Author: Owen Tyrie - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Seasonal Depression Isn’t Just Seasonal Anymore…

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A psychologist at the Anxiety Treatment Centre has stated that there are many people getting repeatedly depressed during the summer…

Humpback Whale Spotted Very Close To Land

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Jóhann Már Kristinsson, a producer in Iceland, was contacted by the whale watching team called Artic Sea Tours who took…

Icelandic Tourist Board Disappointed At New Border Regulations

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The chairman of the Icelandic Tourist Board, Bjarnheiður Hallsdóttir, has stated she is disappointed with the new rules at the…

Gylfi Sigurðsson Under Investigation Due To Alleged Sexual Violation

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According to sources at mbl.is, Gylfi Sigurðsson, a football player for Everton and the Icelandic National Team, is under investigation…

Committee Chairman Of Þjóðhátíð Is Not Worried About Infections At The Festival

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Hörður Orri Grettisson, the chairman of the National Festival committee, has told Fréttablaðið that he’s not worried about infections spreading…

Basic Wages Increased By An Average Of 6.6% In 2020

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Basic wages have increased throughout 2020 by 6.6% and are still rising. The lowest wages in Iceland in 2020 were…

Sixteen Diagnosed With COVID Yesterday, All Domestic And Ten Out Of Quarantine

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Sixteen people were diagnosed domestically with COVID-19 yesterday, ten of which were quarantined, Vísir reports. It is unknown how many…

Fire Brigade Make Their Most Daring Rescue… A Bird Stuck In A Tree

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The capital area’s fire brigade received a bizarre call yesterday as they were told a bird needed rescuing from a…

Solar Eclipse Visible Across All Of Iceland This Week

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On Thursday June 10th, a solar eclipse will be visible across the entire country—provided there is good weather. At the…

Puffin Population Is At Risk Due To Global Warming

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A new study has shown that the rising sea temperature has caused a significant decrease in the Icelandic puffin population…

Hopes That Treatment With Hallucinogenic Mushrooms Will Be Allowed In The Country

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Psychiatrist Haraldur Erlendsson hopes that in the near future, hallucinogenic mushrooms will be allowed for medical use in Iceland, Vísir…

Lava Has Flowed Over The Defence Walls At The Eruption Site

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The defence walls built by Nafnlausadalur have been breached by the lava flow coming from the eruption. On Saturday evening,…

Dog Who Bit Woman At A Nightclub Won’t Be Put Down

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The Reykjavík Health Inspectorate are requesting that a dog who bit a woman at Röntgen nightclub last year should not…

Now Charging 1000 ISK To Park At The Eruption Sites

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An announcement from Landeigendafélag Hrauns sf, the group of landowners who own the land where the eruption is taking place,…

People Coming Into Iceland To Steal Rare Bird Eggs

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There are concerns that individuals will come to Iceland for the sole purpose of stealing rare eggs, Vísir reports. The…

NASA Captures The Eruption With The LANDSAT-8 Satellite

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Yesterday, the LANDSAT-8 satellite orbited over Iceland and captured pictures of the eruption at Geldingadalur with its high tech camera….

Almost A Third Of Young People In Iceland Are Using Snus

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The sale of snus, nicotine pouches, have multiplied in recent years and it’s now estimated that one third of young…

Volcano Closed To The Public Today Due To Pathway Construction

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The volcanic eruption at Geldingadalur will be closed today as rescue teams are constructing and updating the hiking trails. The…

Geldingadalur: The Volcano That Just Keeps Giving

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Research done by Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland has shown a significant increase in lava flow…

Farmers Becoming Increasingly Concerned About Continued Drought

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In an interview with Fréttablaðið, the chair of the Farmer’s Association, Gunnar Þorgeirsson, has said that the weather conditions in…

Attempts To Get Mick Jagger To Play In Icelandic Bridge Tournament

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The board of the Icelandic Bridge Association held a meeting last week to discuss the next bridge tournament after it…

No Indication That The Eruption Will Stop Any Time Soon

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In an interview with RÚV, Kristín Jónsdóttir, earthquake hazards coordinator at the Icelandic Met Office, says that despite changes in…

Eruption Site Closed Due To Risk Of Wildfires

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The police in Suðurnes have decided to close the eruption site today due to a risk of wildfires and unfavourable…

Tragedy Begets Togetherness: ‘Þorpið í bakgarðinum’ Explores The Beauty Of Human Contact

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Times are tough. For many, human contact has been lost as people live governed by meeting restrictions for what already…

Lost in Google Translation – Maximum Crime, Minimum Punishment

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Hey! Are you a no good, lousy, stinking criminal? Do you want to nab as much swag as you can…