Author: Owen Tyrie - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Decrease To Maximum Speeds On More Streets In Reykjavík

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There are plans to increase the number of streets in the city with a 30kph speed limit, RÚV reports. The…

New Regulations Announced, Swimming Pools And Gyms Open Again

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As of Thursday this week, swimming pools and gyms will be open to the public again alongside other changes to…

New Names Confirmed By The Icelandic Naming Committee

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Karlynja, Vetur, Emill and Róm are a few of the names that have been added to the official list of…

80% Of Icelanders Want Stricter Border Measures

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About 80% of Icelandic people want tougher border measures than the current ones in place, RÚV reports. Only one percent…

Two New Eruptions Opened At Geldingadalur This Morning

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New fissures opened up at the eruption site in Geldingadalur this morning, on either side of the crater that opened…

Pretty Pancakes, Lovely Lasagne And A Wee Bit Of Werewolf: Hulda Kristín’s Perfect Day

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Hulda Kristín Kolbrúnardóttir is one member of Iceland’s beloved Eurovision entry Daði & Gagnamagnið, who have stolen the show once…

Epidemiologist Submits New Proposals Today

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Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason is today finalizing a memorandum to the Minister of Health, in which he will present his proposals…

Likely That More Quarantine Hotels Will Need To Be Opened

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It was planned that a new quarantine hotel at Barónsstígur would open today but, due to construction work, it has…

New Crack Opened At Geldingadalur Over The Weekend

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A new crack has opened at the eruption site in Geldingadalur over the weekend. According to a natural hazards expert…

One Does Simply Walk To Geldingadalur: A Magmanificent Day Out

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Over the past two months, Iceland’s been shakin’ like the Stevens due to the crazy amount of seismic activity going…

New In Town: SONO matseljur, An All New Kind Of Veggie Cafe

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Are you tired of the same old generic vegan or vegetarian food? Sick of tasting the same plant-based whatever that…

Lost In Google Translation: Save Our… Rhinos?

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In what may be a bizarre surprise to many of you, Iceland now has rhinos! This completely blew us away…

Fewer People In Prison Than Majority Of Europe, But The Number Is Rising

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Iceland is on the list of European countries where the number of prisoners has steadily increased the most proportionally. From…

Chief Epidemiologist Has Sent New Proposals To The Government Regarding Border Control

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At an information meeting this morning, Þórólfur Guðnason, the chief epidemiologist, announced that he has sent new proposals to the…

90% Of Icelandic Executives Expect An Increase In Cyberattacks This Year

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According to the result of a Gallup poll conducted for Origo, 90% of Icelandic company executives expect cyberattacks to increase…

Recommendations To Not Visit The Eruption Site, High Amount Of Gas Detected In The Surrounding Area

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Advice from the site manager of the police in Suðurnes, Hjálmar Hallgrímsson, states that people should avoid going to the…

Icelandic Smart Ring Gains The Attention Of Foreign Media

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The Icelandic innovation company Genki has launched their latest smart device, the Wave for Work smartring, which allows for people…

A New Fissure Has Opened At Geldingadalur

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Lava is now flowing out of a new fissure that has opened up at Geldingadalur. The Icelandic Meteorological Office noticed…

Pandemic Still Has A Few Months Left, Says Civil Defence

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A civil defence meeting was held today to review the status of theCOVID-19 epidemic over Easter. At the meeting was…

Cocoa Puffs And Lucky Charms Won’t Be Sold In Iceland Anymore

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The breakfast cereals Cocoa Puffs and Lucky Charms will soon no longer be available on the Icelandic market, RÚV reports….

Volcano Closed Today Due To Gas Pollution

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The volcano in Geldingadalur and the new eruption at Meradalur will be closed today due to the risk of pollution….

Yesterday Saw Second Most Amount Of People Vaccinated Since The Beginning

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Just under 5,000 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 yesterday and last Friday, just over 5,000 also received a dose, RÚV…

Fosshótel Reykjavík To Become The Quarantine Hotel

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Iceland’s largest hotel, Fosshótel Reykjavík, will become the new quarantine hotel as of the 1st of April. And no, it’s…

Eruption Site Will Be Open From 6-18 Over Easter

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The eruption site at Geldingadalur will be open from 6:00 in the morning to 18:00 in the evening over the…

Gambling Addiction Association Believes Activities By University of Iceland Lottery To Be Illegal

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A lawyer for the Gambling Addiction Association (SÁS) considers the activities of University of Iceland Lottery (HHÍ) to be illegal…