Author: - The Reykjavik Grapevine

GYÐA And Jónsi Release Video For ‘Evol Lamina’

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Two of Iceland’s musical greats have teamed up for a song and an amazing video. Gyða Valtýsdóttir, better known as…

Reykjavik’s First Worker-Run Café Hopes To Open Soon

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The worker’s cooperative FRAKTAL has their sights set on opening Reykjavík’s first ever worker-run vegan café, and have launched a…

COVID-19 Press Conference: Restrictions To Continue, Border Situation Still Uncertain

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The planned further easing of social gathering restrictions, originally slated for July 13th, will be postponed in light of a…

400 Gather In Remembrance, Call For End Of Exploitation Of Foreign Workers

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Some 400 people gathered in front of Parliament last Saturday in remembrance of those who perished, were injured, or displaced…

Union Head Expresses Condolences, Calls For Investigation Of House Fire; Arson Possible Cause

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The Icelandic Confederation of Labour (ASÍ) has issued a statement regarding yesterday’s house fire in Reykjavík that resulted in three…

Three Dead In Reykjavik House Fire, 73 Registered As Living There

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A house in West Reykjavík caught fire yesterday afternoon, RÚV reports, resulting in three deaths. Three people were also arrested…

Wikileaks: DOJ Witness In Assange Indictment ‘Sociopath, Conman, Child Abuser’

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Yesterday, the US Department of Justice published a summary (.pdf) of a federal grand jury’s second superseding indictment against Wikileaks…

VIDEO: Jónsi Announces New Album, Release New Music Video

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Jónsi, best known for being the frontman for Sigur Rós but having recently embarked on a solo career with his…

Flight Attendants’ Union Signs Collective Bargaining Agreement With Icelandair

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At long last, the labour dispute between Iceland’s flight attendants union (FFÍ) and Icelandair has likely come to a close,…

About 43% Of Icelanders Do Not Believe Prejudice Is Common In Iceland

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The results of a new poll from Zenter show that, of those polled, most Icelanders do believe prejudice is a…

Statue Of Missionary In Greenland Targeted By Activists: “Stop Celebrating Colonisers”

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A statue of Dano-Norwegian missonary and coloniser Hans Egede in Nuuk, Greenland was the target of direct action on June…

VIDEO: Series Of Large Earthquakes Rock North Iceland

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A series of large earthquakes have been rumbling through north Iceland over the weekend, some of them over a magnitude…

Today Is Women’s Rights Day In Iceland

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Today, there are at least two causes for celebration. In the United States, June 19th is also known as Juneteenth,…

First Day Of Iceland Opening: 1,100 Arrivals, Two With Coronavirus, And More

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As reported, Iceland’s borders opened today for Schengen nationals, and a press conference was held today on how that went….

First Day Of Border Opening: More Arrivals Than Expected, Police With Entry-Denial Authority

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Iceland’s border with other Schengen countries is now open, as yesterday was the first day of official coronavirus screenings at…

Grímsvötn Volcano Showing Signs Of Increased Activity, Eruption Possible

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Grímsvötn, a volcano located in southeast Iceland, is giving strong indications that an eruption may be coming in “the next…

Iceland’s Border Screening Set Up And Ready For Arrivals

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Today’s the day: if you’re an EU/EEA, EFTA, or UK national; or have a valid residence permit for a Schengen…

Iceland’s Independence Day In The Time Of Coronavirus

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June 17th is Iceland’s Independence Day, and is one of the biggest celebrations in the country. This year, on account…

EU Says Iceland Cannot Call Their Feta ‘Feta’

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MS Iceland Dairies (MS) will have to come up with a new name for their tart, white, cube-shaped cheese product….

Icelandic Police Are Trained To Never Use Chokeholds, But Not All Of Them Listen

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The director of the education and training centre for the Icelandic police says that police are expressly trained to never…

Non-Schengen Nationals May Come To Iceland From July 1st

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It’s official: nationals from outside the Schengen Area will be allowed to enter Iceland on and from July 1st, RÚV…

Who Probably Can—And Cannot—Enter Iceland On June 15th

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As reported, there are a number of important points to remember if you’re planning to travel to Iceland on or…

Two Icelandic CrossFit Athletes Condemn Tweet From CrossFit Co-Founder

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Two Icelandic CrossFit stars—Katrín Tanja Davíðsdóttir and Annie Mist Þórisdóttir (seen above)—have spoken out against a tweet by CrossFit co-founder…

Netflix Grants Request From Icelandic Politician To Edit Scene In ‘The Laundromat’

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At long last, streaming service Netflix has granted the request of Progressive Party chair Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson and edited one…

Icelandic Nurses Vote Yes To Strike

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An overwhelming majority of nurses have voted Yes to going on strike, The Icelandic Nurses’ Association has announced. Voter participation…