Author: Valur Grettisson - The Reykjavik Grapevine

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…

The Generation Shaping Icelandic Fantasy

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It’s a brutal truth, but as a whole, most Icelandic writers have two relatively boring characteristics in common. First, they…

RVK Newscast #93: An Incredible Lava Flow Break Out Of The Mountain & Melt The Snowy Ground

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In this edition, we visited the newest fissure in the Fagradalsfjall’s volcanic system and witnessed an amazing event when the…

Music News: Skálmöld, GusGus And A New Label

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It’s finally here! The official biography no Viking saw coming about the legendary Icelandic metal band Skálmöld. And by Mímír’s…

Just Sayings: Úr Öskunni Í Eldinn

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“Úr öskunni í eldinn” means “from ashes into the fire.” It’s a saying that is still commonly used in Iceland,…

RVK Newscast #92: The New Fissure And Its Long Lava Flow

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Two new fiery cracks appeared in the earth on Monday, only 500 metres from Geldingadalsgos. The lava has now flowed…

It’s Like A Hostage Situation For Grindavík Town SAR Member Says

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The chairman of the search and rescue (SAR) team in Grindavík, Bogi Adolfsson, says that the heavy traffic because of…

RVK Newscast #91: Second Volcano Appears & More Than 200 People At Quarantine Hotel

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A new fissure has opened about 500 metres from the original volcano in Geldingadalur. It happened as we were shooting…

RVK Newscast #90: Volcano In The Night & Tougher COVID-19 Restrictions

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Valur Grettisson, editor-in-chief and Art Bicnick, photo editor at The Reykjavík Grapevine, visited the Geldingadalsgos late on Tuesday evening. Nature…

Perhaps The Greatest Show On Earth: Volcano and Northern Lights

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As many know, Icelandic weather is notoriously unpredictable like and can be quite problematic when hiking. The good news, though,…

RVK Newscast #89: Two New Cinder Cones About To Merge

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The small cinder cone from the volcano at Geldingadal became very active on Wednesday and is now almost as big…

RVK Newscast #88: The Geldingadal’s Volcano May Last For Years

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The basalt lava from the volcano at Geldingadalir comes from a deeper place than any that has come from volcanoes…