Author: Owen Tyrie - The Reykjavik Grapevine

This Weekend In Weather; Warm, Windy and Maybe A Little Bit Wet

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In what comes as no surprise to anyone, the weather this weekend will fluctuate as usual. It’s expected to warm…

Icelandair Flying To Antarctica Today

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A flight from Icelandair left for Antarctica last evening, picking up 30 Norwegian scientists who have been working there for…

Bomb Threat Called In At Menntaskólinn við Hamrahlíð

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A bomb threat was received via email at Menntaskólinn við Hamrahlíð secondary school last night. School has been cancelled until…

Revenue From Tourists Decreased By 75%

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Revenue from foreign tourists amounted to 117 billion ISK last year, a 75% decrease from the previous year when revenue…

50 People Can Meet and 150 Can Come Together In Schools

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New regulations have been announced by Svandís Svavarsdóttir, the Minister of Health, that will take effect as of tomorrow for…

Almost 4,000 Privately Owned Pistols In Iceland

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Nearly 4,000 pistols have been registered privately in Iceland, with there being 70,000 total firearms registered, RÚV reports. Of all…

Demand For Icelandic Horses Increasing Abroad

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Over the last year, 2,320 Icelandic horses were exported from Iceland, Vísir reports. The initial report comes from Business Iceland…

Guðmundur Felix: “Life is good, I am almost free of pain.”

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Guðmundur Felix Grétarsson, who had his arms transplanted in Lyon last December, has started to come to terms with his…

Þórólfur Guðnason Submits Proposals To Relax Meeting Restrictions

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Þórólfur Guðnason, the chief epidemiologist, submitted two memoranda to Svandís Svavarsdóttir, the Minister of Health, this weekend; the contents of…

Hatari Drops New Neyslutrans Remix Album

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The notoriously non-controversial Eurovision-favourites sextronic trio Hatari have just released new album full of remixes from their debut effort, ‘Neyslutrans’,…

Design Of The First Reykjavík Bus Rapid Transit System Proposed By Artelia Group

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The international engineering firm, Artelia Group, have submitted proposals for a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, RÚV reports. This is…

Women With Masters Degrees Earn As Much As Men With Bachelors, New Study Finds

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Sonja Ýr Þorbergsdóttir, chairwoman of BSRB, has told RÚV that there is still a huge issue with the gender pay…

Icelanders Can Return Home Without PCR Test But Will Likely Be Fined

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Icelandic citizens will not be barred from entering the country if they do not have a valid PCR test, but…

Sexy Smite: Rúrik “The Siren” Blesses Us Mortals With His Music

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Hear ye hear ye! Fellow mortals, I bid that thee hear ye. As of the 19th of February, we shall…

Discussions Over Whether Police Weapon Rules Need To Be Reviewed

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In light of the recent shooting of an Albanian man in Rauðagerði, there are discussions taking place over whether the…

Hundreds Of Citizens Evacuated From Seyðisfjörður Due To High Landslide Risk

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Around 100 residents living in Seyðisfjörður will be evacuated from their homes due to a high risk of landslides. Kristján…

More Vaccines Arriving Into Iceland: 190,000 Expected To Receive The Vaccine By June

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Iceland will receive more vaccines than previously expected, meaning that 190,000 people will be vaccinated by the summer, RUV reports….

English Pub Suing State For Preventive Measures

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The owner of the English Pub in Reykjavik is suing the state for preventive measures, RÚV reports. The owner is…

Stricter Measures Proposed At The Border And More Vaccines On The Way.

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Þórólfur Guðnason, the country’s chief epidemiologist, has submitted a new proposal to the Minister of Health regarding measures at the…

Two Girls vs 58 Bollur – Reykjavik’s Best Bollur

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It’s Bollurdagur! The only day of the year where stuffing your face with dough balls is completely acceptable. It’s an…

First Shopping App That Understands Icelandic

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The first ever shopping app to understand Icelandic was released to the public today. Aha.is developed the app, which allows…

Self Driving Buses Will Be The Future, Says CEO Of Strætó

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Jóhannes Svavar Rúnarsson, CEO of Strætó, wants to experiment with the idea of self driving buses over the next two…

Brits Predicted To Spend More In Iceland Than Anywhere Else In The World

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Iceland is set to make more money from holidaying Brits than anywhere else in the world, according to new figures….

The Good Shepard Charity Store Will Remain Open

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Despite the future of the charity shop looking bleak, the store is set to remain open. The shop is located on…

Immigration Counselling Centre Opens Today

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The Immigration Advice Centre officially opened today at Laugavegur 116. At the centre, immigrants can get advice on their rights and…