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Fri, 31 Jul 2020 15:40:03 +0000
COVID-19 In Iceland: Traveller Diagnosed In Akureyri, Family Quarantined
A traveller from abroad has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Akureyri. The individual tested negative for the virus at the... The post COVID-19 In Iceland: Traveller Diagnosed In Akureyri, Family Quarantined appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 12:17:12 +0000
COVID-19 In Iceland: 11 New Infections, 50 Active Cases
Eleven new domestic infections were detected yesterday, bringing the total number of active infections to 50, according to covid.is. Nine... The post COVID-19 In Iceland: 11 New Infections, 50 Active Cases appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 12:02:29 +0000
Reykjavík Swimming Pools To Stay Open
Operation at Reykjavík’s swimming pools will be adapted to comply with the new distancing and gathering regulations that will be... The post Reykjavík Swimming Pools To Stay Open appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 11:58:34 +0000
Merchant’s Weekend Amidst New COVID-19 Restrictions
In regards to an increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in Iceland, it was announced yesterday that tighter restrictions would be... The post Merchant’s Weekend Amidst New COVID-19 Restrictions appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 11:54:51 +0000
The Wait Is Over: Ra:tio Drops Their Debut Album ‘DANS’
Production duo Ra:tio—winner of the ‘One To Watch’ award at the 2020 Grapevine Music Awards—just dropped their first solo album... The post The Wait Is Over: Ra:tio Drops Their Debut Album ‘DANS’ appeared first on The Reyk...

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 11:08:23 +0000
Mixed Messages About Having To Mask Up On The Bus, Questions Over Mask Prices
Yesterday’s announcement that Iceland will once again be tightening up restrictions to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus has... The post Mixed Messages About Having To Mask Up On The Bus, Questions Over Mask Prices appeared first on T...

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 07:19:21 +0000
RVK Newscast #16: A Major COVID-19 Update
Poppy Askham brings you the latest in Icelandic news as health authorities reinstate a series of tougher restrictions in an... The post RVK Newscast #16: A Major COVID-19 Update appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 15:31:16 +0000
Elf Village Built Inspired By Eurovision Film
A hotel manager in Húsavík took it upon himself to recreate the elf village that appeared in the film Eurovision... The post Elf Village Built Inspired By Eurovision Film appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 15:25:43 +0000
97-Year-Old Puzzle Queen in Selfoss
97-year-old Ragna Einarsdóttir has a passion for puzzles, as she is now finishing a 2,000-piece puzzle, Vísir reports. Ragna, who... The post 97-Year-Old Puzzle Queen in Selfoss appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 13:01:18 +0000
Yellow Weather Warning For The South And East
A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Icelandic Meteorological Office for the south coast of Iceland and parts... The post Yellow Weather Warning For The South And East appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 11:52:43 +0000
Happening TONIGHT! Crapapella Live With Jono Duffy And Kimi Tayler
For one night and one night only, the good people of Reykjavik will be treated to a musical extravaganza from... The post Happening TONIGHT! Crapapella Live With Jono Duffy And Kimi Tayler appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 11:51:26 +0000
New Survey Illustrates Government Support
A new survey conducted by Market and Media Research illustrates the current support for the Icelandic government and its parties.... The post New Survey Illustrates Government Support appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 11:32:26 +0000
BREAKING New COVID-19 Restrictions: 2-Metre Distancing, 100 People Gathering Ban, Masks Mandatory On Public Transport
Tougher restrictions have been re-imposed ahead of the Merchants’ Weekend bank holiday, in response to a spike in the number... The post BREAKING New COVID-19 Restrictions: 2-Metre Distancing, 100 People Gathering Ban, Masks Mandatory On Public...

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 15:49:15 +0000
COVID-19 In Iceland: Tougher Rules Expected, Kári Stefánsson Issues Warning
The Icelandic Government and health authorities are considering reimposing tougher COVID-19 restrictions amidst a spike in the number of domestic... The post COVID-19 In Iceland: Tougher Rules Expected, Kári Stefánsson Issues Warning appeared first...

