Author: Reetta Huhta - The Reykjavik Grapevine

You Should Have Heard This: Sunna Friðjóns

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Listening to Sunna Friðjóns’ new album, ‘Let the Light In’, is to be transported to another world. The mystically flowing…

Fancies: Edda Hulda Ólafardóttir

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Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject is Edda Hulda Ólafardóttir…

Elísabet Pálmadóttir’s Perfect Day: Outdoor Activities And Eruptions

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Elísabet Pálmadóttir works as a specialist in natural hazards at the Icelandic Met Office. During the course of this year,…

Ask An Expert: What Is The Future Of Icelandic Language?

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Relative to the global population, Icelandic is spoken by only a handful of people. As English continues to prop up…

Natalia Grociak Guides Others Through Tarot

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Strolling through the shops of Reykjavík, you might have noticed that tarot cards are sold in many places. The cards…

Lost In Google Translation: Old Sluts Taking Over

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Browsing through RÚV’s website, you come across a headline stating that people in Hrísey and Grímsey are living under a…

Border Restrictions In Iceland Have Violated EEA Rules

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The ESA, the EFTA Surveillance Authority, has sent a formal notice to Iceland regarding the restrictions on access to enter…

Play Wins TheDesignAir Award For The Best New Look

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Play’s aircraft design won TheDesignAir award for the best new look of the year in the aviation industry, reports Vísir….

Greenland Gets A New Airport Because Of Capelin Caught In Icelandic Waters

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Due to the growth in capelin revenue, Greenland is now able to build a new airport in the largest town…

Dóra Ólafsdóttir Became The Oldest Person In Iceland

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Dóra Ólafsdóttir has become the oldest person in Iceland. She was born on July 6th in 1912 and is now…

Number Of Tourists Likely To Double Next Year

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According to Íslandsbanki, the number of tourists in Iceland is likely to increase a lot during next year. This year,…

Eruption In Grímsvötn Is Unlikely

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There are no signs that an eruption will start in Grímsvötn in the next few days due to the glacial…

Fancies: Kolbrún Anna Vignisdóttir

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Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject is Kolbrún Anna Vignisdóttir…

Snowy And Slippery Roads Throughout The Country

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Winter weather is affecting the traffic in most parts of the country, Vísir warns. Slippery roads and snow force people…

Minister Of Finance Introducing A New Tax System For Green Cars

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The Minister of Finance, Bjarni Benediktsson, is planning to implement a new tax system for cars that are not powered…

Menthol Cigarettes Might Be Banned In Iceland

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A bill that will be submitted to Althingi next March proposes that the sale of menthol cigarettes should be banned…

Anti-Vax Protest At Austurvöllur Last Night

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Dozens of people gathered at Austurvöllur at 19:00 last night to protest the government’s vaccination policy, reports Vísir. According to…

Nominations For The Person Of The Year 2021 Now Open

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Vísir announces that readers of the outlet and listeners of Bylgjan radio station now have the opportunity to nominate the…

The Number Of People In The National Church Continues To Decrease

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The number of people registered in the National Church continues to decrease, reports RÚV. However, the National Church is still…

Earthquakes Followed The Flood In Grímsvötn, Which Has Now Reached Its Peak

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RÚV reports that the expected flood in Grímsvötn seems to have reached its peak. This morning, the flow in Gígjukvísl…

Ask A Geochemist: Why Is It Hard To Rinse Off Soap In Iceland?

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When washing your hands, you might have realised that here in Iceland, the soap doesn’t seem to rinse off easily….

Auður Jónsdóttir’s Perfect Day: Balance Between Solitude And Socialising

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Auður Jónsdóttir is an award-winning writer whose books have been published in multiple languages. She’s known to draw inspiration from…

A Night Out With The Demons: Skrattar Is Keeping The Rockstar Lifestyle Alive

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We’ve all heard wild tales of rock bands’ raucous nights with groupies, drugs and wacky behaviour. However, it seems like…

Opioid Usage Growing In Iceland

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The use of opioids in Iceland is rapidly becoming an epidemic, reports Vísir. This year, up to 250 people have…

Possible Bomb Found Nearby US Ambassador’s Residence

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A suspicious item was found in a trash can nearby the US Ambassador’s residence in Mánatún last night. According to…