Author: Valur Grettisson - The Reykjavik Grapevine

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…

The Butterfly Effect In The North: Egill Bjarnason On How Iceland Changed The World

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It’s not that Icelanders are full on megalomaniacs (we are though, in general), but our history and culture have shaped…

RVK Newscast #111: Katla’s Folklore Explained & The Last Of COVID-19

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Iceland is doing very well with vaccinations, meaning that we are very close to abolishing all domestic restrictions in connection…

Just sayings: Að leika tveimur skjöldum

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It doesn’t perhaps sound like a wise decision to go into battle armed only with two shields (unless you’re a…

RVK Newscast #110: Workers Try To Save Volcano Path

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There was no public access to the volcano when we visited on June 15th, but viewing points have since been…

Books To Read Before The Endless Summer Days Rob Your Sanity

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It’s that time of the year again—the time of maddening light and endless days that mess up your sense of…

RVK Newscast #106: Lava Is Closing Off The Path!

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When we arrived at the volcano late on Sunday, we found out that the path to the mountain next to…

RVK Newscast #105: The New Lava Threatening The Highway

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We visited Nátthagi, where the lava is now filling slowly. It’s obvious that the lava will go over the highway…

Don’t Despair, Skuggabaldur Is On The Prowl

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“I’ve always wanted to open up a jazz bar,” Jón Mýrdal says. A stand-up comedian and TV personality turned bar…

Well, You Asked: OnlyFans & Coke

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Apparently, you think we’re good at giving advice. Well, you’re right about that.  I’m a 69-year-old man who just retired…

RVK Newscast #104: The “Lava-Wall” At Fagradalsfjall

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Valur Grettisson, the editor-in-chief of the Reykjavík Grapevine, and his trusty cameraman, Art Bicnick, visited the volcano yesterday to check…

RVK Newscast #103: New Cold War Meeting In Iceland And COVID At Eurovision

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Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov will meet American Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in Iceland on May 20th,…

The Icelandic Perspective #2: Brexit, Scotland and The Weird War Between Boris And Dominique

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Valur Grettisson and Bjartmar Alexandersson discuss British politics in this second episode of The Icelandic Perspective. This time they decided…

RVK Newscast #102: The Fire Geyser Now Reach 300 Metres

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According to the newest findings by Icelandic geologists, the fire geyser’s lava fountain, or number five as it’s called, reaches…

RVK Newscast #101: Volcano For Sale & A New Name For The Lava Field

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The town of Grindavík has agreed on a name for the lava field growing around the volcano and is working…

RVK Newscast #100: The Volcano Is Now A Fire Geyser!

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The volcano in Geldingadalir is becoming even weirder and has now transformed into a kind of fire geyser. Currently, all…

The Icelandic Perspective #1: Joe Biden’s Plan To Cut Emissions

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The Icelandic Perspective is a new show by The Reykjavík Grapevine where celebrated journalists and long-time friends Valur Grettisson and…

RVK Newscast #99: Biggest Murder Trial In Iceland & The Ghost House

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First off, a new airline is about to take off in Iceland. Second, Icelanders are aiming to have no restrictions…

RVK Newscast #98: Engineers Want To Change The Lava Flow In Fagradalsfjall

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The lava at the eruption site in Fagradalsfjall is now on average 16 metres high with a stable flow rate…

RVK Newscast #97: How Volcanos Affect Global Warming, Lavafall & New Dead Fissures

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Today, we ask a few questions: Is it completely pointless to try to reduce greenhouse gas emissions considering the large…

RVK Newscast #96: What To Call The New Lava Field?

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COVID-19 is on the rise again after an individual broke quarantine after coming home from abroad. Also—the town of Grindavík…

Best Of Guide: How To Dress To Impress…A Volcano

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Icelandic weather has one consistent characteristic: It’s bad. And it can throw everything at you within an hour: from sun,…

RVK Newscast #95: The Volcano Area Has Changed Dramatically!

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We visited the volcano in Geldingadalir the same day that four new vents sprouted up in the area and it’s…

RVK Newscast #94: The Illegal COVID Hotel & The Smallest Volcano In A Century

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The COVID hotel was illegal, but that doesn’t mean that Icelanders have stopped using it. Also, the volcano in Geldingadalir…