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 14:43:20 +0000
70% Of Residents Support Combining Reykjavik Area Towns; Majority Want One Big City
Reykjavík, Mosfellsbær, Kópavogur, Garðabær, Hafnarfjörður and Seltjarnarnes—these are the towns of the capital area, with a combined population of 232,789... The post 70% Of Residents Support Combining Reykjavik Area Towns; Majority Want On...

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 11:53:53 +0000
Coming Soon To A Fjörð Near You: The Elja Ensemble’s Summer Tour
The Elja Ensemble are hitting the road, delighting Icelanders from Kirkjubæjarklaustur to Ólafsfjörður with their musical mastery all summer long.... The post Coming Soon To A Fjörð Near You: The Elja Ensemble’s Summer Tour appeared first...

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 11:52:18 +0000
VIDEO: Sheep Pedestrians In Norðurfjörður Tunnel
The police in the Eastern Region had a rather unusual task on the morning of the 23rd when they had... The post VIDEO: Sheep Pedestrians In Norðurfjörður Tunnel appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 11:40:20 +0000
Dozens Questioned Over West Reykjavik Fire, No Word On Property Owner
Police have questioned about 30 people as witnesses in connection with a house fire in West Reykjavík on June 25th,... The post Dozens Questioned Over West Reykjavik Fire, No Word On Property Owner appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 11:12:11 +0000
Ólafur Arnalds Nominated For An Emmy Award
Musician and producer Ólafur Arnalds was nominated for an Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music’. He recieved... The post Ólafur Arnalds Nominated For An Emmy Award appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 14:59:24 +0000
COVID-19 In Iceland: Restriction Easing Postponed Following Rise In Cases
Easing of restrictions on gathering sizes and opening times for bars, restaurants and entertainment venues will be delayed for a... The post COVID-19 In Iceland: Restriction Easing Postponed Following Rise In Cases appeared first on The Reykjavik Gra...

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 14:47:54 +0000
New Video Game To Take Place In Iceland
There’s a new saga coming to Iceland. Although this time not from the Edda or other ancient scriptures. Senua’s Saga... The post New Video Game To Take Place In Iceland appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 13:52:26 +0000
Covid.is English Language Data Page Displays Incorrect Information
The English-language data page on covid.is has displayed different information to that on the Icelandic-language page two days in a... The post Covid.is English Language Data Page Displays Incorrect Information appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevi...

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 12:33:52 +0000
Garðabær And Seltjarnarnes Residents Most Opposed To Borgarlína Bus Line
Strætó’s proposed Borgarlína (City Line) system still enjoys significant support, according to a survey conducted by Zenter for Fréttablaðið, Vísir... The post Garðabær And Seltjarnarnes Residents Most Opposed To Borgarlína Bus Line a...

Mon, 27 Jul 2020 21:34:47 +0000
RVK Newscast #15: A Screening Slip Up
Poppy Askham explains the latest development in Iceland’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic: six new domestic infections following an administrative... The post RVK Newscast #15: A Screening Slip Up appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Mon, 27 Jul 2020 14:47:25 +0000
Flight Attendants Sign New Wage Agreement
Today flight attendants and memebers of Flugfreyjufélag Íslands (FFÍ) signed a new wage agreement with Icelandair. The agreement was approved... The post Flight Attendants Sign New Wage Agreement appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Mon, 27 Jul 2020 12:20:17 +0000
COVID-19 In Iceland: Six Domestic Cases Following Screening Mix-Up
Six new domestic COVID-19 infections were reported on July 26th in connection with an Icelandic traveller who bypassed more stringent... The post COVID-19 In Iceland: Six Domestic Cases Following Screening Mix-Up appeared first on The Reykjavik Grape...

