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Island Life: Fox Hunting, A New Winery, And Tourist Rescue

Island Life: Fox Hunting, A New Winery, And Tourist Rescue

Published June 29, 2018

If you’re a fan of the Arctic fox (and honestly, who isn’t?), you may be pleased to learn that the East Iceland Nature Research Centre has concluded that fox hunting makes no sense in the area around Neskaupstaður. Foxes in the area feed mostly on birds, so they pose no threat to any livestock that might be around. Minks, on the other hand, can be killed with impunity.

You might not think the Westfjords would be a great place for a vineyard, but an American named Michael Delcau has set his sights on Súðavík, where he intends to open a winery, using crowberries and huckleberries instead of grapes to make native Icelandic wine. Besta luck, Michael!

Rescue workers near Fimmvörðuháls were called out to rescue a pair of tourists who had made their way up there and immediately became trapped by inclement weather. A helicopter was used to reach the tourists, who were then provided warm dry clothes and food. For fuck sake, people, read the goddamn weather forecast before you go camping. Jesus.


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Whose City Is It? Tour Buses And Locals Struggle To Find Harmony

Whose City Is It? Tour Buses And Locals Struggle To Find Harmony

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Recently we reported that residents of the east Reykjavík neighbourhood of Hlíðar were experiencing difficulties on account of many tour

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Island Life: Heat Waves, Landslides, And Hitting Sheep With Cars

Island Life: Heat Waves, Landslides, And Hitting Sheep With Cars

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We’ve done a lot of whining about the cold, rainy weather here in Reykjavík, which had its worst June in

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The Midwives’ Tale: Government Continues To Ignore Demands

The Midwives’ Tale: Government Continues To Ignore Demands

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Negotiations between the midwives and the government have been ongoing for two years, with the crux of the disagreement centering

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Well, You Asked: How To Fit In When Visiting Iceland

Well, You Asked: How To Fit In When Visiting Iceland

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Dear Grapevine, When it comes to the different values and traditions of the various cities of Iceland, what needs to

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What Are Icelanders Talking About?

What Are Icelanders Talking About?

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We are often lectured about how tourism is good for the Icelandic economy. The lectures are necessary, because, unless you

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How Not To Die In Iceland, Part 2: On The Road

How Not To Die In Iceland, Part 2: On The Road

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When we last spoke with Dr. Kunz, he discussed with us many of the various and sundry ways that people

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