Author: Nico Borbely - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Logi Pedro Album Release – “My Iceland Is Colourful”

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Logi Pedro’s second album ‘Undir bláu tungli,’ meaning ‘Under the blue moon,’ is being released today, RÚV reports. It has…

Portrait of a City: Reykjavik Between Legend, History, and Tourism

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This article originally written in Italian for Il Giornale dell’Architettura (The Architectural Post) by Sofia Nannini was translated by Nico…

Skrúður: The Botanical Garden In The Middle Of Nowhere

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This article originally written by in Italian by Sofia Nannini for the Bologna University Blog was translated by Nico Borbely….

Björk To Play Witch In Sjón’s Upcoming Viking Film

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Björk Guðmundsdóttir is set to play a witch in the upcoming Viking film The Northman, RÚV reports. The film will…

Icelandair Announces Flights To 13 Destinations From Keflavík In September

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According to Icelandair’s updated flight itineraries, there will be flights from Keflavík to 13 destinations until October 4, Fréttablaðið reports….

Is Kolbeinsey Still There? YouTuber Tom Scott Takes Flight To Find Out

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YouTuber Tom Scott uploaded a video yesterday in which he brought up the question of whether Kolbeinsey, Iceland’s most northerly…

Snow Melt Indicates Glacial Run On Grímsvötn

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Snow melt around a pole connected GPS meter on Grímsvötn intended to aid in predictions of a potential jökulhlaup (glacial…

Last Words: Disney Minus

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With the new ‘Mulan’ to hit Disney Plus in lieu of theatres on September 4th and a live-action ‘Hercules’ recently…

Ask A Linguist: What Do Icelanders Find Difficult About The Icelandic Language?

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Icelandic is a notoriously difficult language that even native speakers often struggle with. But what exactly do they find difficult?…

A Day In The 900: Food, Folks, And Fulmars In The Westman Islands

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In a country already known for its isolation and dazzling nature, the Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar) still manage to feel especially…

Universities Discusses Plans For The Fall Semester

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Efforts will be made to ensure that all University of Iceland students will be taught on-site at least to some…

Lupines To Be Used For Food And Agriculture At The University Of Iceland

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Few other plants divide opinions in Iceland quite as much as the lupine, Fréttablaðið reports. The flower in question, native…

Around 10,000 Demand A New Constitution

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A petition on behalf of the Women’s Association for a New Constitution demands that the Icelandic parliament legislate a new…

Iceland Sends 20 Million Icelandic Kronur In Food Aid To Lebanon

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Icelandic Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson announced that the Icelandic government would be sending 20…

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…