From Iceland — Humans of Reykjavík: Ívar Ölmu Hlynsson

Humans of Reykjavík: Ívar Ölmu Hlynsson

Published June 16, 2016

Humans of Reykjavík: Ívar Ölmu Hlynsson
Photo by
Geidi Raud

Every issue, we will interview someone living in Reykjavík or just visiting the city, so as to share with you, dear reader, the trials and tribulations of daily life here in the capital. 

This issue’s human: Ívar Ölmu Hlynsson, fire breather

On his job as a fire breather

“I am working for the city. We are just performing and making Reykjavík feel more alive. We want to make the city different for people and entertain them. It’s my first day breathing fire and I’m just learning to do it. I don’t know for now if it’s dangerous or not.”

On what he thinks of Reykjavík

“I’ve been living in Reykjavík my whole life. It’s my home.”

On what he thinks of tourists

“If there weren’t any tourists, downtown would be empty. So I like the tourism, it sparks up the place. I also like when they see us perform.”

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