From Iceland — Waterslide Party Downtown Next Weekend

Waterslide Party Downtown Next Weekend

Published June 25, 2016

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
Ypsilon from Finland/Wikimedia Commons

Vísir reports that the Environmental and Planning Committee for the City of Reykjavík has approved a permit for a waterslide party, scheduled to be held next Saturday, July 2.

The party, sponsored by the telecom Nova, will set up a waterslide on Bankastræti (seen above). “Now we hope that the Meteorological Office plays along,” Reykjavík Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson quipped in his regular newsletter.

Plans for a waterslide downtown have been put forward before, as was the case last year, when a group of students wanted to set up a 200m waterslide on Skólavörðustígur. Those plans, unfortunately, did not come to fruition.

Waterslides may not seem like a popular idea in Iceland, but they are a particularly common sight at public swimming pools.

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