Icelandic Midwives Walking Out, Negotiations Ongoing

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The labour dispute between midwives and the state continues, as 12 midwives at the Landspítali hospital and others around the…

Island Life: Fox Hunting, A New Winery, And Tourist Rescue

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If you’re a fan of the Arctic fox (and honestly, who isn’t?), you may be pleased to learn that the…

Well, You Asked: How To Fit In When Visiting Iceland

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Dear Grapevine, When it comes to the different values and traditions of the various cities of Iceland, what needs to…

What Are Icelanders Talking About?

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We are often lectured about how tourism is good for the Icelandic economy. The lectures are necessary, because, unless you…

How Not To Die In Iceland, Part 2: On The Road

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When we last spoke with Dr. Kunz, he discussed with us many of the various and sundry ways that people…

Five Myths About Iceland That Need To End

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Iceland has a lot of fans. At the same time, we prefer to be admired for things that are actually…

The March Of Progress: The National Queer Organisation Turns 40

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Samtökin ‘78 (literally “the ‘78 organisation”, with its official English name being The National Queer Organisation) celebrated its 40th anniversary…

Norwegian Cat Stows Away In Shipping Container, Ends Up In Iceland

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A cat who mysteriously disappeared in Norway earlier this month was found in Iceland yesterday, after apparently stowing away in…

East Iceland Residents Advised To Lock Their Doors

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The police in East Iceland have advised residents to lock their doors and be vigilant in the wake of a…

The Hard Truth That No One Wants To Face: Summer In Reykjavik Is Cancelled

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Several meteorologists, including one who asked to remain anonymous, have confirmed that if you want sun this summer, you should…

Iceland Set To Explore Emissions Trading

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Iceland has not been able to reach its Kyoto Protocol targets, and with the Paris Agreement set to go into…

Weather: Windy In The East, Wet In The West

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There is a storm warning in effect for east Iceland, where the weather will be decidedly not conducive to travel….

Icelandic Cop, Thrice Accused Of Sexual Assault, Allowed To Stay On The Force

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Aðalbergur Sveinsson, a Reykjavík police officer and former chair of the Association of Reykjavík Police, was not put on leave…

Island Life: Eastern Heatwave, Ambulance Teddy Bears, Police Swoop On Tern Eggs

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The warmest, sunniest summers in Iceland take place in Egilsstaðir, and locals literally cannot shut up about it. East Iceland…

Word of the Issue: Rangstæð/ur

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The word of the issue is rangstæð (or rangstæður, when referring to men), which means “offside.” The beauty of this…

Decent-To-Good Weather For Watching Nigeria v. Iceland Outdoors

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The weather today will be pretty good in Iceland’s capital area, and downright Bahamian for the rest of the country,…

Airbnb In Iceland: Growing Fast, Driving Up Costs, Mostly Not Registered Legally

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Airbnb rentals have doubled in the past two years, pushed up property prices, and the majority of long-term listings are…

Whalers In Iceland Forbidden From Being In Labour Union

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Workers within the whaling company Hvalur hf. have been informed by the company that they may not be members of…

Icelandic Police Reportedly Enjoying Themselves In Russia

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Five Icelandic police officers are in Moscow for the World Cup, although not just to support their country’s team. RÚV…

Icelandic Government To Meet Over US Border Policy

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Iceland’s parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee will soon meet to discuss how to respond to US policy on the treatment of…

Icelanders Protest US Border Policy & European Refugee Policy

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Icelanders, upset at US policy of separating children from asylum seeker parents at the border with the country, are starting…

What Do Icelanders Think Their Chances Are At The World Cup?

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A new poll from Market and Media Research asked Icelanders how far they believe the national men’s team will get…

Meet One Of The Last Icelanders To Live In A Turf House

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Elísabet Sveinsdóttir is one of the few remaining Icelanders to live in a traditional turf house, something she looks forward…

Turkish Flag Raised Over Icelandic Government Offices In Act Of Protest

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The Turkish flag was hoisted over Iceland’s government offices yesterday in an act of protest against what friends and family…