Author: Iryna Zubenko - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Iceland Airwaves 2022: New Names & Day Passes Added

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Iceland Airwaves, the long-awaited music festival that returns to Reykjavík after a pandemic-induced 2-year hiatus, has announced the final lineup….

Tourists Do Not Shower Properly In Swimming Pools

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Many tourists in Iceland try to avoid bathing before going to swimming pools, reports Fréttablaðið. The staff at the swimming…

Strætó Provides Free Bus Rides Today

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On the occasion of the European Mobility Week and Leave Your Car At Home initiative, Strætó will provide free bus…

90 Employees Needed To Fully Staff Kindergartens

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About 90 employees are needed at preschools in Reykjavík to be considered fully staffed, reports RÚV. The staffing problem has…

Temperature Above 20 Degrees In The East

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On September 20th, the temperature in East Iceland exceeded 20 degrees, reports RÚV. The highest recorded temperature, 20.8 degrees, was…

‘Beautiful Beings’ Selected As Iceland’s Entry For Oscars 2022

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‘Beautiful Beings’ or ‘Berdreymi’ directed by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, has been selected for Oscars 2022. The film will compete in…

Direct Flights Between Akureyri And Keflavík To Start Next Spring

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Icelandair plans to start direct flights between Akureyri and Keflavík in spring 2023, reports RÚV. The information became public after…

Three Youngsters Arrested After Explosions in Selfoss

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The police in South Iceland have arrested three people who are suspected of having detonated bombs in Selfoss, reports Vísir….

Icelandair Is Aiming For A Thirty-Seater Electric Plane For Domestic Flights

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Icelandair announced on Friday that the company intends to participate in developing an electric plane with Heart Aerospace, reports Vísir….

PLAY Flight Makes Emergency Landing In Canada

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A flight of the Icelandic airline PLAY heading to Baltimore, Maryland in the US made an emergency landing in Canada…

Registration For Iceland Airwaves Conference Is Open

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Iceland Airwaves, the long-awaited music festival that returns to Reykjavík after a pandemic-induced 2-year hiatus, has announced the Iceland Airwaves…

Bird Of The Year: White Wagtail

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This year, seven bird species competed for the title Bird of the Year in a competition organized by BirdLife Iceland…

Samkaup Files An Appeal To Get Lucky Charms Ban Overturned

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Samkaup has appealed the Reykjavík Health Authority’s decision to ban the sale of the popular Lucky Charms breakfast cereal, reports…

​​Three Hundred Pairs Of Shoes Stolen In Selfoss

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Three hundred pairs of shoes were stolen from Skóbúð Selfoss, reports Vísir. The thief or thieves cut a hole behind…

The Number Of Women In The Women’s Shelter Is Higher Than Last Year

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More women and children have stayed in the Women’s Shelter so far this year than during the whole of last…

Seismic Activity In Grímsey Continues

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Earthquake series continue to occur northeast of Grímsey, reports RÚV. The number of earthquakes above magnitude 3, however, seems to…

The Tallest Tree In Iceland Since The Ice Age

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Yesterday, we reported on the news that the Forestry Association of Iceland has nominated the tallest tree in the country…

Prime Minister Co-Authors A Crime Novel With Ragnar Jónasson

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Icelandic author Ragnar Jónasson and Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir have co-authored a crime novel, reports RÚV. The book by Ragnar…

Hallucinogenic Mushrooms Hold Promise For Depression Treatment

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New research into the use of the active substance in hallucinogenic mushrooms for the treatment of depression is very promising,…

The Tallest Tree In Iceland Becomes The “Tree Of The Year”

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The Forestry Association of Iceland has nominated the tallest tree in the country for the honorary title “Tree of the…

An Injured Hiker Picked Up On Esja

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The help of the fire brigade in the capital area was requested for an injured hiker on Esja at eight…

A Total Of 50 Weather Warnings This Summer

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The weather office has never issued as many weather warnings as this summer since the new warning system was put…

243,000 Tourists Came To Iceland In August

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About 243,000 foreign tourists passed through Keflavík Airport last month, reports RÚV. This is about the same as in August…

Art And Concert Venue Closes Due To Noise Complaints

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Residents of Skerjafjörður have repeatedly complained to the city authorities about the noise that has come from an art and…

MATEY Seafood Festival Starts In Westman Islands

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MATEY Seafood Festival will take place on September 8-10th. The festival aims to celebrate food and producers of the Westman…