From Iceland — Humans Of Reykjavík: Helene Caspersen

Humans Of Reykjavík: Helene Caspersen

Published June 6, 2016

Photo by
Isaac Würmann

On a rainy day in Reykjavík, the Grapevine found this Danish human at the city library.

On what brings her to Reykjavík

“I’ve been working on a farm for one month up north, near Akureyri. Now I have these five weeks of travelling around, and then my family will come visit me before I go back to the farm for another month. So I have two weeks left in Reykjavík.”

On biking in Iceland

“I rented a bike one week ago, so I have been bicycling in the south. But this week it has been raining, so I decided to go back to Reykjavík because of the weather. But when my parents arrive, we will bike up north together. I like the nature up here. It kind of looks like it’s photoshopped, even though it’s not.”

On the differences between Iceland and Denmark

“Icelanders drive a lot more. If they just go to the supermarket, even though it’s really close, they will go in their cars. Also, they really like their pools. All swimming pools here are outside, but in Denmark we keep them all inside.”

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