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Russian Ships Banned From Icelandic Ports

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Starting from Friday, May 6th, Russian ships are banned from entering Icelandic ports, RÚV reports. This applies to passenger and…

1,800 Earthquakes Recorded Last Week In Reykjanes Peninsula

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Around 1,800 earthquakes were measured on the Reykjanes Peninsula last week. RÚV reports thats Kristín Jónsdóttir, earthquake hazards coordinator at…

The Sale Of Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon: Who Will Own It?

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The Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon, located near Kirkjubæjarklaustur in South Iceland, has been for sale for the past six years. Fréttablaðið reports…

Iceland Bounces Back From 14th To 9th On ILGA-Europe’s Rainbow Map

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After sitting at 14th for two years running, Iceland has made some improvements to the rights of queer people in…

Ragnar Kjartansson Helps A Member Of Pussy Riot To Escape Russia

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NYT reports that the Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson has played a key role to help Maria Alyokhina, a member of…

Ask An Expert: How To Avoid an Arctic Tern Attack

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The Arctic Tern is a fascinating and impressive bird. Over its lifetime (20-30years) they will travel over 70,000 km every…

RVK Newscast 183: Cat Party And Zelensky Speaks In World’s Oldest Parliament

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Hello and welcome back to RVK Newscast. In this episode, Valur Grettisson, editor-in-chief of The Reykjavík Grapevine, brings you around…

One of Iceland’s Oldest Swans Dies In Wales

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A swan, which was tagged in Iceland almost three decades ago, died after flying on a power line in Pembrokeshire,…

Iceland Qualifies For The Eurovision Grand Final

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Systur, the sister trio of Sigga, Beta & Elín, qualified for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest. They…

Electric Scooter Vandal Comes Forward

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A cyclist who has been damaging the brakes on electric scooters turned himself in to Hopp’s CEO. Photos of him…

Poll: Pirates May Double City Council Seats, Conservatives Halved

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According to a poll conducted by Prósent for Fréttablaðið from May 5th through 9th, this Saturday’s municipal elections could show…

The Icelandic Roundup: Cats Running For Town Council And Independence Party in Trouble

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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 were joined…

Grapevine’s 18th ‘Ask Me Anything’ This Friday

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This Friday, May 13th, at 14:30 Icelandic time, the Reykjavík Grapevine will hold its eighteenth Ask Me Anything (AMA). You,…

Well, You Asked: A Worthy Sacrifice

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You keep asking us for advice, and we’ll keep answering. You can’t stop us. What are you gonna do, start…

Armed Robbery Took Place In Reykjavík

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An armed robbery was committed in the western part of Reykjavík around 23:00 last night, Vísir reports.  According to police,…

Brynja For Sale, Owner Hopes The Shop Will Go On

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On Saturday it was reported that the Brynja store at Laugavegur 29 was looking for new owners. Brynjólfur H. Björnsson,…

Horror-Scopes: Which 2022 Eurovision Entry Are You?

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The 2022 Eurovision finals will be held on May 14th. This also happens to be municipal election night in Iceland,…

Harpa: The Wind Sings Through Art With New Sculpture

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A new abstract sculpture made in celebration of Harpa’s 10th anniversary was introduced to the public in front of the…

The Literary Mystery Of The Icelandic Dracula

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Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a book that needs no introduction. The vampire’s cultural impact on the world is immense and…

TikTok Celebrity Eventually Gets A Work Permit In Iceland

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Social media influencer Kyana Sue Powers, who was denied an Icelandic residence permit twice, has now received a work permit and…

Icelandic Circular Economy in Action: HS Orka & Blue Lagoon | RVK Futurecast

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In this episode of the Futurecast, Start Up Iceland founder Bala Kamallakhram talks with Dagný Jónsdóttir at HS Orka and…