Author: - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Man Buried In Avalanche Yesterday Dies From Injuries

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More details have come in this morning about yesterday’s avalanche at Móskarðshnúkar, a mountain just east of Mt. Esja, north…

Avalanche North Of Reykjavík: Missing Hiker Found Buried In Snow, Flown To Hospital

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Only one of the two hikers who were in the area of an avalanche at Móskarðshnúkar was buried in the…

Avalanche Strikes North Of Reykjavik, Two People Missing

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Rescue workers have been called to Móskarðshnúkar, a mountain just east of Mt. Esja, north of Reykjavík, in response to…

Cintamani Goes Bankrupt, Íslandsbanki Selling Its Remaining Products

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Icelandic outdoorwear outlet Cintamani has gone bankrupt, MBL reports from an announcement from the company. The bank Íslandsbanki will be…

Iceland And Britain Sign Agreement, Ensuring Pre-Brexit Rights Until End Of 2020

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Iceland and the United Kingdom have signed a joint agreement that will ensure all the European Economic Area (EEA) rights…

Dozens Of Earthquakes, All But Two Under Magnitude Of 3, In Southwest Since Midnight

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At the time of this writing, 29 earthquakes have been recorded in southwest Iceland since midnight last night, the vast…

North Icelandic Town Celebrates First Day Of Sunlight

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Today, the inhabitants of Siglufjörður, on Iceland’s north coast, celebrated a very special day today: the return of sunlight, MBL…

Volcano Update: Townsfolk Meet, A Calm Night, Eruption Least Likely Scenario

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While a “state of uncertainty” has been issued for the Mt. Þorbjörn volcano, last night was a relatively quiet night…

“State Of Uncertainty” Issued Over Coronavirus

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While there are no reported cases of coronavirus (nCoV) in Iceland, the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management has…

Hatari Drop New Video: ‘Engin Miskunn’, First Single On Newest Album

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Respectable, uncontroversial and totally normal industrial art rockers Hatari have just dropped a new video, and it is really something…

Could It Be? A Whole Week Of Calm (Albeit Chilly) Weather?

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After what has felt like an eternity of stormy weather and road closures, we now have cause to be cautiously…

Majority Of Reykjavik City Workers Vote In Favour Of Strikes

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With a record-breaking voter turnout of 59.2%, 95.5% of Reykjavík City workers within the labour union Efling have voted in…

Hildur Guðnadóttir Wins Grammy Award

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Composer Hildur Guðnadóttir has secured another momentous win, taking home a Grammy award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media…

Mt. Þorbjörn, Volcano In Reykjanes: What You Need To Know

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Plenty of people are talking about Mt. Þorbjörn, an oft-overlooked volcano in southwest Iceland, as the Department of Civil Protection…

Naming Committee Again Rejects “Diabolical” Name From Lexicon

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Iceland’s Naming Committee has ruled on a new batch of names, and it seems one submission tried to make an…

Enjoy Today’s Calm Weather? Too Bad, Another Storm Is Coming

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The storms that have raged over Iceland over the past 48 hours have finally abated, and everyone is breathing a…

“Counterfeit” Euros Actually Play Money Being Passed Off As Real

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Reykjavík Area Police have issued a warning, in all caps, that there are “COUNTERFEIT EURO BILLS BEING CIRCULATED”. A closer…

The Tuna Festival Is Here

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Sashimi and sushi lovers, rejoice. Your time has arrived. Sushi Social has announced that their Tuna Festival has begun. From…

Travel Difficulties, Road Closures For Much Of The Country Today

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Most roads in Iceland are going to be difficult to travel on at best, with many closures in the northern…

Couple Found Dead Last Week Likely Died Of Exposure, Preliminary Investigations Show

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Preliminary investigations being conducted by the police indicate that a young couple who were found dead in South Iceland last…

Wednesday Evening Through Thursday: Hope You Like Wind And Snow

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The good news is: temperatures along the southwest coast of Iceland are going to be above freezing this week. The…

Foreign-Born Residents About 14% Of Iceland, Varies Greatly From Region To Region

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The latest data from the National Registry shows that as of December 1st of last year, foreign nationals comprised about…

Stuck On A Mountain For 12 Days In A NATO Radar Station

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Working at one of Iceland’s four radar stations, which play a key role in NATO’s airspace defense of the country,…

Four Reindeer Killed By Vehicles Since Mid-December

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Four reindeer have died in two separate incidents since the middle of last month, East Iceland news service Austurfrétt reports,…

Strike Amongst Reykjavik City Workers Possibly In The Cards

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Voting for a series of work stoppages and a possible strike is now underway amongst Reykjavík city workers within the…