Author: Jess Distill - The Reykjavik Grapevine

The City Needs To Do More To Protect Drug Users

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Guðmundur Ingi Þóroddsson, the chairman of Afstaða, the advocacy group for improved prison policies and betterment, has expressed concern for…

US Air Force Told To Keep The Noise Down In Akureyri

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The Icelandic Coast Guard has made comments to the US Air Force after military jets switched on their back burners…

Masks To be Made Mandatory Across The Country

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From Tuesday 20 October, it will be mandatory to wear masks everywhere in Iceland, if it is not possible to…

Húsavík Mayor Takes Salary Cut To Protect Jobs

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The Norðurþing local council approved a proposal bý Húsavík mayor Kristján Þór Magnússon to lower his salary by 6% from…

One Person In Isolation In Every Metropolitan Postcode

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There is at least one person in isolation in almost every postcode in the metropolitan area, with more than half…

Sales Period For Fireworks To Be Reduced

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Fireworks will only be allowed for a total of 20 hours during New Year’s celebrations, if a new bill from…

Iceland Airwaves Announces Two Day Online Festival

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This year’s Iceland Airwaves music festival may have been called off due to COVID-19, but that’s not going to stop…

Nasal Spray Developed To Help Fight COVID-19

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Icelandic company Kerecis has developed a nasal and oral spray that kills 99.97% of the COVID-19 virus, RÚV reports. The…

“The Minister” To Be Aired In America

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Sagafilm’s latest hit ‘Ráðherrann’ (‘The Minister’) has been sold to several networks across the world, according to an article published…

Art In The Shadow Of Climate Change: ‘Norðrið’ Shines Light On A Bleak Future

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Climate change is a world-wide tragedy, the fallout of which will be experienced by everybody in the near future. But,…

Wage Theft Claims Amount To One Billion ISK

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The total amount of unpaid wages that Efling has demanded from employers has amounted to 345 million ISK last year,…

Prime Minister Reveals Plans To Write A Crime Novel

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Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir has revealed that she is planning on branching out into the world of fiction writing, Fréttablaðið…

Job Losses At Þingvellir Due To COVID-19

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Eight park rangers and one project manager have lost their jobs at Þingvellir National Park this morning, as a result…

Icelanders Can Use Hot Water to Fight COVID-19

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Björn Birnir, professor of mathematics at the University of California, says that the water supply in Iceland can be used…

Centre Party Wants To Increase Christianity Teaching

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The Centre Party is proposing that more emphasis be placed on Christian teaching in primary schools, according to Fréttablaðið. MPs…

Increased Funding Needed To Teach Foreigners Icelandic

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Steinunn Ósk Kolbeinsdóttir, project manager for Icelandic language teaching at Fræðslunet Suðurlands, says that she is surprised by the government’s…

The Imagine Peace Tower Lights Up For Lennon’s Birthday

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Although travel to Viðey Island is currently restricted due to Covid, the Imagine Peace Tower will be relit tonight (October…

A Feast For The Soul: MSEA’s Most Intimate Album Yet

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“It’ll be my first gig of 2020!” MSEA—real name Maria-Carmela Raso—says of her album launch concert, which is set for…

Ask An…Elf Expert: Do Elves Disrupt Construction Work?

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Over the years, stories about Iceland have appeared in international media that have captured everyone’s imagination, particularly about construction work…

Bubble, Bubble, Toil, Trouble…And Eggs: A Day In Hveragerði

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Just 45 kilometres from the capital, beyond an otherworldly lava field landscape and up and down a mountain, lies the…

Food, Friends, Fitness and Family: Seth Sharp’s Perfect Day

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Seth Sharp is a DJ, producer, singer and vocal coach originally from the US. His perfect day? A perfect mix…

Rabbits In Iceland Tackling A Pandemic Of Their Own

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The Icelandic Food And Veterinary Administration (MAST) recently received a report from the Animal Hospital in Víðidalur, warning that a parasite…

RVK Newscast #35: Norðrið Exhibition

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Climate change is causing horrific damage the world over. But it is especially keenly felt in the Nordic countries. For…

Iceland Vs Romania In UEFA EURO Qualifiers

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The Icelandic Men’s National football team will tackle Romania at Laugardalur tonight, after the UEFA qualifying match was postponed due…