Author: Jóhannes Bjarkason - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Activists Accused Of Bribing Public Officials

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The Directorate of Public Prosecution has ordered the Metropolitan Police Chief to launch a reinvestigation of supposed bribes committed by…

Too Little, Too Late: Iceland’s Shambolic Housing Market

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In the afternoon of June 25, 2020, a house on Bræðraborgarstígur in Reykjavík’s Miðbær neighbourhood was set ablaze. Smoke engulfed…

KEX Port ’24: Entertainment In The Front, Grilling In The Back

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KEX Hostel’s block party KEX Port sees its final iteration Kex Hostel’s block party KEX Port, a regular fixture of…

Bones Unearthed At Egilsgata

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A set of bones were discovered during routine pipe maintenance on Egilsgata in central Reykjavík. Contractor Guðmundur Traustason was digging…

Cases Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Increase Significantly

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A new report on infectious diseases shows a significant increase in cases of STDs among people in Iceland. Kamilla Sigríður…

A Big Fish In A Small Pond

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Una Schram’s latest album Pond Big, Tiny Fish exhibits newfound self-confidence Since releasing her debut album energy in 2019, Una…

Ground Uplift Recorded At Svartsengi — Once Again

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Four days after the latest Reykjanes eruption officially ended, the Icelandic Met Office announced a rapid ground uplift at Svartsengi….

Fewer Icelandic Teenagers Watch Porn

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Results of a survey conducted by the University of Iceland’s Educational Science Institution for the Media Commission indicate decreased porn…

Power In Numbers

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Theatre collective Afturámóti takes over Háskólabíó The atmosphere in Háskólabíó is buzzing with excitement as Reykjavík’s latest performance collective Afturámóti…

Media Company Árvakur Hit By Russian Cyber Attack

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On June 23, newspaper Morgunblaðið’s online outlet mbl.is and radio station K100 went offline due to a massive cyber attack…

Death Of An Ego

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Biggi Maus battles the mind and music on his latest album Litli dauði / Stóri hvellur Birgir Örn Steinarsson’s music…

Spit Mask Used By Police On Independence Day

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Police officers arrested a man during Independence Day celebrations on June 17 and the altercation has since been circulating on…

Minister Grants Permit To Allow Whaling To Resume

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Minister of Food and Agriculture Bjarkey Olsen Gunnarsdóttir has granted the whaling company Hvalur ehf. a licence for hunting fin…

Volcanic Smog Spreads Over Capital Area

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As the latest eruption on the Reykjanes Peninsula keeps spewing freshly molten lava to the surface, northbound winds bring sulphuric…

Between Two Worlds: Anna Þorvaldsdóttir premieres Metaxis at the Reykjavík Art Festival

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Composer Anna Þorvaldsdóttir premieres her newest piece Metaxis to the world Listeners familiar with the work of composer Anna Þorvaldsdóttir…

An Eruption Has Begun North of Grindavík

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An eruption began between Stóra Skógfell and Sýlingarfell at 12:45 this afternoon, sending a curtain of lava spewing 50 metres…

Crew Members Arrested Suspected Of Capsizing Boat

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The captain and first mate of the cargo ship Longdawn were arrested following the capsize of a small fishing vessel…

Two People Found Dead In Bolungarvík Home

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Police officers in the Westfjords were called to a house in Bolungarvík on Monday evening, where they found two individuals…

Time Seems Long Until You’ve Lived It

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Childhood friends ponder time on their debut EP Fluid Time With more than four decades’ worth of creative experience, musicians…

Grapevine New Music: Lúpína, Kött Grá Pjé, KARÍTAS & More

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This Friday greeted Iceland with a big ole yellow weather warning. Trampolines and yard furniture beware because this storm is…

The Flute In The Power Of Seven

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Flute Septet Viibra Push Boundaries On Their Debut Album Harnessing the power of the flute, Viibra is one of Iceland’s…

Child Assaulted In Hafnarfjörður

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On May 22, a 12-year-old girl was assaulted by an adult man in Hafnarfjörður, RÚV reported. The girl was on…

Absentee Voting In The Canary Islands Delayed

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  Delays arose during the Icelandic presidential absentee voting in Tenerife and Gran Canaria on May 20 when the number…

Sailor Rescued Following Boat Capsize

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On the morning of May 16, a coastal fishing boat sank northwest to the tip of Garður on the Reykjanes…

Iceland Ranks Second Place The Rainbow Map

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The European region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA-Europe) recently increased Iceland’s ranking on their…