Island Life: Mysterious Fire, Honest Dutchman, Horse Crash - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Island Life: Mysterious Fire, Honest Dutchman, Horse Crash

Published November 21, 2018

An old fashioned timber house in Seyðisfjörður dating back to 1900 went up in flames late last month. Fortunately, no one was inside, but high winds that whooshed over East Iceland that night contributed to the destruction of the house. The cause of the blaze is still unknown.

If you needed your faith in humanity restored, look to Borgarnes. Shortly after a woman living just north of the town announced on social media that she had lost 30,000 ISK in cash at either a Nettó grocery store or a photography supply store, a Nettó employee answered that they had found her cash and were keeping it safe until she could pick it up. It turns out a Dutch tourist found the money in the shop and handed it over to staff.

In less cheerful news, two horses needed to be put down in South Iceland last month after they were struck by a car while crossing the road. The car sustained extensive damage and the driver was taken to hospital in unknown condition. The horses, though, were put down at the scene of the accident. Sad.

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