Author: Sam O'Donnell - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Psychiatric Center In Suðurnes Closes Due To Coronavirus

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Björgin, a rehab clinic and mental health facility in Suðurnes, has closed due to a case of coronavirus. Ten of…

Stricter Measures At Border For Residents Than Tourists

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Chief Epidemiologist Þórolfur Guðnason wants Icelanders and people living in Iceland to quarantine for a few days upon arrival into…

15 Countries To Be Admitted To Iceland, USA Not Among Them

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The European Union agreed on June 30th to abolish travel restrictions into the Schengen Area for residents of 15 countries….

Minister Of Education Quarantined, Parliament Sanitised

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Minister of Education Lilja Alfreðsdóttir will be quarantined for the next two weeks. She reported on her Facebook page on…

Ghost Driven Off Farmstead By Professional Exorcist

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On an old farm near Hvolsvöllur, an alleged ghost was driven off by an exorcist. Power company Landsvirkjun hired Reverend…

Dogs To Be Welcomed At Seven Hotels This Summer

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Seven hotels in Iceland have received an exemption from the Ministry of the Environment, and now allow dogs in certain…

Travelers From USA Most Likely Won’t Be Admitted To Iceland Right Away

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Minister of Justice Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir has said that travelers from the USA are unlikely to be admitted into Iceland…

Travelers From USA Might Possibly Not Be Admitted To Iceland Right Away

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It is possible that travelers from the United States will not be admitted to Iceland when the European Union opens…

Former First Lady Says Her Cloned Dog Can Detect COVID-19

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Dorrit Moussaieff, wife of former president Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, has brought her dog Samson to Iceland, who she says can…

Nothing So Serious: Sigurður Anton Friðþjófsson Talks About ‘Mentor’

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Director Sigurður Anton Friðþjófsson, who goes by Toni—a play on his middle name—is known for his comedic works that play…

Meet dirb: A Debut Album That Serves Up A Melange Of Sounds

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Ingvi Rafn Björgvinsson, also known as dirb, creates music that is just as unusual as his name. The pseudonym comes…

People Embracing At Keflavík Airport; Viðir Says Stop That

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Passengers arriving at Keflavík Airport on Monday were seen embracing upon entering the country. “This cannot happen,” Police Chief Viðir…

Thousands Of Poles On Electoral Roll

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More than 3,000 Polish people living in Iceland have been registered on the electoral roll for presidential elections in Poland….

Ten Airlines To Fly To Iceland In June And July

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According to information from Isavia, ten airlines are scheduled to offer international flights from Keflavík International Airport (KEF) in July….

Women Outnumber Men In University Of Iceland’s Medical School

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Women were in the vast majority of those who took the entrance exam at the Univerity of Iceland’s medical department…

Airwaves Is Officially On, Daði Freyr To Play

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Iceland Airwaves, the world renowned music festival that puts new and fringe artists in the limelight, is officially set to…

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir Fails To Appear; British Hosts Eat Cheese

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It could happen to anyone, really. Confusion, hysteria and “utter chaos” prevailed yesterday morning during the British morning show, ‘This…

Maximum Gathering Number Now 500, Restrictions Apply

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The maximum number of people allowed to gather indoors has increased from 200 to 500 people as of today, June…

Police Investigating 10-12 Suspected Of Theft

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Police are investigating 10-12 foreigners in an ongoing investigation into organised crime. They are currently still searching for five to…

Björk’s Record Label Changes Name

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British record label One Little Indian, which has released music by Björk, Sigur Rós, Emiliana Torrini, and Ásgeir Trausti, has…

BREAKING: It’s Dangerous To Party All Night During A Global Pandemic

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It is still dangerous to party all night long. Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason said at a press conference that there…

Half Capitalist Venture, Half Protest, Bjórland Sells Icelandic Beer Online

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In an unprecedented turn of events, Bjórland, a new online store offering home delivery of beer from major craft breweries…

Passengers Outside Schengen May Have To Wait

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Travelers wanting to come to Iceland from outside the Schengen region may have to wait until the end of June….

COVID-19 Tracking App Updated With New Languages

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The app designed by the Directorate of Health to track COVID-19 infections in Iceland has been updated with new languages….

Icelandair To Fly To 11 Destinations Starting June 15th

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Icelandair has plans to fly to a total of 11 destinations starting June 15th. Since April, the airline has only…