Author: Owen Tyrie - The Reykjavik Grapevine

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…

Alma D. Möller Vaccinated: Receives Round Of Applause

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Alma D. Möller, Director of Health, was vaccinated against COVID-19 today with the Pfizer vaccine, Fréttablaðið reports. More than a…

Iceland Cannot Be Known For Eradicating The Seal Population, Says Landvernd

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The boards of both Landvernd and the Icelandic Natural History Society have sent a stern letter to both the Minister…

Shortage Of Icelandic Wool Across The Country And Abroad

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There has been a great demand abroad for Icelandic wool in the epidemic, however suppliers have not been able to…

Mist From Mainland Europe And Canada Covers Capital Area

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A grey mist which is believed to have come from Europe and Canada has covered the capital area today, RÚV…

Doctors And National Commissioner Of Police Oppose Decriminalisation Of Drug Consumption

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The National Commissioner of Police and the Icelandic Medical Association oppose a bill by the Minister of Health on the…

60% Of Icelanders Are In Favour Of Decriminalizing Drug Consumption

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Sixty percent of Icelanders support the decriminalization of drug use, according to a new survey by the University of Iceland’s…

Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason Has Received A Vaccination

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The chief epdemiologist, Þórólfur Guðnason, has finally received the first injection of a vaccine. He received the AstraZeneca vaccine and…

Many People Having Accidents On New Electric Scooters

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Figures are showing that more and more people are having accidents on the new electric scooters that are everywhere across…

Biggest Vaccination Day Today: 9000 Expected To Receive A Dose

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It is expected that 9,000 people will be vaccinated against the coronavirus today at Laugardalshöll, RÚV reports. This is the…

Discussions Held In Parliament Over 30 Hour Working Week

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Talks are currently being held in Parliament over whether the full time working week should be 30 hours or not….

Þórólfur Guðnason Advises Against Lifting Meeting Restrictions So Soon

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Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason does not agree with the new plan to relax meeting restrictions that have just been proposed by…

Minister Of Health Reveals Plan To Come Out Of COVID Restrictions

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The Minister of Health, Svandís Svavarsdóttir, presented her COVID-19 lifting plan at a government meeting this morning. She announced that…

Increased Explosive Activity At Volcano Site: 50m Magma Eruptions

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Explosive activity has increased in the southernmost crater at the eruption sites on the Reykjanes peninsula. The magma jets have…

Two Percent Reduction In Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Greenhouse gas emissions in Iceland decreased by 2% between 2018 and 2019; the largest decrease since 2012, Fréttablaðið reports. Emissions…

Molly Sandén Performs Húsavík At Oscars Pre Show

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When a song named after a little village is nominated for an Oscar, it only makes sense that the audience…

Fear That A New Group Infection Has Arisen

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In a conversation with Morgunblaðið,  Elliði Vignisson, mayor of Ölfus, has shown concern about a possible group infection in Þorlákshöfn that…

Two Earthquakes Felt In The Capital Area Last Weekend

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Earthquakes originating from the southwestern end of Kleifarvatn were felt in Reykjavík this weekend. The first one was about twenty…