From Iceland — RVK Newscast 148: Ancient Icelandic Manuscript Found & One COVID-19 Death


RVK Newscast 148: Ancient Icelandic Manuscript Found & One COVID-19 Death

Published November 26, 2021

Photo by
Art Bicnick

Covid numbers are still high in Iceland, with some signs of a plateau. One man died from COVID-19 this week in Iceland, meaning that 35 people have now died in the pandemic since the beginning. Our latest Covid coverage can be found here.

Geologists are waiting for floods in the south after an ice sheet melted at Grímsvötn in the Vatnajökull glacier. It’s unclear if an eruption is also expected. Read our reporting on this here.

In other news, the parliament will vote today about the election mess in the Northwest of Iceland. And finally, a scholar has found a page from an Icelandic manuscript from the 14th century at a library in London.

It’s hard to decide which of the Grapevine shop’s amazing Iceland-themed items to buy for your loved ones for Christmas! So we’ve done the choosing for you by putting together some splendid collections, and offering a 20% discount on them until midnight Icelandic time on November 30th.

For the dog lover we have The Pollý Box (Everything a dog needs, candies, chewing horn, shampoo and a Pollý Mug for the Pollý fan!)

And for the little ones in your life check out The Kids Box (perfect for Christmas gifts, includes the sustainable, self-powering Little Sun by Ólafur Elíasson.)

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