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High Turnount At 2022 Pride March

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The climax of Reykjavík Pride, the Pride March, was held on Saturday and welcomed a massive turnout, reports RÚV. Starting…

July Trade Deficit Increases From Last Year

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Iceland recorded a trade deficit of 31 billion ISK in July 2022, which is approximately double the trade deficit of…

Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake Felt Throughout Capital Region Yesterday

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An earthquake of magnitude 4.1 occurred yesterday morning just west of Lake Kleifarvatn on the Reykjanes Peninsula, reports the Icelandic…

Grapevine New Music Picks: GusGus, Jónsi, Plasticboy

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Whether you’re celebrating pride, gazing at the new volcano, or both, our new music picks are the perfect accompaniment. With…

PHOTO GALLERY: A New Eruption Begins

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A new eruption at Meradalir began Wednesday afternoon following a series of earthquakes centered in the Reykjanes Peninsula. Even though…

Perfect Day: Valdís Steinarsdóttir

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Valdís Steinarsdóttir is an experimental designer from Reykjavík. Winner of the 2020 Formex Nova award—Nordic Designer of the Year—Valdís is…

‘No Makeup’: Exploring Characters On And Off Stage

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“People and system restrictions,” says film director Monika Konarzewska about her main sources of inspiration. Straddling the line between documentary…

New In Town: Tres Locos

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A new restaurant just dropped a stone’s throw away from Grapevine’s office, and it’s a true gem. Tres Locos is…

Experts Caution Eruption Visitors To Avoid Toxic Gases

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The new eruption site at Meradalir is releasing gases that can irritate skin, lungs, and eyes if people are exposed,…

Lava Flow Rate Halved Since Starting Wednesday

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There have been no changes in the lava flow in the eruption at Meradalir since yesterday, reports Vísir. Natural disaster…

Great Moments In Icelandic History: Klettagos

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In December 2010, a newly minted beverage company called Gosverksmiðjan Klettur launched Klettagos, an Icelandic soft drink that looked and…

Coast Guard Pilot Reinstated Despite Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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The Coast Guard has decided to reinstate a pilot who was on leave due to a sexual misconduct investigation because…

Love Will Win (If We Want It): Fighting Transphobia In Iceland

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On June 25th, a man walked into the London Pub in Oslo, Norway, pulled out a gun, and started shooting….

Flight Bookings Increase With Eruption

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Bookings to visit Iceland with Icelandair and Play increased following the start of the eruption of Meradölum, reports RÚV. Almost…

Taxi Drivers’ Unions Frustrated With Bill

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Two taxi drivers’ unions are speaking out against the Minister of Infrastructure Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson’s taxi driving bill, reports Visir….

Two Tourists Injured On The Eruption Site

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Two tourists were injured on the new eruption site last night, Vísir reports. The Coast Guard helped to transport one…

RVK Newscast 203: New Volcanic Eruption In Iceland

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NEW VOLCANO IN MERADALIR. Reykjavík Grapevine editor in chief, Valur Grettisson, is on the scene with a full update of…

Unsafe To Visit Eruption Site

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Emergency services and civil protection authorities advice people that it is unsafe to go to the eruption site at Meradalir,…

Eruption Watch 2022: First Photos From New Volcano

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The first visitors have returned from the new eruption site at Meradalir. The fissure opened earlier today [Wednesday 3rd of…

Eruption Watch 2022: Public Safety Briefing Held

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A public safety briefing was held at 17:30 at the Rescue Center in Skógarhlíð following the eruption that started at…