Author: Valur Grettisson - The Reykjavik Grapevine

RVK Newscast #131: Action at the Volcano – Unexpected Lava Flow

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There was quite the action when Valur, Art and Polly visited the volcano this week. The mountain was originally closed…

RVK Newscast #130: Volcanos And Freak Accident In Spain

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Finally! The eruption has started again at Fagradalsfjall after an 8-day pause, and it was spectacular. Grapevine photographer Art Bicnick…

RVK Newscast #129: Is The Volcano Over?

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We visited the volcano at Fagradalsfjall, but there hasn’t been volcanic activity for a week now. But this volcano has…

RVK Newscast #128: Football Scandal And Mount Askja Might Erupt

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The Icelandic Football Association—or KSÍ, as it is called in Icelandic—faces serious accusations of covering up violence committed by members…

Music News: Romeo & Juliet, KK, Hildur Guðnadóttir & More

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It’s always an event when Iceland’s most interesting director, Þorleifur Örn Arnarson, puts on a play in Iceland. German-speakers can…

Modern Stories From A City That Is Barely A City: Our Review of ‘ The Book Of Reykjavík’

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How does one describe a city that is barely a city? Reykjavík was a town for most of the 20th…

New In Town: The Grumpy Whale

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If you’re up for a sweet adventure, look no further. The Grumpy Whale have opened shop at Skólavörðurstígur 3a, serving…

Just Sayings: “Að finna einhvern í fjöru”

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Tired of uttering the same old threats? Feeling like your old ultimatums have lost their power? It’s a tale as…

RVK Newscast #127: One COVID-19 Death & A Heat Record

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One man died from COVID-19 at the end of August in the biggest wave ever of COVID-19 in Iceland. This…

RVK Newscast #126: Fox News Misunderstands Iceland’s Vaccinations & Fourth Wave

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First off, in a news report Fox News misunderstood how the fourth wave of COVID-19 developed this summer and how…

RVK Newscast #125: Iceland, Afghanistan And Covid

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We are in the light news today. We go over the Icelandic connection with Afghanistan and the discussion in Iceland…

Volcano Surprises Again: New Crater Forming

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It’s official. The volcano at Geldingadalir is proving to be one of the most versatile to erupt in Iceland over…

RVK Newscast #124: Illegal Path And The Princess Of Dubai

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Valur Grettisson, the editor-in-chief at Reykjavík Grapevine visited the volcano and took Pollý with him this time. There we go…

Early Voting For Parliamentary Elections Has Begun

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Early voting for the upcoming Parliamentary elections in Iceland began at 8:20 today at the Chief Legislative Office in each…

COVID-19 Numbers Up, Hospitalisation Numbers Down

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At least 119 domestic cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed yesterday. Of those, 80 were not in quarantine—67% of those diagnosed….

Emirati Princess Latifa Visited The Volcano: Campaign To Free Her Disbanded

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Emirati princess Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum visited the volcano in Geldingadalir a few days ago along with her uncle,…

RVK Newscast #123: Iceland At A Crossroad In The Pandemic

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Icelanders are at odd crossroads in the COVID-19 pandemic. 93% of the nation is vaccinated, but we still have the…

RVK Newscast #117: The Volcano Begins Erupting Like A Geyser Again

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The volcano has undergone a revival and is back to being a fire geyser—at least for the moment. Lava spitting…

RVK Newscast #116: Play On The Stock Market & The Metal CEO

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A brand new Icelandic airline, Play, began operations last month and has just launched itself on the stock market. The…

RVK Newscast #115: The Odd Rhythm Of The Volcano & A Helicopter Dispute

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The volcano has a new rhythm—meaning now we have to time our visits to see it in action. There’s also…

Just Sayings: The Devil’s Grandmother!

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We know you love your grandmother and think she’s the world. And perhaps she is. But you haven’t met the…

Just Sayings: “Að gera garðinn frægan”

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Do you want to be famous? Of course you do. But here’s the real question: Have you made your garden…

RVK Newscast #114: Pornshop To Be A Kindergarten & More Cancelled Musicians

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Scott Estill, the lost American explained in a TV interview what happened when he got lost near the volcano. The…

RVK Newscast #113: Siggi The Hacker, Wikileaks And The Lost American

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In this episode we report that the FBI’s star witness in the case against Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, has admitted…

RVK Newscast #112: The Volcano Turns Three, And A Farm Is Doomed

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Geldingadalsgos is now officially three months old, and in our latest newscast from the volcano site we look at what…