Author: Jess Distill - The Reykjavik Grapevine

People Acquire Fake Medical Certificates To Avoid Wearing Masks

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Members of a Facebook page have been advising each other on the best way to acquire a medical certificate so…

COVID-19 Roundup: 9 New Cases

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Nine new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed domestically yesterday. Five of them were already in quarantine at the time of…

Culture Pick: Jónsi – Sumarið sem aldrei kom

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Jónsi has dropped a new track today, accompanied by a video directed by Frosti Jón Runólfsson. Sumarið sem aldrei kom…

Stormy Weather Ahead

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The weather is set to take a turn for the worst this week, with yellow storm warnings being issued in…

Daði Freyr On Time Magazine’s Top Songs List

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Daði Freyr and his band, Gagnamagn, have made it onto Time Magazine’s coveted list of the ten best songs of…

Huge Strain On Hospital Staff Due To Group Infection

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The heads of the nursing departments at Landakot have spoken to Vísir about how hospital staff are coping with the…

There Is No Age Limit For The “Morning After” Pill

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Pharmacies have denied the emergency contraception pill to anyone under the age of eighteen despite there being no age limit…

Coast Guard Mechanics Strike Could Have Grave Consequences

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If no conclusion is reached to the wage dispute among the Coast Guard aircraft mechanics, it could be that no…

New Project Launched To Plant More Trees In Iceland

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A new ‘afforestation’ project is being launched in Iceland, to help repopulate the country with trees. The One Tree Planted…

No COVID-19 Found In Icelandic Mink

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The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST) has taken samples from all the mink farms in Iceland, and all have…

Parliamentary Resolution Wants To Allow Farmers to Shoot Swans On Their Land

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A parliamentary resolution has been submitted that will allow farmers to kill swans on their land, and hunt geese outside…

MP Raises Questions About CIA Activity

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According to a report in Fréttablaðið, it has recently come to light that the Danish military’s intelligence service has given…

Prime Minister Says There Is Urgent Need For A New Hospital

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Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir has spoken out about the Landakot group infection case, saying that the outbreak has made it…

Icelandic Teen Making Waves On The Music Scene

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A nineteen year old from Sauðárkrókur is establishing himself as a rising star, with over 1 million monthly listeners on…

GRECO: More Needs To Be Done To Combat Corruption In Iceland

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The Icelandic government has been given 18 months to make further improvements to measures put in place to combat corruption….

Hospital Denies Bad Management Led To Group Infection

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Már Kristjánsson, chairman of Landspítali´s epidemic committee, says that he does not see where mistakes were made in the hospital’s…

Two Conservative MPs Disagree Over Abortion Issue

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Minister of Justice Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir says that she disagrees with her party colleague, Ásmundur Friðriksson, who says too many…

Earthquakes Linked To Power Plant Activity

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About ten earthquakes of magnitude 2 and over have been detected in the Hengill area over night. The largest of…

MP Wants To Allow Fur Farmers To Quit With A Grant

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Ágúst Ólafur Ágústsson, Member of Parliament for the Social Democrats, wants the government to allow mink fur farmers to quit…

Some Kind Of Peace In A Chaotic World: Ólafur Arnalds On His Most Intimate Album Yet

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Sometimes an album or a song comes along at a point where it feels like it’s exactly what the world…

Ólafur Arnalds Album Reaches Number 17 On UK Charts

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Grapevine favourite, Ólafur Arnalds has started making quite the name for himself in England over the last few years. But…

William Hurt To Star In New Grímur Hákonarson Film

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Hollywood stars are joining the cast of Icelandic director Grímur Hákonarson’s new film The Fence, according to reports from American film…

Reykjavík Is Alive With The Sound Of Music

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The biggest names in Icelandic music gather this weekend for Iceland Airwaves’ Live From Reykjavík Festival. The pandemic may have…

Damning Report Describes Terrible Conditions In Care Home

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A damning report has come out describing the terrible conditions residents were kept in at the Arnarholt shelter in Kjalarnes,…

40 Billion ISK Funding Secured For New Luxury Hotel

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Malaysian businessman Tan Sri Vincent Tan has secured 40 billion ISK in funding to build a 5-star luxury hotel at…