From Iceland — RVK Newscast #118: Tighter Icelandic Borders Loom & The Mythical Four-Day Week

John Pearson
Photo by
Art Bicnick

Following the recent increase in COVID-19 infections in Iceland, chief epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason is expected to announce tighter border controls but not to reintroduce domestic restrictions. We look at what his options might be.

Also a range of international media outlets recently trumpeted the adoption of a four-day working week in Iceland—but has that really happened?

John Pearson walks you through these stories—plus the shocking revelation that Egilsstaðir has run out of hot dogs—with Art Bicnick behind the camera as usual.

This week we’re offering walking tours of Reykjavík with Valur and Bjartmar Alexandersson, (co-presenter of The Icelandic Perspective), as your guides. If you want to meet the guys – and Pollý – click this link.

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