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Island Life: East Iceland Symphony, New Hot Pots, Beach Death

Island Life: East Iceland Symphony, New Hot Pots, Beach Death

Published June 4, 2018

Iceland’s coastal towns are well known for being hotbeds of creativity, but things have kicked up to a whole new level with the founding of the East Iceland Symphony Orchestra, which will likely have its home base in Eskifjörður. It took a lot of doing to pull this together, but they did it. Other villages: are you even trying?

If you head on up to Akureyri this summer (and you really should), you’ll be happy to learn that two new hot pots have opened at the city pool. This is big news for a pool that is already one of the best in the country. Do your laps, have your ice cream, and enjoy a nice long soak in style.

In South Iceland, a tourist died near Reynisfjara, but not for wandering too close to the waves. Rather, she fell on a walking path near the infamous beach, sustaining head injuries that ultimately proved fatal. No matter the cause, we sincerely hope the relevant government agencies start taking repairing our creaking infrastructure more seriously.



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