Author: Nico Borbely - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Norwegian Authorities Officially Propose Red-Listing Iceland

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The Norwegian Directorate of Health has propose red-listing Iceland, along with five other European nations, RÚV reports. This means that…

Konráð Hrafnkelsson Found Safe And Sound

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Konráð Hrafnkelsson, the Icelandic man who, as reported, had gone missing in Brussels on July 30th, has been found safe…

Homemade Plane Landed On Þingvallavatn’s Frozen Surface In March

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A small homemade airplane was damaged when a pilot landed it on the frozen surface of Þingvallavatn in March of…

Iceland To Be Potentially Red-Listed By Several European Nations

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The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Iceland has increased greatly in recent days, with the current number of…

Huge Landslide On Ring Road

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A huge landslide occurred along the Ring Road this morning between Höfn and Djúpivogur in eastern Iceland, leading to the…

Schools To Open With Precautions

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Most elementary schools, secondary schools, and universities in Iceland will start classes again for the fall semester in less than…

Icelandic Man Missing In Brussels

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A 27-year-old Icelandic man by the name of Konráð Hrafnkelsson residing in Brussels has been missing since July 30th, Morgunblaðið…

Border Testing At Its Limit; Low Risk Areas Unlikely To Change

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Over 2,000 COVID-19 tests taken at the borders have been analysed over the course of the past two days, well…

Young People in Þingeyrarsýsla Cultivate Land With Old Hay Bales

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Old hay bales are currently being used for the revegetation of land in the county of Þingeyrarsýsla in northeastern Iceland…

Reykjavík Swimming Pools To Stay Open

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Operation at Reykjavík’s swimming pools will be adapted to comply with the new distancing and gathering regulations that will be…

Elf Village Built Inspired By Eurovision Film

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A hotel manager in Húsavík took it upon himself to recreate the elf village that appeared in the film Eurovision…

97-Year-Old Puzzle Queen in Selfoss

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97-year-old Ragna Einarsdóttir has a passion for puzzles, as she is now finishing a 2,000-piece puzzle, Vísir reports. Ragna, who…

VIDEO: Sheep Pedestrians In Norðurfjörður Tunnel

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The police in the Eastern Region had a rather unusual task on the morning of the 23rd when they had…

Garðabær And Seltjarnarnes Residents Most Opposed To Borgarlína Bus Line

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Strætó’s proposed Borgarlína (City Line) system still enjoys significant support, according to a survey conducted by Zenter for Fréttablaðið, Vísir…

Nuuk Residents Vote On Colonialist’s Statue

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A referendum recently took place for the residents of the Greenlandic capital Nuuk on whether to remove a statue of…

Writer Researching 1627 Ottoman Invasion Of Iceland Befriends Algerian Asylum Seeker

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“The Turkish Invasion really brought us together,” says writer Steinunn Jóhannesdóttir on her acquaintance with an Algerian woman who sought…

Around The World In One City: A Rundown Of Reykjavík’s Best Foreign Supermarkets

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Food is a cornerstone of culture, history and identity. Markets stocking imported products are ideal resources for immigrants cooking their…

Content In The Darkness: Teen Trio Dymbrá’s Mystical New Album

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The Dymbrá girls seem right at home posing on the grassy field and between the trees beside Ásmundarsalur, smartly clad…

Icelanders Important For Faroese Tourism Industry

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Icelandic tourists have proved invaluable to supporting the industry on the neighboring nation of the Faroe Islands, Fréttablaðið reports. “About…

New Vaccine Gives Cause For Celebration Though It’s Still A Long Way Off

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An American pharmaceutical manufacturer has emerged as a leader in the development of a vaccine for coronavirus, Vísir reports. Test…

Polish Voters In Iceland Didn’t Want Andrzej Duda As President

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RÚV reports that an overwhelming majority of Polish voters in Iceland would have preferred Warsaw’s mayor and opposition candidate Rafał…

Icelandair and airBaltic In Collaboration

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Icelandair and the Latvian airline airBaltic have entered a cooperation agreement on the two companies’ combined flights, Morgunblaðið reports. This…

Thrush Chick That Won’t Leave Eleven-Year-Old’s Side Wakes Him With Song

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Eleven-year-old Kári Kamban Sigurbogarson has a pretty unusual pet, having recently adopted an orphaned thrush chick, Vísir reports. The young…

Icelandic Setting For Outlook On iPhone Discontinued

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Microsoft announced in May that it will cease to offer the Icelandic-language version of the Outlook app for Apple smartphones…

It’s Possible To See What The Earth Will Look Like After The End Of Humanity

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No one knows what the Earth could look like after humans die out, but by visiting the art exhibition Solastalgia…