Author: Owen Tyrie - The Reykjavik Grapevine

“Husavik” Shortlisted For The Best Original Song At 93rd Oscars

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“Husavik”, from the film ‘Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga’, has the possibility of being nominated for the…

No Hope Of Reaching An Agreement With Pfizer

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Chief epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason has stated he had no hope that an agreement would be reached between Pfizer and the…

A Quarter Of Workers In Iceland Struggle To Makes Ends Meet

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Around a quarter of foreign nationals working in Iceland are struggling to make ends meet and just over a fifth…

A Thousand People Will Take Part In This Years Puffin Run

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A thousand people have applied to take part in the Puffin Run in May, a 20km race through the environs…

Icelandic Government To Meet With Pfizer Today

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The Icelandic government will meet with representatives from Pfizer this afternoon to discuss possibility of conducting a herd immunization test…

Icelandic Voiceover Will Be Added To Disney+

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Disney have confirmed that they will add Icelandic voiceover and translation to Disney+ after Lilja Alfreðsdóttir, Minister of Education and…

Geysir Staff Yet To Hear From Owner About The Future Of The Company

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After being laid off last week, staff at Geysir are yet to hear about their future with the company or…

One Third Of Passengers Picked Up At Keflavík Airport

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According to Víðir Reynisson and Jón Pétur Jónsson, chief police officers at the office of the National Commissioner of Police,…

World Record For Most Weight Lifted Standing In A Day Broken

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Einar Hansberg Árnason lifted a total of 528 tonnes this weekend, making it a new world record, Visir reports. Einar…

Search For John Snorri Continues, Still No Sign

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Two military helicopters began a search for John Snorri Sigurjónsson and his party this morning however nothing has yet to…

No News Of A Deal With Pfizer Yet

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Chief epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason has told the nation that a deal has yet to be made between Iceland and Pfizer,…

Planned Russian Protest To Take Place In Reykjavik

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Russian citizens have planned to protest outside of the Russian consulate in Reykjavik, a statement from organisers to the press…

Increase In Sales Of Corona Beer Last Year

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Over the past year there has been a 12% increase in sales of the beer brand Corona, despite there being…

Mayor Of Reykjavik Not Convinced By Bridge Project Idea

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Dagur B. Eggertsson, the Mayor of Reykjavik, has shown concerns about recent plans to make a bridge connecting Holtavegur and…

Citizens Over 65 Will Not Receive The AstraZeneca Vaccine

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The new AstraZeneca vaccine will only be given out to those under the age of 65, says chief epidemiologist Þórólfur…

No Domestic Infection For Two Days In A Row

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For the second day in a row, no one domestically was diagnosed with with COVID-19. One infection was detected at…

Two Men Await Trial For Smuggling Cocaine Into Iceland

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Two men in their fifties await trial for importing over two kilograms worth of cocaine into Iceland, Vísir reports. Both…

Bill Re-Submitted To Allow Home Brewing For Private Consumption

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Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson, MP for the Pírate Party, has re-submitted a bill to lift the ban on home brewing for…

Man Confesses To Killing Icelandic Cohabitant In Denmark

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A 51 year old man has confessed to murdering his Icelandic cohabitant who had been missing since last Thursday. Today,…

Former Police Officer Is Suspected Of Shooting The Mayor’s Car

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A former police officer has now become the prime suspect of shooting a firearm at the Mayor of Reykjavik’s car….

Pressure On Disney To Add Icelandic Voiceover To Disney+

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Lilja Alfreðsdóttir, the Minister of Education and Culture, has sent a letter to Robert Chapek, the CEO of Walt Disney,…

Geysir Stores Shut Their Doors And Lays Off Their Staff

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Geysir shut their stores in Reykjavík on the first day of February due to both operational difficulties and the lack…

More COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive In Iceland

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Over 14,000 Pfizer vaccines arrived in Iceland today alongside a batch of 1,200 Moderna vaccines. Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason appeared…

Large Fire Sets Korpúlfsstaðavegur Ablaze

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Firefighters in Reykjavik were sent to Korpúlfsstaðavegur to extinguish an out of control brushfire earlier this morning. It remains to…

Swimming Pool In Akureyri Closed Due To Overcrowded Hot Tubs

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The police in the Akureyri were forced to close the Sundlaug Akureyrar swimming pool on Saturday 30th January as it…