Skólavörðustígur To Become Giant Waterslide - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Skólavörðustígur To Become Giant Waterslide

Published May 21, 2015

Main photo by
Anna Domnick

The downtown street of Skólavörðustígur will have its continuous slope put to better use this July, when it is temporarily converted to a 200m waterslide.

DV reports that students from the University of Reykjavík received the green light from City Council for the idea, which will be their final project. Tentatively planned to be held at the end of July, Jökull Torfason – one of the six students behind the project – said he originally got the idea from seeing a video of a similar waterslide in San Francisco.

“It’s possible there will be a charge of admission,” he told reporters. “But the idea is to have a festival around this. There will be music and all kinds of events around the waterslide. We’ve been in contact with a large charity, who are helping us make this a reality, so it’ll be a great day in late July.”

Below you can see the promo video the students put together for the waterslide.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB-FQFskGUg&w=560&h=315]
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