Author: Iryna Zubenko - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Prints, Dreams And A Rusty Old Van

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Freshly screen printed art just for you One day early in May, I found myself in a random parking lot…

Side Hustle: Seven Years Of Pizza

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Einar Ágúst Þorvaldsson is sailing the seas and serving the pies Einar Ágúst Þorvaldsson juggles life as a fisherman on…

27 Injured in Bus Accident in South Iceland

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A bus overturned on Rangárvallavegur near Stokkalækur in southern Iceland shortly before 17:00 on Saturday, mbl.is reports. There were 27…

Art Off The Page: The Reykjavík Art Book Fair Has Something For Everyone

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Mention “art book,” and one might think of a glossy coffee table book, a pamphlet titled something along the lines…

Icelandic Police To Carry Tasers

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Nearly 500 police officers have completed basic training in using tasers, which will soon be put into use in the…

Skjaldborg Calling

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The cinematic celebration returns to Patreksfjörður May 17 to 20 As I meet Kristín Andrea Þórðardóttir and Sigríður Regína Sigurþórsdóttir,…

One Man’s Passion Project

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After shredding snow and ripping pipes worldwide, Eiki Helgason brings the joy of skateboarding back home to Akureyri Eiríkur Helgason,…

Four In Custody For Abduction And Assault

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Three men and one woman are in custody, suspected of abduction, assault, and extortion against a man in a residential…

Illusions Of Pleasure

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Director Sigurður Anton Friðþjófsson has already four features up his sleeve — now his latest title is on the big…

From The Office To The Dance Floor

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Kolbrún Birna Hallgrímsdóttir Bachmann combines a routine 9-to-5 with a DJ career “We wanted to hear more women in music…

Chasing Birds In The Snow

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In Flateyri, birdwatching is done a bit differently  It’s Easter break and I see photos of friends around the world…

The Japanese Entrepreneur Making Iceland Sweeter

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Kenichi Noda brought Japanese strawberries to Iceland, with plans to introduce even wider range of Japanese foods  It’s a Friday…

Earthquake Swarm Shakes Reykjanes Peninsula

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An earthquake swarm that began west of Eldey around 21:00 on May 5 has significantly decreased. Dozens of earthquakes have…

Halla Hrund Loga­dótt­ir Takes Lead in Presidential Race

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Halla Hrund Loga­dótt­ir, the Director-General of Iceland’s National Energy Authority, leads the presidential race with approximately 29% support in the…

Atli Örvarsson Receives BAFTA Award

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At the BAFTA Awards ceremony on April 28, Atli Örvarsson received recognition for his music in the series Silo. This…

Living Off A Dying Business

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Stu and Ren Gates run the cosiest bookstore in Iceland, perhaps the last of its kind The first time I…

The Lazy Gardener With A Blooming Business

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Sigríður Soffía Níelsdóttir’s side hustle sparks fireworks and profit “I found it very uncomfortable that I was so interested in…

Homicide Under Investigation In South Iceland

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Four men are in custody pending an investigation into the death of another man at a summer house in Grímsnes,…

Meteorologist Predicts Warm Summer

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Meteorologist Sigurður Þ. Ragnarsson, known as Siggi the Storm, is promising warmth and sunshine for the summer ahead, reports Vísir….

Ísafjörður Limits Cruise Ship Passengers to 5,000 Per Day

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According to a new cruise ship policy adopted by the municipality of Ísafjörður, the number of ship passengers allowed to…

Therapy Dog Leó Works At Akureyri Hospital

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You can find a therapy dog Leó, a mature Labrador with great charisma, working at Akureyri Hospital, reports RÚV. His…

Driving Mum Wins Film of the Year and Takes Home Multiple Edda Awards

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The 2024 Edda Film Awards were presented April 13, with 20 awards presented to films that premiered between January 1,…

Tourists Face Fines For Illegally Importing Dogs Into Iceland

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The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST) has filed three complaints with the police regarding tourists who illegally imported dogs…

A Fishing Warehouse Comes Alive

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Three generations of women step into the changing room of Flateyri pool, one item of clothing catching my attention. Each…

The Unlikely Perfumer

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Meet an American immigrant who followed his nose toward the scents of Iceland “I worked as a software developer until…