Author: - The Reykjavik Grapevine

COVID-19 Round-Up: Numbers Dropping, Hospital Director In Quarantine

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According to the latest data, there were a total of 30 reported cases of the coronavirus found yesterday—a sharp decline…

Suspect In West Reykjavík Fire Has Been Charged With Murder And Arson

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A man who has been in police custody for about 12 weeks, suspected of having deliberately started a house fire…

Horror-Scopes: We Get It, Scorpio You Love Halloween

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In Horror-Scopes, the Grapevine’s dedicated team of amateur astrologists give you their mystical insights on how to live a long…

Left-Green MP Resigns From Party Over Government’s Handling Of Refugee Family Case

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Rósa Björk Brynjólfsdóttir, (now formerly) an MP for the Leftist-Green Party and long a critic of the policies of both…

Democrats Abroad Initiative Launched In Iceland

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Americans living in Iceland who want to participate in this November’s presidential elections can now get help doing so through…

Family Not Deported—Location Unknown

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The Kehdr family, who were set to be deported from Iceland this morning, were not at the location that police…

PHOTOS: Hundreds Gather In Front Of Parliament To Protest Deportation Of Family

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Some 300 to 400 people gathered in front of Parliament this afternoon to protest the impending deportation of a family,…

Pressure On The Justice Minister To Save Family Scheduled To Be Deported Tomorrow

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A group of protesters gathered at the government meeting office on Tjarnargata this morning, Vísir reports, all imploring Minister of…

Prime Minister: “Inhumane” Treatment Of Family Facing Deportation This Week

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In a radio interview with Bylgjan yesterday, Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir spoke up on the case of a family of…

Gods Of Iceland: Freyr, The Lovesick Golden Boy

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Superpowers: Fertility, magic sword, glowing boar Weaknesses: Glowing giant girls Modern Analogue: Your weepy softboy ex-boyfriend Freyr was a very…

Ask An Historian: Why Is Iceland On Greenwich Mean Time?

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Earlier this month, the Prime Minister’s office decided that, despite popular support and scientific health data supporting the move, Iceland…

The Evolution of Gyða: On Music, Multiple Dimensions Of Love, And Our Collective Future

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Gyða Valtýsdóttir could be at once described as a cellist, composer, artist and mystic but categories are something she feels…

Justice Minister: “Wont’ Change Regulations To Save Family”—But Doesn’t Need To, Either

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Minister of Justice Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir says she will not change regulations on foreigners to prevent the deportation of a…

Of Monsters And Men Release New Song And Video

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Famed Icelandic band Of Monsters And Men are back again with a brand new song, “Visitor”, and a new video…

Three Homicide Cases In The Courts, One Being Investigated, This Year Alone

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The District Prosecutor has formally charged a man in his fifties for murder, RÚV reports, by having thrown someone from…

Bullied At Polish Embassy For Participating In Pride

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Margrét Adamsdóttir, a former employee of the Polish embassy in Reykjavík, has filed a complaint with the Polish Foreign Ministry,…

Family Of Six, After Over Two Years In Iceland, Now Facing Deportation

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A family of six, who fled persecution in Egypt to seek asylum in Iceland, are now facing deportation next week,…

Controversy Over English Footballers & Icelandic Women Reveals Double Standard

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On September 6th, two Icelandic women—Nadía Sif Líndal and Lára Clausen—paid a visit to two English footballers—Mason Greenwood and Phil…

Former Government Minister Charged With Sexual Harassment

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Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson, a former Foreign Minister, social democrat MP and ambassador, has finally been charged with sexual harassment. We…

Iceland’s Costco Selling Gold Bars At Considerable Mark-Up

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Costco, the warehouse store known for selling food and household goods and reduced prices, issued a new offer to its…

Some Changes In Domestic Restrictions; Border Restrictions To Remain Unchanged

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Chief epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason announced yesterday that there would be some relaxation of the domestic restrictions that are currently in…

Autumn Is Coming: It’s Earwig Season Again

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An earwig that had dug itself into a nectarine was discovered this summer in Iceland, RÚV reports. The Icelandic Institute…

Only 13% Of Icelanders Want To Relax Corornavirus Restrictions, Domestically And At The Border

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A new poll conducted by the Social Sciences Department of the University of Iceland shows a stark contrast between the…

Across Iceland (Literally) By Bike In Nine Days

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Cyclist and photographer Chris Burkand has just achieved a new milestone: cycling directly across Iceland, from east to west, in…

Stalking May Soon Be Punishable By Up To Four Years In Prison

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Those convicted of stalking may face up to four years in prison, if a bill from Minister of Justice Áslaug…