Mon, 27 Jul 2020 11:45:06 +0000
Largest Earthquake In Mýrdalsjökull In Two Years
This morning between 7:34 and 7:41 three earthquakes were detected in the area around Mýrdalsjökull. The earthquakes measured 2.4, 2.8... The post Largest Earthquake In Mýrdalsjökull In Two Years appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Mon, 27 Jul 2020 11:11:51 +0000
US Citizens In Iceland Want Ambassador To Be Removed From Position
After months of nearly non-existent consular service at the US embassy, in addition to recent coverage of US Ambassador Jeffrey... The post US Citizens In Iceland Want Ambassador To Be Removed From Position appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Fri, 24 Jul 2020 14:22:58 +0000
Lone Puffin Rescued On Glacier Expedition
A puffin was found and rescued this week by itself in the middle of the glacier Langjökull. The bird was... The post Lone Puffin Rescued On Glacier Expedition appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Fri, 24 Jul 2020 12:42:42 +0000
Over A Year After Protest, Demonstrators Face Charges
More than a year after the fact, a demonstrator who took part in a peaceful protest at the Ministry of... The post Over A Year After Protest, Demonstrators Face Charges appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Fri, 24 Jul 2020 11:50:21 +0000
Iceland To Participate In COVID-19 Vaccine Project
In a civil defense information meeting yesterday, it was stated by chief epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason that Iceland is going to... The post Iceland To Participate In COVID-19 Vaccine Project appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Fri, 24 Jul 2020 11:44:30 +0000
COVID-19 In Iceland: First Domestic Infections In 3 Weeks, Data Update Changes
Two domestic COVID-19 infections were detected yesterday, July 23rd. These are the first domestic infections since July 2nd.  There are... The post COVID-19 In Iceland: First Domestic Infections In 3 Weeks, Data Update Changes appeared first on The ...

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 12:31:00 +0000
Nuuk Residents Vote On Colonialist’s Statue
A referendum recently took place for the residents of the Greenlandic capital Nuuk on whether to remove a statue of... The post Nuuk Residents Vote On Colonialist’s Statue appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 12:23:28 +0000
Baths Are Popular Use For Domestic Travel Vouchers
Back in June, the government paid out about 205 million ISK to support domestic travel in Iceland, in light of... The post Baths Are Popular Use For Domestic Travel Vouchers appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 12:16:24 +0000
Iceland’s COVID-19 Incidence Rate Amongst Europe’s Lowest
Iceland has a COVID-19 incidence rate of just 2.2 cases per 100,000 over the last 14-days, according to covid.is, placing... The post Iceland’s COVID-19 Incidence Rate Amongst Europe’s Lowest appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 12:07:22 +0000
Ma! They Made A Movie About Us!: The Long-Awaited Grapevine Review Of ‘Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga’
Years back I had a Croatian girlfriend and flatmate. In our exploration of the two national psyches, we found that... The post Ma! They Made A Movie About Us!: The Long-Awaited Grapevine Review Of ‘Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga’...

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 13:47:17 +0000
Writer Researching 1627 Ottoman Invasion Of Iceland Befriends Algerian Asylum Seeker
“The Turkish Invasion really brought us together,” says writer Steinunn Jóhannesdóttir on her acquaintance with an Algerian woman who sought... The post Writer Researching 1627 Ottoman Invasion Of Iceland Befriends Algerian Asylum Seeke...

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 13:35:44 +0000
IceDocs 2020: Dim The House Lights For Some Lighthouse Highlights
The Iceland Documentary Film Festival—IceDocs for short—returned this year to Akranes from July 15th to 19th to present a number... The post IceDocs 2020: Dim The House Lights For Some Lighthouse Highlights appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevi...

