Island Life: Village Nets 100m ISK Surplus, Reykjadalur Opens & The Return Of The Tern - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Island Life: Village Nets 100m ISK Surplus, Reykjadalur Opens & The Return Of The Tern

Published May 19, 2018

The tiny East Iceland village of Vopnafjörður made headlines when their bookkeeping brought to light that they have a surplus of about 100 million ISK. There isn’t any great secret to their success; they simply paid down their debts and cut costs. No word yet how they’re going to spend all that loot, but if they cut everyone in the village an equal share… well, they’d probably be really well off.

Westfjords news service Bæjarins Besta has happily reported that the Arctic tern has returned to Arnarfjörður. Why this is cause for celebration is anyone’s guess. These little shits are some mean bastards who will shriek and divebomb at you if you get anywhere near their invariably gigantic nesting grounds. In fairness, though, you’d be pretty cranky too if you travelled all the way from Antarctica using only your arms.

Rejoice! Reykjadalur is open again! Conditionally, though: there will be rangers on hand to ensure people stay on the walking paths, so that the region can more fully recover from all the foot traffic it has had to endure, which prompted its closing at the end of last March. Be kind to our sites of natural wonder, folks!

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