Author: Reetta Huhta - The Reykjavik Grapevine

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…

Vaccination Car Has Received Positive Feedback

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Vísir reports that the vaccination car, which was introduced last month, has been received well. The car drives around Reykjavík…

Only 7 Percent Of Adult Icelanders Smoke

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These days only approximately 7% of adults in Iceland smoke cigarettes, reports Fréttablaðið. This is the second lowest rate in…

Incentive Award For Gender Equality Presented Today

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The Incentive Award for Gender Equality in 2021 will be presented today in the Celebration Hall of the University of…

Illegal Graffiti Evoked Positive Feedback

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French graffiti artist Kraak-N created some illegal graffiti on a wall outside of a garage in Laugarlækur earlier this week….

Proportion Of First-Time Apartment Buyers Never Higher Than Now

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According to Landsbankinn, in the third quarter this year, almost 34 percent of all buyers of residential housing in the…

New Type Of Spirulina Produced By MýSköpun

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According to Vísir, a small innovation company called MýSköpun is producing a new type of spirulina algae found in hot…

Icelandair Group Will Focus on Sustainable Growth And Digital Development

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Icelandair Group has recently made changes to their organization. The company’s goal is to focus on sustainable growth, digital transformation…

Dog Park Possibly Built In Klambratún

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Among the proposals that have been submitted by the City of Reykjavík for the district planning of Norðurmýri, Holt and…

Naming Committee Accepts Jasmine But Rejects Winter

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The Icelandic Naming Committee approved Jasmine as a proper name but rejected Winter as a middle name (editor’s note: “middle…

Ólafur Arnalds Received Two Grammy Nominations

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Icelandic musician Ólafur Arnalds has been nominated for two Grammy Awards, reports RÚV. This is the first time that he…

Seismic Activity Returning To Normal In Reykjanes Peninsula

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According to geophysicist Páll Einarsson, seismic activity in the Reykjanes peninsula is returning back to normal. Lately, the plate boundaries…

Yellow Weather Warning Over Most Of Iceland

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The Icelandic Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning over most of the country, with only the south-western part…

Porn Ban Causes Controversy: Students Approve, MPs Object

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The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture has proposed an idea of banning porn from people underage. Members of the…

Business Iceland’s Advertisement Campaign Clearly Reached Its Goal

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According to Vísir, Business Iceland has never received stronger response to an advertising campaign as they had with their latest…

Vaccination Car On The Road

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According to Vísir, Icelandic health authorities are now urging companies and institutions to co-operate with the vaccination car that was…

Seljalandsfoss In Need Of Safety Development

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There is a great need for safety development at Seljalandsfoss to ensure safe visits to the waterfall, reports Morgunblaðið. Improvements…

Nurses Driving Closer To People To Vaccinate Them

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The capital area’s health care system is now looking for various ways to reach those who are not vaccinated yet,…

Possible New Horse Breed In Iceland

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Icelandic horse enthusiasts have encountered an interesting phenomenon: a possible new breed of Icelandic horse in Skaftárhreppur. Currently, the horses…

Vaccination Passes Not On The Table Yet

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According to the Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason, it should be clear by the end of the week whether tougher epidemic…

Aron, Freyja And Andrea Were The Most Popular Names In 2020

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Registers Iceland has released data considering the most popular names in 2020 in Iceland, reports Vísir. The most popular name…

Longest Lunar Eclipse Since 15th Century Occurs This Friday

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People in Iceland might be lucky enough to experience a lunar eclipse this Friday morning, if the weather allows it,…

Large Ice Cave Found Inside Langjökull

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A new, unusually large ice cave was found on the east side of Langjökull earlier this autumn, reports Morgunblaðið. Ever…

Bullying Increased At Schools

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According to data collected by Skólapúlsinn, a self-assessment system used by schools to monitor and improve their internal work, bullying…