Author: Reetta Huhta - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Icelandic Cocktail Bar Mentioned On The 50 Best Discovery Website

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According to Vísir, 50 Best Discovery web site has mentioned Icelandic cocktail bar Jungle on their list of 50 additional…

Unlikely That Icelandic Glaciers Could Be Saved

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According to a geologist Oddur Sigurðsson, it is unlikely that Icelandic glaciers could be saved. He emphasises the importance of…

Icelandic Salmon Likely To Be Extinct In The Future

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According to a British businessman, Jim Ratcliffe, it is likely that the Icelandic salmon will be extinct in the future….

Grímseyjarkirja Burned To The Ground

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According to Morgunblaðið, Grímseyjarkirkja on the island of Grímsey has burned down. The fire started last night, and the wooden…

The Walrus Of Höfn May Be Irish

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According to RÚV, the walrus that warmed people’s hearts in the southeastern town of Höfn but disappeared all of a…

Rumors Of People Deliberately Infecting Themselves With COVID-19

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According to radio station Bylgjan’s program Bitið, there have been rumors about people who intentionally try to infect themselves with…

A Walrus Disappeared From Höfn

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According to RÚV, a walrus which appeared yesterday at a pier in the southeastern town of Höfn in Hornafjörður has…

Upper Secondary Schools Opening Student Registration To Multiple Pronouns

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According to Fréttablaðið, the upper secondary schools in Iceland have stopped registering the pupil’s gender into their database. Students are…

A Possible New Eruption Turned Out To Be The Moon

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The Icelandic Met Office had quite an eventful nightshift last night. Vísir reports that the office received a number of…

An Unexpected Lava Flow At The Volcano

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Many people witnessed an unexpected lava flow at the eruption site in Fagradalsfjall yesterday, reports Vísir. A lava pond near…

Supreme Court Attorney Goes After The President’s Wine

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According to Vísir, serious allegations against an employee of the President’s Office have been made by a Supreme Court attorney…

Trapped Hikers Rescued From Bolafjall

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According to Vísir, a rescue team operating in Bolungarvík was called out due to hikers that had gotten trapped in…

The Largest E-Sport Tournament Will Be Held In Iceland

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According to Vísir, the largest e-sport tournament, the world championships in the League of Legends, will be held in Reykjavík…

Iceland Increases Its Contribution To Humanitarian Aid

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According to Morgunblaðið, The Ministry for Foreign Affairs announced that Iceland will provide an additional 25 million ISK in humanitarian…

Trash Cans In Westman Islands Have Gotten A Colourful Look

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According to Vísir, the trash cans in Westman Islands have gotten a new look. They have been decorated over this…

Pathway To The Eruption Site Closed Due To The Weather

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The pathway to the eruption site at Fagradalsfjall was closed due to the weather yesterday, reports Vísir, but is now…

Katrín From Selfoss Didn’t Know She Was An Artist

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Katrín Þorsteinsdóttir was surprised by her artistic skills when she started painting a year ago, reports Vísir. Her first exhibition,…

Condom Game Launching In The Near Future

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According to Vísir, the Directorate of Health will launch a condom game in order to reduce the increasing number of…

World’s Largest DAC Plant Working In Hellisheiði

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According to Quartz, Swiss engineering startup Climeworks has opened the world’s largest “direct air capture” (DAC) plant called Orca in…

The Flood At Skaftá River Has Reached Its Peak

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According to Vísir, the flood of the Skaftá river which started in the beginning September has reached its peak and…

Slaughter Season Starting In Selfoss

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Slaughter season has started at Sláturfélag Suðurlands (SS) in Selfoss. Approximately 104,000 sheep will be slaughtered during the upcoming weeks,…

Pick Of The Week: Read And Write With The Moomins

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If you’re a fan of the Moomin trolls, you cannot miss the new exhibition at the Nordic House. With Tove…

The COVID Test King Has Been Announced

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Actor Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson has recently become Iceland’s COVID test king, reports Vísir. With his 100th test taken last Friday,…

Family Rescues A Kittiwake In Westman Islands

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According to Vísir, a family in the Westman Islands has taken a kittiwake under their wings. It seems like the…

No Restrictions Set On Cats’ Movement Outdoors

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The Parliamentary Ombudsman has received a complaint about The Housing Complaints Committee’s decision not to restrict the free movement of…