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SÁÁ To Host Alcohol-Free Family Festival During Merchant’s Holiday Weekend

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The addiction resource centre SÁÁ has organised an alcohol-free family festival in Skógar during the upcoming Merchant’s Holiday Weekend. The…

Icelandic Beer Recalled From The Shelves

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Cyclopath Pale Ale has been recalled from the shelves of ÁTVR, the company behind the country alcohol stores, Fréttablaðið reports….

Police Stop Over One Hundred Cars At Heiðmörk

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Police stopped more than a hundred cars on Vesturlandsvegur by Heiðmörk on July 17, RÚV reports. According to the police,…

Brotherly Beer: New Brews Crackin’ Open In The Westman Islands

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Jóhann Guðmundsson on inadvertently turning passion into a job you love while bettering his home, the island of Heimaey “Now…

School Of DIY: Norðanpaunk Is Back

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With three days of music from underground Icelandic artists and several favourite foreign bands, Norðanpaunk is the place not only…

Parliament Adjourned Until September

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Last night at 1:30 am, Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir postponed Parliament meetings until September, reports Vísir. Members of Parliament settled…

Complaints Filed Following Incident On Bus To Akureyri

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Last week it was reported that two passengers assaulted a driver. Now, two complaints have been filed. Frettablaðið reported on…

Possible New Bill On Electric Scooters And Bicycles

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Electric scooters have been gaining popularity for some time now, and in recent months accidents involving electric bicycles and scooters…

Tobacco Giant On Flavour Ban Of New Bill : Undermines Public Health Goals

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BAT, otherwise known as British American Tobacco Denmark, submitted a commentary to the Minister of Health’s new bill on nicotine…

Vínbúðin To Stay On Austurstræti, Mayor Says

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Mayor of  Reykjavík Dagur B. Eggertsson wrote on Twitter that Vínbúðin, the government-run alcohol concern (ÁTVR), will remain in the…

Those Who Left And Those Who Stayed, Part 1: The Uncanny Proximity Of War

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On the morning of February 24th, the world woke to the news that after weeks of sabre rattling, Russia had…

RVK Newscast 173: Volcano Anniversary and Alcohol Battle

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Welcome back to RVK Newscast! Join editor-in-chief, Valur Grettisson, in beautiful Hafnafjördur for all the latest in Icelandic news: dental…

Grapevine New Music Picks: Vök, Supersport! and Eydís Evensen

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New sounds for your ears, spanning electro-alternative, pleasantly shambling indie and delicate neo-classical. All these little beauties—and so many more…

Icelandic Moonshine Now Available On Store Shelves

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MBL reports that the brewery KHB of Borgarfjörður eystri in East Iceland has released a new take on an old…

Grapevine Picks: Latin Jazz, French Cinema, Military Ruins and Art From Undies

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Here’s our weekly set of incentives to pull on a parka and leave the house. Yes it’s icy underfoot, but…

Addiction Centre Director Resigns Amidst Revelations From Former Sex Worker

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The now-former director of the National Center of Addiction Medicine (SÁÁ), Einar Hermannsson, resigned from his position last Monday, telling…

Edition Review: Wine & Dine In The Lap Of Luxury

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Few projects have been awaited with such bated breath as the opening of The Reykjavik Edition—and the wait has been…

Chief Epidemiologist: Unvaccinated Children And Adults Driving The Pandemic In Iceland

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In a short column posted on covid.is, chief epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason says that there are, as of today, 51 cases…

A Night Out With The Demons: Skrattar Is Keeping The Rockstar Lifestyle Alive

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We’ve all heard wild tales of rock bands’ raucous nights with groupies, drugs and wacky behaviour. However, it seems like…

Tests For Potential Drugging Not Conducted Unless An Investigation Is Underway

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When a person who comes to the emergency room after a sexual assault, a blood test for potential drugging is…

Electric Scooters, Alcohol And Accidents

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Data shows that 245 people have visited the emergency department at Landspítali due to electric scooter accidents over the summer…