Author: Sam O'Donnell - The Reykjavik Grapevine

What Are Icelanders Talking About: WAB is here. Pride is here. Jim Ratcliffe, too.

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When it comes to land ownership, one would expect, at the very least, there would be some provision requiring the…

A Whale Of A Conflict: Are Whale Watching Ships Responsible For Strandings?

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A biologist at the Marine Research Institute (MRI) created a stir this week after declaring that whale watching boats could…

Katla Could Erupt In The Next 1-50 Years

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There are signs that Katla could erupt. A geophysicist told Stöð 2 (Channel 2) that he is reluctant to say…

Oldest Bookstore In Iceland Celebrates 10,000th Customer

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The oldest bookstore in Iceland recently celebrated its 10,000th customer. Aptly named The Old Bookstore is in Flateyri and has…

Jeremy Corbyn Urges Iceland To Declare Climate Emergency

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Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the British Labour Party, wrote to Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir on Sunday to offer his…

Mars Suit Tested In Iceland

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In early August, the Icelandic Space Agency (ISA) embarked on an expedition to Grímsvötn in Vatnajökull National Park to test…

Ask A Marine Biologist: Why Do Whales Strand?

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In the wake of the recent beachings of pods of pilot whales in Snæfellsnes and Reykjanes, we reached out to…

Drunk Icelandic Man Accidentally Tries To Hijack Plane

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A Wizz Air 200-passenger jet had to land in Stavanger, Norway after an Icelandic man tried to enter the cockpit….

Chancellor Angela Merkel Coming To Iceland

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The annual meeting of Nordic Prime Ministers is on Tuesday, August 20th this year. Besides the Nordic Prime Ministers, representatives…

The Lady And The Shadow: Michele Ballarin & WOW AIR

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American arms dealer Michele Ballarin continues to try to invest in what remains of WOW Air. The Grapevine recently published…

Swiss Woman Rescued In Seyðisfjörður

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On the night of Tuesday, August 6th, an elderly man heard the distressed cries of someone in danger and subsequently…

Tourist Missing In Þingvallavatn Lake

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A Belgian tourist has gone missing, reportedly having fallen into the largest lake in Iceland. According to South Iceland Police,…

Tourist Vs. Rainbow Flag: 0-1, Rainbow Flag

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An American tourist stormed out of Hallgrímskirkja on August 11th after taking offence to the display of rainbow flags in…

Does President Guðni Hate Mustangs?: An Intern Responds

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President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson continues to prove he is against everything I stand for. First, he came out against pineapple…

Jim Ratcliffe, Chemical Magnate And Billionaire, Buying Land And Building Fisheries In Iceland

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A few years ago, English oil magnate and billionaire Jim Ratcliffe bought land in Iceland with the apparent intent of…

Dill & Systir Restaurants Closing

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Only hours ago, it was reported that Dill and its sister restaurant, Systir, have closed. According to unconfirmed reports, the…

Scientist Bizarrely Blames Whale Watching For Beaching Of Whales

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The Board of Whale Watching in Iceland has called for Sverrir Daníel Halldórsson of the Marine Research Institute (MRI) to…

New Museum Alert!: Peep Into A Real Life Icelandic House

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In this economic climate, every krona counts, and those of us who live in Iceland know this best. Ísafjörður resident…

Mythical Walk Reykjavík

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Your Friend In Reykjavik is a small, family-run tour company, organising walking tours, pub crawls, and food tours. The Grapevine…