Author: - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Government Implored To Provide Support For Trans Youth, In Accordance With The Law

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Despite the fact that there has been highly increased demand from trans youth for trans health care services at the…

Immigrants In Iceland Compete To Set Up Food Truck Representing Their Home Cuisine

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Over 100 immigrants from more than 20 countries are competing now to develop, establish and run a food truck, representing…

Culture Pick: Halldór Eldjárn’s ‘Plant Garden’

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Halldór Eldjárn may be known to many of our readers as a captivating musician, but he also happens to be…

Yellow Alert For North Iceland Through Tomorrow Morning

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A yellow alert is in effect for the entirety of North Iceland today. Travel disturbances across the region are very…

Coronavirus Impacting Iceland’s Stocks Of Vape Supplies

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One of the unforeseen consequences of 2019-nCoV, better known as the coronavirus, is that Iceland is fast running out of…

National Church Will Plant A Tree For Every Child Baptised

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The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland, better known as the National Church, has launched a new initiative, Fréttablaðið reports: to…

Culture Pick: Þrándur Þórarinsson’s New Exhibition

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Þrándur Þórarinsson, one of Iceland’s best modern painters and the creator of some of the most iconic works of art…

Stay Away From The Eldvörp Caves For The Time Being

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The Icelandic Met Office has issued a warning advising people to stay away from the Eldvörp caves of Reykjanes, on…

Icelandic Chef Team Takes The Gold In Culinary Olympics Again

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The Icelandic National Team for the 2020 Culinary Olympics has won not one but two gold medals at the competition,…

Immigration Directorate Said To Be Untruthful With Media

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Recent remarks from the director of the Directorate of Immigration (ÚTL) contradict the experiences of the lawyer for an Iranian…

Major Labour Strike Possibly On The Horizon

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Workers for BSRB (The Federation of State and Municipal Employees) have voted overwhelmingly in favour of going on strike. Work…

Talks Between Reykjavik City And Union Break Down, Strike To Continue

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Representatives of the labour union Efling met with representatives of the City of Reykjavík for the third time last Tuesday…

Track By Track: ‘Ending Friendships’ by Laura Secord

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‘Ending Friendships’ is a deeply personal, almost confessional album from Laura Secord. In this edition of Track By Track, songwriter…

Bishop Voices Support In Case Of Trans Teen Seeking Asylum; Lawyer Given Extension

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The Bishop of Iceland has joined the chorus of Icelanders calling for the government to grant asylum to an Iranian…

VIDEO: Trans Refugee Supporters Temporarily Blockade Traffic, Brief Tussle Ensues

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Roughly 50 people converged on the Ministry of Justice today to hand over a petition, with over 7,500 signatures at…

Yet Another Storm Rolling In Later Today

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Hope you’ve been enjoying the relative peace and quiet of the recent weather after last week’s storm, because a yellow…

VIDEO: Trans Teen Facing Deportation Admitted To Hospital, Situation Still Perilous

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A teenaged trans boy and his family, originally from Iran, were facing deportation from Iceland today. That decision was postponed…

Storm Update: Flooded Homes, Fallen Trees, Downed Power

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While the extratropical cyclone which rolled over South Iceland today has now moved its way north, the region is now…

State Of Uncertainty Issued Over Possibility Of Avalanches In The Westfjords Today

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A state of uncertainty has been declared for the Westfjords today, Vísir reports, on account of an increased risk of…

Flights Today: No Domestic Flights, International Flights Opening Later Today

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As the extratropical cyclone rolls over Iceland today, numerous services have been closed in the southern part of the country…

South Iceland Struggles In The Face Of Extratropical Cyclone

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As pretty much all roads in the country are closed right now due to the extratropical cyclone rolling over Iceland,…

Weather Update: All Roads Out Of Reykjavík Will Very Likely Be Closed Tonight

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As a cyclone is predicted to begin touching down in Iceland tonight, and coming in from the southwest, most or…

Poll: Conservatives, Left-Greens, Socialists & Populists Rising

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The latest poll from Market and Media Research (MMR) shows that while support for the ruling coalition is still well…

Iceland Airwaves Releases First Announcement Of Upcoming Artists

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Although the music festival itself will be held on November 4th through November 7th, Iceland Airwaves has already announced the…

Reminder: Cyclone Touches Down In Iceland Tonight

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An orange warning is now in effect for the entire country. High winds will begin touching down in the southwest…