Author: - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Iceland Opens Again: You Can Get Here, But How?

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After weeks of uncertainty and despair, Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir announced some changes to Iceland’s travel restrictions that have been…

Ghosts On The Wind: The Eerie Beauty Of Snæfellsnes

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Snæfellsnes is often touted as “Iceland in miniature,” and not for nothing—in a single day’s drive north from Reykjavík, you…

Union Head Criticises Arrest Of Foreign Workers

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Police recently arrested four foreigners at a construction site who are alleged to be working in Iceland under false pretenses,…

Design March Going Forward In June

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We at the Grapevine are big fans of Design March which, as the name suggests, normally happens in March. As…

Poll: Pirates Second Largest Party; Government Support Falling

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The Pirate Party continues their steady ascent, and are now the second largest party in the country, according to a…

Reminder: Numerous Coronavirus Restrictions Lifted Today

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As reported, Iceland’s “state of emergency” due to the coronavirus lifts today. With it comes a number of eased restrictions…

Pagans Are The Largest Non-Christian Faith In Iceland

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According to the latest data from the National Registry, members of the Ásatrú Society comprise the largest non-Christian religion in…

Bullying And Sexual Harassment Significantly Present In Iceland’s Parliament

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A new survey conducted by the social sciences department of the University of Iceland of employees at Iceland’s parliament, including…

Controversial Dam Project In Westfjords Set On Ice

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Hvalárvirkjun, a project involving building a series of dams in the Westfjords that has divided locals in the area for…

COVID-19 In Iceland: Five Days Of No New Cases, Questions Remain About Re-Opening

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The latest data in Iceland shows that there are now only six confirmed cases of coronavirus in Iceland, and five…

Iceland Moves Up In Rank For Queer Rights, Still Has Room For Improvement

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According to a new assessment from ILGA-Europe, Iceland has moved up in rank, from 18th place to 14th out of…

Hot Chip Remixes Daði Freyr’s ‘Think About Things’

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Repeated Iceland Airwaves stars and long-time friends of Iceland Hot Chip have given us all a very special gift. The…

Rejoice! The Arctic Terns Have Arrived In Grímsey

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Everyone’s favourite dive-bomber bird, the Arctic tern, has arrived at last in Grímsey, Akureyri.is reports. The Arctic tern engages in…

Cat Owners Encouraged To Keep Their Cats Indoors During Nesting Season

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Now that Iceland is entering late spring, a common conflict known the world over is emerging again: the one between…

Iceland’s Parliament Approves Law Protecting Whistleblowers

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At long last, Iceland has now encoded in law the protection of whistleblowers in the public and private sphere alike,…

Travel Industry Celebrates Easing Travel Restrictions; Icelandair Negotiating With Attendants

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It should come as no surprise that Iceland’s tourism industry was decidedly pleased with Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir’s announcement yesterday…

BREAKING: Iceland To Open To Tourists Again On June 15th (With Conditions)

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At a press conference held just moments ago, Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir announced some up-coming changes to the travel restrictions…

Beached Whale In Northwest Iceland Sparks Concern

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A sperm whale beached itself in the northwest Iceland region of Skaga, the Northwest Iceland Nature Agency reports. While not…

Four Days Of No New Cases Of Coronavirus Infections, Further Restrictions Lifting Soon

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A week after lifting some restrictions on social gathering, the coronavirus situation in Iceland is getting more under control. According…

Collective Bargaining Agreement Between Efling And Municipalities Reached

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The strike between workers within the labour union Efling and the municipalities of Seltjarnarnes, Kópavogur, Mosfellsbær, Hveragerði and Ölfus came…

Tjörnin Pond In Danger Due To Nearby Construction

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The pond of Tjörnin in downtown Reykjavík, an iconic city landmark, is in danger due to a severely decreased flow…

Meet Pollý: Chief Morale Officer At The Reykjavik Grapevine

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The Reykjavík Grapevine is pleased to announce a new addition to our team. Pollý, a border collie and dachshund mix…

Six Years Later, Gender Equality Reality Falling Short Of The Law

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Despite a law codifying a form of gender equality in management positions in Iceland, that still has yet to become…

COVID-19 In Iceland: Pools & Cinemas To Re-Open; Last Daily Conference Gets Record Viewers

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There are currently only 56 active coronavirus infections in Iceland, with 1,733 having made a full recovery. 56 people are…

Cloned Dog Of Former Icelandic First Lady Being Trained In Aspen

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Samson, the clone of former First Lady Dorrit Moussaieff’s dog Sámur, is reportedly in Aspen, Colorado living his best life…