Author: Jess Distill - The Reykjavik Grapevine

EU Awards Grant To Climate Change Project In Iceland

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The EU has awarded a grant of 700 million ISK to a new climate change research project, in which the…

Flood Warnings In Eastfjords

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The Icelandic Met Office has issued yellow warnings for heavy rain in the East today, with a strong chance of…

Father Wins Custody Despite Sexual Abuse Claims

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The father of a young girl has been given custody rights of his daughter, despite the mother accusing him of…

Beluga Whales Take First Swim In New Home

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Two beluga whales who were brought to the new sea sanctuary in Klettsvík in August, have taken their first swim…

“Chew Away” Campaign Keeps Reykjavík’s Streets Clean

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Since July, seventy year old Guðjón Óskarsson has cleaned 18,000 pieces of chewing gum from off the streets of Reykjavík,…

Ólafur Arnalds Release New Song and Video

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Renowned Multi-instrumentalist and composer Ólafur Arnalds released a new single, ‘Woven Song’, from his upcoming album earlier this week. On…

Living Art Museum Calls For More Diversity In Icelandic Arts

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With the Black Lives Matter movement sending shockwaves around the globe in recent months, and the spotlight being shone on…

Winter Is Coming…

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Winter is well on its way and snow has started falling in some parts of Iceland over night. A Yellow…

Survey Shows Interest In New Political Party In Iceland

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A group of environmentalists recently surveyed voters in Iceland, to gauge interest in a new political party with an emphasis…

More Covid-19 Tests Available In Reykjavík

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According to a report by RUV this morning, more Covid-19 screenings are now available in Reykjavík. As the number of…

Minister Of Justice Proposes New Sexual Immunity Bill

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A new bill, being proposed by The Minster of Justice, could mean up to four years in prison for anyone…

This Week’s Weather Forecast: A Warm Weekend Ahead

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The weather over the next few days will bring snow, rain and a whole lot of wind, according to the…

Thousands Of Face Masks Donated To Secondary Schools & Universities

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The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture is collaborating with Ministry of Health to ensure that secondary schools and universities…

Woman And Son Almost Hit By Car On Laugavegur

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A driver, under the influence of drugs, stole a car and almost hit a woman and her young son on…

Pubs To Close Over Weekend Due To Covid Rise

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A huge rise in Covid-19 cases over the last few days has prompted epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason to propose the closure…

The Icelandic Rap Scene Is “Dead”, And Its Women Are Ignored

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A recent article published on the RUV website, has been making waves by announcing the death of Icelandic rap music….

Highest Number Of Covid-19 Cases Since August

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Thirteen new domestic cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in Iceland yesterday, the largest single-day number diagnosed domestically since August 6th,…

Sigur Rós Singer Demands Tax Evasion Dismissal

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Sigur Rós singer, Jónsi, (Jón Þór Birgisson) has demanded that the district prosecutor’s tax evasion charges against him be dismissed,…

Quarantine Done Right

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No one relishes the idea of having to quarantine when they travel. People don’t go to new countries to get…

Last Words: Iceland v. England

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When the world first started to take Covid-19 seriously, the British Government was notoriously slow to react. Mandatory lockdown was…

Iceland Ranked 9th On Social Progress Index

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Statistics published by The Social Progress Index have placed Iceland 9th out of 163 countries ranked in their 2020 survey,…

More Incorrect Test Results At Cancer Society

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The Cancer Society has now reviewed around 2,200 of the 6,000 samples that were recalled in light of the cervical…

Man Hit By Car On Pedestrian Street

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Downtown Reykjavík resident Elías Þórsson was hit by a car last night, whilst walking along a pedestrian street on Laugavegur,…

A Step By Step Guide To Covid Testing

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As reported by mbl today, Dutch Youtube star Noraly Schoenmaker missed her second Covid test, claiming that she couldn’t find…

Beauty Salon Did Not Break Equality Laws

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A beauty salon that refused to give a man a Brazilian wax was not in violation of equality laws, reports…