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Icelandic Circular Economy in Action: Carbon Recycling International | RVK Futurecast

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In this episode of the Futurecast, Start Up Iceland founder Bala Kamallakhran talks with Benedikt Stefánsson at Carbon Recycling International…

Grapevine New Music Picks: GREYSKIES, Guðmundur Pétursson, and gugusar

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Eurovision is over, there’s construction everywhere, and we’re still waiting for hotter temperatures to come our way. So many things…

RVK Newscast 185: Magma Building At Eldvörp

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Welcome back to RVK Newscast! Valur Grettisson, editor-in-chief of the Reykjavík Grapevine, is back on the Reykjanes peninsula to report…

RVK Newscast 186: More Earthquakes And “BDSM” Government

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In today’s episode of RVK Newscast, editor-in-chief Valur Grettisson is in Bláfjall to talk about continuing earthquakes, raven chicks causing…

Power Line to Westman Islands Temporarily Shut For Ravens

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Landsnet has decided to take Vestmannaeyjar Line 1 out of operation for the coming weeks due to a couple of…

Body Found On The Seashore At Eiðsgrandi

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On May 18th, a body was discovered at Eiðsgrandi, on the north shore of Reykjavík, close to Seltjarnarnes, RÚV reports….

Grapevine Event Picks: ACIDFEST And More

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Summer is here and lots is happening in Reykjavík these days! There’s an ACIDFEST, a pub quiz, a battle between…

Socialist Party Founder Casts Doubts On Infrastructure Minister’s Housing Bill

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Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, Minister of Infrastructure and chairman of the Progressive Party, presented a bill yesterday which aims to improve…

Magma Collecting, Increased Earthquakes At Reykjanes

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There is an increasing amount of magma collecting just northwest of Mt Þorbjörn in Reykjanes, RÚV reports. Scientists monitoring the…

Icelandic Arctic Foxes Star In A Netflix Series

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Icelandic Arctic foxes appeared in a new Netflix series ‘Wild Babies’, RÚV reports. The eight-part series explores the life journeys of…

Iceland Invites You To “Outhorse” Your Emails

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Iceland is known for its outside-the-box promotional campaigns. Two years ago, Visit Iceland came up with an idea to help…

Ok, Bye Climate Summit Took Place at Harpa

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On Wednesday, May 18th, Harpa concert hall and conference center hosted Ok, Bye Climate Summit. The event took place within…

Directorate Of Health Announces “Widespread Immunity” Against COVID, But Reinfection Still A Risk

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A new report issued by the Directorate of Health concludes that “widespread immunity against COVID-19 has been achieved in society”,…

Ukrainian Asylum Seekers Offered Benefits Not Afforded To Other Nationalities

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The Icelandic government has been diligent in supporting asylum seekers from Ukraine, both adults and children alike, but this includes…

Swan Wasn’t Shot, Driver Takes Responsibility

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A driver responsible for the death of a swan two days ago has turned himself in to the police in…

Clearer Picture Of Possible Reykjavík City Council Majority Forming

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Following last Sunday’s elections results for Reykjavík City Council, a clearer picture is beginning to form regarding what the next…

Police Received 20 Charges For Hate Speech Since 2014

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Since 2014, the Icelandic police have received 20 complaints for hate speech. 14 charges have been issued, 5 cases have…

Magma Collecting Close to HS Orka and Blue Lagoon

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About one and a half million cubic meters of magma have accumulated a few kilometers below the surface close to…

The Icelandic Roundup: Rental Market in Crisis

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On this week’s episode of The Icelandic Roundup, Grapevine editor-in-chief Valur Grettisson and culture editor Josie Anne Gaitens are joined by…

“Cat Party” Fails To Win Seat On Akureyri Town Council

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While a lot of the focus of last Saturday’s municipal elections has been on Reykjavík’s uncertain future, some striking elections…

Controversial Bill On Asylum Seekers Hits Parliamentary Floor

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Minister of Justice Jón Gunnarsson has submitted a bill to Parliament that would make significant changes to the law regarding…