From Iceland — Message In Bottle From Iceland Found After 11 Years

Message In Bottle From Iceland Found After 11 Years

Published December 5, 2016

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
Art Bicnick

A message in a bottle sent by a nine-year-old girl in 2005 has been found, washed up on the shores of Norway.

RÚV reports that Dagný Lilja Arnarsdóttir, at the time nine years old, made a message in a bottle in 2005 as a part of a school project in Akureyri. She learned of the bottle’s discovery some 11 years later through a message on Facebook.

“This was just really funny,” she told reporters. “I was for a moment trying to figure out what this was. But then I saw my parent’s phone number and other things so it couldn’t be anything else.”

Delighted that things had come full circle, Dagný shared the news with the world.

Sending messages in bottles is somewhat of a point of fascination amongst Icelanders. So much so, in fact, that Iceland’s public broadcast network has, on their site for children, a real-time map of where two messages in bottles that were sent earlier this year currently are.

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