Author: Jóhannes Bjarkason - The Reykjavik Grapevine

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…

Video Premiere: Hildur Releases “Alltaf eitthvað”

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Esteemed artist and songwriter Hildur releases her latest track “Alltaf eitthvað” on Thursday, May 16. In celebration of the single,…

Human Trafficking Survivors Deported From Iceland

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On May 13, Icelandic authorities deported four asylum applicants to Nigeria via Germany. The people, whose applications were denied by…

Kiasmos Returns

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The influential Faroese-Icelandic electronic duo will end their hiatus with the release of II It’s difficult to gauge the exact…

Track By Track: Frá Mér Til Þín By GDRN

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Soulful Sass  Guðrún Ýr Eyfjörð, known as GDRN, has been one of Iceland’s most celebrated pop stars in recent years….

Presidential Candidates: Arnar Þór Jónsson

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In light of the upcoming Icelandic presidential elections, we reached out to all candidates for answers to our pressing questions….

Presidential Candidates: Ásdís Rán Gunnarsdóttir

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In light of the upcoming Icelandic presidential elections, we reached out to all candidates for answers to our pressing questions….

Presidential Candidates: Ástþór Magnússon Wium

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In light of the upcoming Icelandic presidential elections, we reached out to all candidates for answers to our pressing questions….

Presidential Candidates: Baldur Þórhallsson

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In light of the upcoming Icelandic presidential elections, we reached out to all candidates for answers to our pressing questions….

Presidential Candidates: Halla Tómasdóttir

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In light of the upcoming Icelandic presidential elections, we reached out to all candidates for answers to our pressing questions….

Presidential Candidates: Halla Hrund Logadóttir

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In light of the upcoming Icelandic presidential elections, we reached out to all candidates for answers to our pressing questions….

Presidential Candidates: Helga Þórisdóttir

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In light of the upcoming Icelandic presidential elections, we reached out to all candidates for answers to our pressing questions….

Presidential Candidates: Katrín Jakobsdóttir

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In light of the upcoming Icelandic presidential elections, we reached out to all candidates for answers to our pressing questions….

Presidential Candidates: Jón Gnarr

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In light of the upcoming Icelandic presidential elections, we reached out to all candidates for answers to our pressing questions….

Would The Next President Of Iceland Please Step Forward

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Ten candidates lay out their presidential goals and motivations   On the first day of 2024, President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson…

Presidential Candidates: Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir

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In light of the upcoming Icelandic presidential elections, we reached out to all candidates for answers to our pressing questions….

New Legislation Bans Hospitality Business In Residential Housing

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New legislation bans owners of hospitality businesses from renting out long-term accommodation defined as residential housing. The Icelandic government announced…

Lights Out At B5

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The longstanding nightclub on Bankastræti 5 — the aptly named B5 — has been shut down, according to owner Sverrir…

Keflavík Airport Strikes Cancelled

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Labour negotiations between Keflavík Airport employees and Isavia were suspended on Monday night, May 6, following a ten-hour meeting between…

Lava Spills Over Defensive Walls Near Grindavík

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The lava near Grindavík has amassed in volume higher than the defensive berms surrounding the area. In some places, the…