Author: Owen Tyrie - The Reykjavik Grapevine

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…

Analysing The Rhythm Of The Eruption By Satellite

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The Icelandic Met Office have been closely monitoring the eruption since it began and have now been able to use…

Daddi Disco DJ’s At Laugardalshöllin Whilst People Receive Vaccinations

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In what may come as a surprise, a DJ named Daddi Disco was playing music for everyone receiving vaccinations at…

Four Million ISK Grant To Educate And Counsel LGBT Community

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Svandís Svavarsdóttir, Minister of Health, has given a grant of four million ISK to the National Queer Organisation (Samtökin ’78),…

Government Working Group Preparing For Lots Of Tourists Visiting The Eruption

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A government working group believes that the volcano will be the new hot tourist destination in Iceland and therefore proposes…

Mayor Of Hafnarfjörður Asks Artist Duo Remove Their Artwork In Hafnarborg

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Artist duo Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson have been asked to remove their artwork that was hanging on the wall…

Prosecutors Demand Accused Arsonist Be Sentenced For Life

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Prosecutors are demanding that Marek Moszczynski, who is alleged to have set fire to a house on Bræðraborgarstígur last summer,…

Disease Control Measures Can Be Relaxed Next Week, Says Minister Of Health

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In what will come as good news to many, the Minister of Health, Svandís Svavarsdóttir, has stated that she thinks…

Proposal Submitted To Make Developments At The Eruption Site

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Plans to improve infrastructure in the area surrounding the Geldingadalur eruption have been submitted to the Director General of the…