Island Life: Landslides, Combustible Chicken Poop, Humpback Whales - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Island Life: Landslides, Combustible Chicken Poop, Humpback Whales

Published September 20, 2019

Andie Fontaine

The best little town in Iceland, Seyðisfjörður, is going to have to personally address the climate crisis, as it has come to light that portions of the town are in danger of being hit by landslides. This will hopefully only involve setting up barriers on hills around town, which the townsfolk are already preparing to do.

Firefighters in Hvalfjörður were called to respond to a barn full of chicken shit that burst into flames due to overheating. Amazingly, none of the respondents wore respirators, thus proving Icelandic firefighters are braver than the Navy SEALs.

Humpback whales were spotted in Arnarfjörður, in the Westfjords, and there are apparently a significant number of them there. So if you want to see these majestic beasts, this would be the place to do it.

humpback whale tail by Natsha Nandabhiwat

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