Author: Iryna Zubenko - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Giant Crevasse Discovered In Grindavík, Next Eruption Expected

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A giant crevasse was discovered on February 6 beneath the Hópur sports hall in Grindavík, reports Vísir. Concerns had been…

Italian Man Arrested In Iceland For Sexual Coercion

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A man in his fifties has been arrested for sexually exploiting underage girls, reports RÚV. Though he is a resident…

The Palestinian Entrepreneur Innovating Geothermal And Boosting Other Women

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GeoSilica founder Fida Abu Libdeh on paving the way and shattering ceilings Slowly but surely, Reykjavík is evolving into a…

Famous Cat Banned From Hagkaup

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Diegó, a cat living in Reykjavík’s Skeifan neighbourhood, has become famous for being a regular at the local A4 store,…

Laufey Wins Grammy For “Bewitched”

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On February 4, Laufey’s Bewitched won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. This is the artist’s first Grammy. Among…

Hvalur Files Claim Against Icelandic State Over Temporary Whaling Ban

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Hvalur hf. filed a claim against the state for “massive income loss,” reports RÚV. The whaling company asserts that the…

Fifteen Strætó Buses Damaged Due To The Weather

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Fifteen Strætó buses were damaged due to sudden slippery conditions that occurred last week, reports Vísir. The damage ranges from…

Iceland To Decide On Eurovision Participation After The National Competition

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It is uncertain whether Iceland will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden this spring. The final decision on…

Death’s Symphony

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Pétur Guðmann Guðmannsson’s one-man-show in the autopsy room “We have every kind of case here in Iceland — every chapter…

Is Being An Anxious Mess A Side Hustle?

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Notes of a chronic over thinker This one is a little weird because I was interviewing a drug dealer for…

Traffic Accident Fatalities On The Rise

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The number of traffic accident fatalities recorded in 2024 has not been seen in decades, reports Vísir. In the first…

Eruptions To Persist For The Next 200 Years, Hafnarfjörður May Be At Risk Next

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In a recent interview with Vísir, volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson said that residing in Grindavík is currently not safe due to…

A Soul-Cleansing Ritual: “Smoke Sauna Sisterhood” Reveals Untold Secrets

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The air is thick with heat. Wooden walls echo the sounds of people breathing, talking, laughing. The wood is crackling…

Blue Lagoon Partially Reopens, Grindavík Could Follow

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Following its closure on November 9 due to increased seismic activity in the Reykjanes Peninsula, the Blue Lagoon partially resumed…

Side Hustle Of The Issue: The Santa Claus

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Introducing Torfi: a jolly Santa with a side of rock’n’roll At first glance, Torfi Guðbrandsson could be anyone. Add a…

The Hornstrandir Film Festival Premieres Its Making Of Film

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The Hornstrandir Film Festival (HFF), which proudly claims to be the most remote festival in the world, has premiered its…

Air Traffic Controllers Go On Strike

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The Icelandic Air Traffic Controllers Association has announced two work stoppages on December 12 and 14, lasting six hours each…

Björk Narrates Fungi Documentary

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Björk announced on her social media channels that she has narrated a documentary about fungi. The artist with the most…

How (And Why) To Start Collecting Art

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Art without a splurge: a myth or reality If you’re currently navigating a rental market crisis, while trying to keep…

Disappearing In Plain View: A Documentary Captures Glacial Decline

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In a State of Change provides much-needed food for thought “Sorry, that it made you feel sad,” says director Donal…

Rán Flygenring Never Stops Playing

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With a shiny new prize, a just-released book and many projects in the works, Rán Flygenring’s creative journey is just…

Water Supply To Westman Islands Badly Damaged, Alert Phase Declared

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There is a danger that the water supply to the Westman Islands will be cut off  after being damaged on…

American Conglomerate Makes Takeover Bid For Marel

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Chicago, U.S., conglomerate John Bean Technologies Corporation (JBT) has made a takeover bid for Icelandic food processing company Marel, reports…

Laufey Nominated For Grammy

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Musician Laufey Lín Jónsdóttir recently received a Grammy nomination for her album Bewitched in the Traditional Pop Vocal Album. The…

Famous Icelandic Horse Celebrates 25th Birthday

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Stáli, one of Iceland’s finest and most famous stallions, celebrated his birthday over the weekend, reports Vísir. Stáli has nearly…