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Humans of Reykjavik: Martial Lévesque

Humans of Reykjavik: Martial Lévesque

Words by
Photos by
Geidi Raud

Published June 30, 2016

Every week, we interview someone living in Reykjavík or just visiting the city. 

This week’s human: Martial Lévesque, a tourist from Canada

On what brings him to Reykjavík

“I’m from eastern Canada. I travel west each year to do some snowboarding but this is the first trip outside of my country. I came because the flight tickets were so cheap. I had no other options where to travel, I just wanted to see Iceland.”

On his Iceland highlights

“I will be here for ten days and I’m really enjoying the country. For me, the highlights are Gullfoss, Dettifoss and Westfjords. But I really like here in Reykjavík too because the food is so good (especially fish) and also the people are really nice. I’m sad to leave, I want to stay in Iceland but I have to go to work. I will visit Iceland again, maybe in two years.”

On differences between Iceland and Canada

“It’s colder in Canada! Here in Iceland it is really warm in summer.” (He really meant it!) “And what is more, it’s so weird that it doesn’t get dark at night.”


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