Author: Iryna Zubenko - The Reykjavik Grapevine

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…

4.9 Earthquake Struck The North Last Night

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An earthquake of a magnitude of 4.9 was measured around four o’clock in the morning about twelve kilometers east-northeast of…

Volcano Briefing: Up To Thirty Meters Of Lava Under The Crust

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.5 occurred on September 5 just north of the crater in Meradalir, reports RÚV….

Iceland Wins The Candy Dispute With Denmark

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Earlier this week, we reported about a Danish company trying to take credit for an old Icelandic candy-making tradition. According…

Björk Releases New Single ‘Atopos’

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Björk has just released a new single titled ‘Atopos.’ This is the first single from her upcoming 10th studio album…

Four Drink Spiking Cases Over The Weekend

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The police of the capital area police received four calls about suspected spiking cases on Friday, reports RÚV. Blood samples…

Residents Of Vogar Celebrate Love

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Residents of Vogar are encouraged to celebrate love during the month of September, reports RÚV. They hope it will increase…

Beluga Whales’ Move To Klettsvík Bay Postponed

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Beluga whales Little White and Little Grey, based at the Sea Life Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary in Heimaey in the…

Voting Has Commenced For The Icelandic Bird Of The Year

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The voting for The Bird of the Year began yesterday, on September 5th, and will continue until September 12th. The…

Danes Try To Take Credit For Old Icelandic Candy-Making Tradition

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Representatives of the Danish company Lakrids by Bülow seem to claim that the Danes invented a popular way of coating…

Red Heron Seen In Iceland For The First Time Since 1969

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A red heron (reddish egret), or Ardeola ralloide, was photographed yesterday at Oddsstaði in Melrakkastätte, reports Fréttablaðið. Red herons breed…

Landspítali’s ER Lacks Beds, Patients Wait In Ambulances

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On Friday night, ambulance workers in the capital area had difficulties getting patients out of ambulances and into Landspítali’s emergency…

Celebrating Women In Rock, By Accident Or Not

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Mammút and Kælan Mikla are setting up a feast for music lovers When Rokk í Reykjavík announced an all-male lineup…

Women In The Public Sphere Are At Greater Risk Of Harassment Or Violence

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According to a new study, women are at very different risk of sexual harassment or violence depending on the workplace,…

Rainbow Clouds Inspired By Iceland

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Ceramic artist Anna Wallenius on her love for pastels and clouds “I’ve never seen such fluffy clouds before,” says Anna…

Don’t Disown Us, Here’s Our Favourite Bónus

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Whether you think of yourself as a pro home chef or you’re most comfortable microwaving frozen dinners, you’ll find yourself…

The Summer Was Historically Cold, Met Office Says

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The summer of 2022 has broken low temperature records, says a recent report by the Icelandic Met Office. Compared to…

Perfect Day: Aurore Pélier Cady

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Aurore Pélier Cady has traded the bustling streets of Paris for quietness of Reykjavík, bringing French delicacies to Iceland in…

Climate Change Brings Irreversable Consequences, Icelanders Must Prepare

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Even if humanity stops all greenhouse gas emissions today, it is impossible to avert more disasters due to climate change….

The Warmest Summer Temperature Measured Near Húsavík

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On August 30, the temperature on the Tjörnes peninsula near Húsavík reached 25 degrees Celsius. This is the highest temperature…

Only 10% Of Victims Seeking Support From Stígamót Report To The Police

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Only ten percent of those who sought help from Stígamót last year after being sexually assaulted reported their cases to…