Author: Nico Borbely - The Reykjavik Grapevine

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…

Greynir Analyses Icelandic Linguistic Particles

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A herculean task in the development of Icelandic language software is currently underway in an office building in the Grandi…

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…

Exploring The Potential For An Icelandic Satellite

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“Iceland is part of space research and will continue to be, but the question is whether we’re going to do…

New In Town: Gaeta Gelato

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Ice cream is a longstanding culinary staple for Icelanders. But for too long Reykjavík has been deprived of one of…

Ban On Plastic Straws And Cutlery Confirmed

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It will be illegal to put plastic cutlery, dishes, straws, and cotton swabs on the market in Iceland as of…

Icelandic Eurovision Fans Enjoy Will Ferrell Movie

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The new Eurovision film starring Will Ferrell has been well-received by Icelandic fans of the European song competition, RÚV reports….

Well, You Asked: Surrogating Your Succulent

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Got a burning question? In desperate need of advice? We at the Grapevine are here to help. I don’t know…

Japanese Koi Fish In Elliðaá

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A man looking for salmon last night caught a glimpse of a rather unusual sight in Elliðaá river yesterday evening,…

Up To 22 Celsius Today

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Today the forecast is calling for a strong northeasterly wind in the northwest of the country, as well as in…

Two Elections In The Same Weekend

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Enthusiastic voters will be in luck over the weekend: in addition to the presidential elections in Iceland taking place on…

Katrín Tanja After Change In Ownership: “Hopefully The Change That We Want And We Need”

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Katrín Tanja Davíðsdóttir, the so-called “Icelandic CrossFit queen”, hopes that the change in ownership that took place at CrossFit yesterday…

Polish Teaching Not Meant To Get In The Way Of Icelandic Learning

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The teachers and other school staff members in Suðurnes have been invited to take a course in Polish to better…