Author: John Pearson - The Reykjavik Grapevine

The Art Of Making A Stand: Hatari Show Strength In ‘A Song Called Hate’

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If you live in Iceland the chances are that you’ll know Hatari—at least by reputation. If not, they may well…

Lost In Google Translation: Sir Elton Is Dead! Long Live Sir Elton!

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When the team at Grapevine Towers read on mbl.is that Sir Elton John had died, the well-lubricated VineMachine sprang into…

Sin Fang Slam Dunks New Video

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Icelandic musician Sindri Már Sigfússon has many different aspects to his musicality, making him pleasingly impossible to put in a…

Lucky Escape For Young Boy Hit By Runaway Car

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The two-year-old boy who was hit by a runaway car on Sunday afternoon has left intensive care, and appears to…

Bus Stop Art Given A Higher Profile

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Reykjavík is famous for its street art, and the city’s creative community is known for supporting talented individuals when they…

Unattended Car Rolls Into Children

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A car left unattended in Hafnarfjörður on Sunday rolled into a playground where two children were using a swing, striking…

Icelandair: Passenger Numbers Plummet, But Freight Holds Steady

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Icelandair has reported that international passenger traffic in February 2021 was only 2% of that in the same period last…

Icelandic Police Fine Arriving Passenger For Quarantine Breach

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Icelandic authorities continue to enforce pandemic control measures at the border and within the country. Earlier this week police spoke…

Animal Earthquake Anxiety: How To Reduce Doggy Distress

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An Icelandic expert in animal behaviour yesterday urged dog owners to be aware of the anxiety that their pets might…

Possible Volcanic Eruptions Unlikely To Cause Ash Clouds

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Despite the possibility of volcanic eruptions as part of the current seismic activity in Iceland, there is little threat to…

Research Scientists Rescued From Earthquake Region

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Two researchers from the Icelandic Meteorological Office were rescued yesterday, after they became lost on the Reykjanes peninsula and requested help….

Icelandic Central Bank Warns Against “Bitcoin Pyramid Scheme”

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The governor of the Icelandic Central Bank yesterday repeated his warning against investing in Bitcoin, likening activity around the cryptocurrency…

Gas From University Students Upsets Reykjavík Residents

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Students at the University of Iceland caused a ripple of concern among the residents of west Reykjavík last Friday, after…

Pirates And The Right Bond Over A Little Herb

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The Icelandic Pirate Party has a new best friend in Ásmundur Friðriksson, MP for the Independence Party. According to Vísir,…

COVID-19 Travel Certificates: Grace Period Over

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Travellers arriving in Iceland yesterday were the first to feel the full force of the recently tightened pandemic border restrictions….

Sóley Steadfast: Icelandic Artist Unmoved By Earthquake During Livestream

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Icelandic musician Sóley Stefánsdóttir kept calm and carried on last Wednesday, while an earthquake rocked her live-streamed performance from the…

Easing of Restrictions Brings Hope For British Visitors

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Icelandair hopes to entice British visitors to Iceland over the summer, following the relative success so far of the COVID-19…

Icelanders Embrace Hugs and Kisses Again As Restrictions Relax

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Among the many social changes resulting from the pandemic, the way that we physically interact with each other has been…

Iceland Moves To Reduce Underage Use Of Nicotine

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Iceland will attempt to reduce use of nicotine pouches by under-18s if an upcoming parliamentary bill passes into law, strengthening…

Numerous More Suspects Now Held Over Reykjavík Shooting

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Two more arrests have been made connected to the shooting of a man in Reyjkavík on February 13th, and details…

Rescue Squad To Be Freed From Firework Finance

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The Icelandic government is investigating better ways to fund Slysavarnafélagið Landsbjörg—the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue—which is currently reliant…

Bitcoin Buoyant As Expert Encourages Confidence

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After the value of Bitcoin hit a high recently, an Icelandic cryptocurrency expert has spoken to encourage greater confidence in…

More Arrests In Reykjavík Shooting Case

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Following raids and arrests around Iceland’s capital region this week, seven people are currently being held by police in connection…

Domestic Pandemic Restrictions To Be Relaxed

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The Icelandic Minister of Health announced yesterday that she plans to relax the country’s domestic pandemic restrictions. RÚV reports that…

Sprengidagur: As If We Needed Another Excuse To Stuff Our Faces

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Today is a special day in Iceland, known as Sprengidagur. Now before you ask Google Translate to mangle that word…