Author: Jess Distill - The Reykjavik Grapevine

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…

Gunnlaugur The Cat Goes On An Epic Adventure!

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A pet cat has returned home safe and sound after going missing four months ago, Vísir reports. Gunnlaugur, who lives…

MPs Show Concern Over COVID-19 Actions

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MPs and ministers have expressed their doubts over the Minister of Health, Svandís Svavarsdóttir’s COVID-19 control measures, according to Fréttablaðið….

Chinese Government Denies Involvement In Data Leak

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The Chinese Government has denied any involvement in the gathering of information of Icelanders on the list of Zhenhua Data…

Serious Doubts Over Legitimacy Of Credit Card Tracing

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Brynjar Níelsson, MP for the Independence Party, has voiced serious doubts about the legality of the credit card tracing that…

Proposed Ban On Sale Of Energy Drinks To Under 16s

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The Food Administration will propose to the government that the sale of energy drinks to children under the age of…

Minister Of Justice Under Fire For Refugee Camp Proposal

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Minister of Justice, Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir, has come under fire after suggesting that demarcation areas be set up to accommodate refugees…

2020 Is The Year Of The Eagle

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2020 has been a very difficult year for people all over the world. But it has been a brilliant year…

Data Protection Authority Allowed Credit Card Tracing

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In a follow up to news that credit cards had been traced to help track the spread of COVID-19, the…

Credit Card Transactions Used To Trace COVID-19

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As reported by Vísir this morning, credit card transactions have been used, on more than one occasion, to find people…

Chinese Embassy In Iceland May Be Breaking Privacy Laws

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Security cameras outside the Chinese embassy in Reykjavík appear to be overlooking a larger area than the confines of its…

Americans In Iceland Concerned Over Delayed Postal Votes

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Delays in the Icelandic and U.S. Postal Service due to COVID alongside President Trump’s campaign against the USPS is making…

New Intersex Treatment Bill Criticised By Former Prime Minister

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Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, chairman of the Centre Party and former Prime Minister of Iceland, has criticised the government’s plan to…

Border Screening To Remain The Same Until December

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Icelandic border screening arrangements will remain the same until 1 December, RÚV reports. Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir confirmed that the restrictions…

Cancer Society Completes Cervical Screening Review

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The Iceland Cancer Society has now completed its review of cervical cancer samples following the misdiagnoses of patients in 2018,…