohibited

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The landowners of Kirkjufell, Háls and Búðá have decided to ban all walks on Kirkjufell from today until mid-June, reports…