Looks sharp, chief! In today’s RVK newscast, Reykjavik Grapevine Editor-in-Chief Valur Grettisson makes a fresh cut at Rakarastofa Ragnars & Harðar to cover the latest Icelandic news. Read below for more information and links.

Pre-order a copy of Dagatal from The Reykjavík Grapevine shop now! The book features about 100 short and accessible stories about Icelandic customs and traditions, especially for readers learning Icelandic as a second language.get it here..

According to a poll reported today by Frétta blaðið, 64.3% of Icelanders believe that whale hunting damages Iceland’s reputation. Only 6.1% of Icelanders surveyed think it is really good for our reputation.

By applying directly to the Icelandic Parliament, 12 people, including American musician John Grant, have gained citizenship. There were a total of 71 applications. The Althingi application system is controversial and has been criticized for being exclusive and unjustified.

Inflation is expected to reach 8.7% in June. The policy rate will probably be raised from 0.75%, the same as in 2019, to 4.5%. The central bank has also reduced the lending ratio of first-time buyers from 90% to 85% to cool the spinning real estate market. It has gone out of control in the last 12 months.

Is it better to ask what is best in Reykjavik than the people who live in Reykjavik? Every year, we gather a panel of experts and enthusiasts to choose the best restaurants, the best bars, the best cafes, the best galleries, the best music venues, the best … everything.The result is the best of Reykjavik, and you can Buy online now.

To commemorate the publication of BestOfReykjavík2022, we will put a free copy for a limited time in every box in the store.Find them all here..

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