Published September 7, 2022

hello! It’s been a while (we’ve been printing magazines), but welcome to RVK Newscast. Valur and Pollý have a chock-full episode of Icelandic news and views in his Grótta. Read below for more information and links.

Culture and Education Minister Lilya Degg Alfresdottir has been criticized for appointing the new director of the National Museum of Iceland without a formal recruitment process. The appointment was requested in a letter signed by the Archaeologists’ Guild. Lilja points out that what she did was perfectly legal, but this isn’t the first time she’s been accused of nepotism during her tenure in government. For more information, listen to the podcast The Icelandic Roundup.

Iceland is currently in an incredibly unusual situation with two murders under investigation. Last month in Blönduós he had two murders and in June he had another in Barðavogs.

Four incidents of drink spikes were reported to police in Reykjavik last Friday. Blood samples from all four victims were sent for analysis. Please check this out for details.

Iceland has experienced unseasonably sunny and warm weather over the past few days. Enjoying this fine weather, writer Tomas Guzbjartsson swims with whales.

The Best of Reykjavík 2022 Fall/Autumn Edition is out! To celebrate, we’re adding a copy to all Discount Boxes ordered by September 12th! Find it in our store here.

The newscast was made possible with the help of our friends at Einstök Beer.

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