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 12:05:27 +0000
Helicopters Landed Illegally In Hornstrandir
Earlier last week a group of eight American travelers was flown to the nature reserve Hornstrandir in two helicopters, Fréttablaðið... The post Helicopters Landed Illegally In Hornstrandir appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 11:57:48 +0000
COVID-19 Restriction Easing: Gatherings Of Up To 1000 From August 4th
Gatherings of up to 1000 will be allowed and entertainment venues will be permitted to open until midnight from August... The post COVID-19 Restriction Easing: Gatherings Of Up To 1000 From August 4th appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Tue, 21 Jul 2020 13:43:43 +0000
The Laugavegur Trail Diaries: A Tale Of Snow, Steam And Sunburns
Stretching 54 km between the geothermal hot pools of Landmannalaugar and the luscious Þórsmörk valley, the Laugavegur trail is something... The post The Laugavegur Trail Diaries: A Tale Of Snow, Steam And Sunburns appeared first on The Reykjavik G...

Tue, 21 Jul 2020 12:22:10 +0000
Ask A Scientist: How Do You Know When A Volcano Will Erupt?
Volcanoes! Everyone loves volcano news, but living close to one when it erupts, not so much. That’s why Iceland has... The post Ask A Scientist: How Do You Know When A Volcano Will Erupt? appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Tue, 21 Jul 2020 12:15:44 +0000
After The Fire: We Can Do More To Protect Immigrants. When Will We?
On June 25th, a house fire at Bræðraborgarstígur 1 killed three people and injured numerous others. The house had been... The post After The Fire: We Can Do More To Protect Immigrants. When Will We? appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Tue, 21 Jul 2020 11:53:48 +0000
Copyright Dispute Over “Let It Out” Campaign
British artist Marcus Lyall has accused Íslandsstofa (Promote Iceland) of copyright infringement, saying their new tourist marketing campaign is derived... The post Copyright Dispute Over “Let It Out” Campaign appeared first on The Reykj...

Tue, 21 Jul 2020 11:26:13 +0000
Beyond Words: Reykjavík’s City Libraries Use Art To Foster Interculturalism
Some Reykjavik residents wish they could emulate Lizzo; others dream of skydiving or travelling to space. Yet more merely hanker... The post Beyond Words: Reykjavík’s City Libraries Use Art To Foster Interculturalism appeared first on The Reykjavi...

Tue, 21 Jul 2020 11:17:46 +0000
US Ambassador Tweets About “Invisible China Virus”, Draws Criticism From Icelanders
US Ambassador to Iceland Jeffrey Ross Gunter posted a tweet last night that has drawn concerted criticism, from Icelanders and... The post US Ambassador Tweets About “Invisible China Virus”, Draws Criticism From Icelanders appeared first ...

Tue, 21 Jul 2020 10:09:45 +0000
Investigation Into Continued Oil Leakage From WW2 Wreck In Seyðisfjörður
The Coast Guard is investigating a new oil spill from a wrecked British WW2 tanker in Seyðisfjörður in east Iceland... The post Investigation Into Continued Oil Leakage From WW2 Wreck In Seyðisfjörður appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

Mon, 20 Jul 2020 13:51:54 +0000
Seven Peaks In Seven Days: A 40-Year-Old Icelandic Man’s Quest For Bodily Destruction
Seven peaks in seven days, I decided. Why? Mostly to prove to myself that I could still beat the mountains... The post Seven Peaks In Seven Days: A 40-Year-Old Icelandic Man’s Quest For Bodily Destruction appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevi...

Mon, 20 Jul 2020 13:16:32 +0000
Around The World In One City: A Rundown Of Reykjavík’s Best Foreign Supermarkets
Food is a cornerstone of culture, history and identity. Markets stocking imported products are ideal resources for immigrants cooking their... The post Around The World In One City: A Rundown Of Reykjavík’s Best Foreign Supermarkets appeared first...

Mon, 20 Jul 2020 13:08:33 +0000
Content In The Darkness: Teen Trio Dymbrá’s Mystical New Album
The Dymbrá girls seem right at home posing on the grassy field and between the trees beside Ásmundarsalur, smartly clad... The post Content In The Darkness: Teen Trio Dymbrá’s Mystical New Album appeared first on The Reykjavik Grapevine.

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