Author: Iryna Zubenko - The Reykjavik Grapevine

12-Year-Old Tried To Take Her Own Life After Continuous Bullying In Hafnarfjörður

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A twelve-year-old girl in Hafnarfjörður has been bullied and abused by a group of children of the same age. The…

‘Leynilögga’ Nominated For Best Comedy At The European Film Awards

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‘Leynilögga’, directed by Hannes Halldórsson, got nominated for the Best Comedy Award at the European Film Awards, reports RÚV. ‘Leynilögga’…

Danish Brand Denies Theft Accusations

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Yesterday, we reported on the case between the Icelandic design studio Flétta and the Danish brand Ferm Living. Studio Flétta…

Mengi Receives The Honorary Award From The Council Of Nordic Composers

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The concert venue Mengi received the Honorary Award from the Council of Nordic Composers. The award was delivered to Reykjavík…

Icelanders Stuck In The Car For Two Days Due To Bad Weather

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Rescue teams were called out on Sunday evening to help the people found in a car on Kollafjörðurheiði, reports RÚV….

Earthquakes In Mýrdalsjökull Start Discussions About Possible Eruption Of Katla

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The question that is on the minds of geoscientists at the moment is whether the ground movements in Mýrdalsjökull are…

Danish Brand Steals The Idea Of Icelandic Design Studio

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On Friday, Icelandic design studio Flétta has announced that its minute candleholder was knocked-off by Danish brand Ferm Living. The…

New Names Approved By The Icelandic Naming Committee

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Nine requests were considered at a meeting of the Icelandic Naming Committee earlier this month, and all of them were…

Discrepancy In The Typeface On Reykjavík’s Street Signs

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There is considerable discrepancy in the typeface on Reykjavík’s street signs, which pokes people in the eyes to varying degrees,…

New Ski Lifts To Open At Bláfjöll Ski Resort

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Two ski lifts are under construction at Bláfjöll ski resort, reports RÚV. At least one of them will be ready…

Taxi Stuck In A Town Pond

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Work is underway to lift up a taxi that plunged into Reykjavík’s pond at Fríkirkjuveg this morning, reports Vísir.  Roads…

Subsidence Continues At Grímsvötn

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The ice sheet over Grímsvatn continues to sink and has now dropped by seven meters in the last few days,…

Tourists Name The Biggest Disappointment In Iceland

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Lively discussions are now taking place in the Facebook group Travel Iceland, where foreign tourists mention the biggest disappointments with…

Iceland Airwaves Is Being Boycotted, The Festival Releases A Statement

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According to Iceland Airwaves, a group of people has contacted the artists playing at the festival and asked them to…

Two Men Suspected Of Murder Have Now Been Released

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The two men detained by the police in connection with the suspected murder of a woman in the Laugardalur neighbourhood…

Inside Reykjavík’s Best Libraries

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It’s not news that Icelanders like to read. It’s also not news that books in Iceland are damn expensive. Both…

Good Old Airwaves Is Back

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Iceland Airwaves returns to Reykjavík after a 2-year hiatus  It’s been almost three years since the last Iceland Airwaves festival…

The Hatching Of The New Icelandic Horror Film

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Elvar Gunnarsson’s first feature is not your typical horror comedy Director Elvar Gunnarsson had never thought he would do a…

Snow Came Early To Siglufjörður

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The streets of Siglufjörður were covered with snow this morning, reports RÚV. There is even more snow up in the…

Ukrainians In Iceland Organise A Culture Festival

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On October 8-9, Ukrainians in Iceland will host a culture festival in Kolaportið. The festival is called “Úkraína þakkar Íslandi”…

Alcohol Consumption In Iceland Has Increased

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Alcohol consumption in Iceland, measured between 1980 and 2020, increased from three liters to six liters per person aged 15…

Bridging The Past And The Future With Textiles

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How the Icelandic Textile Center is keeping traditions fresh In the scenic seaside in northwest Iceland lies Blönduós, a town…

Three People In Custody Following The Murder In Ólafsfjörður

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The North Iceland court has approved one week-long custody over two men and one woman arrested following the homicide in…

New Bread Cake Champion Announced

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Guðrún Sigríður Matthíasdóttir from Ísafjörður has won the title of the Icelandic Bread Cake champion. Gunna Sigga came to Reykjavík…

Plans To Arm The Icelandic Police Are Heavily Criticised

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Justice Minister Jón Gunnarsson’s plans to arm the Icelandic police with tasers have been criticized, reports Vísir. Júlía Birgisdóttir, the…