From Iceland — The Haul: Sóley & Borghildur’s Infinite Riches

The Haul: Sóley & Borghildur’s Infinite Riches

Published April 26, 2023

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Words: Sóley Hulda Nielsen Viðarsdóttir & Borghildur Lukka Kolbeinsdóttir

While The Haul typically gives readers a glimpse into our dream shopping bag in each issue, it turns out a pair of eight-year-olds are less consumerist than the adult members of the Grapevine’s editorial team. Here’s what they would do if money were no object … and a few things we’d spend our krónur on.

Sóley & Borghildur: We’d give half of the money to children who live in poverty and don’t have parents and are homeless. Then we’d buy a ship and a spaceship to go and pick all the space trash and sea trash in the world.

Borghildur: I’d hire 555 servants!

Sóley: Forget what I said before. I would take a net and save the fish from dying from eating plastic. Also, I’d move into Borghildur’s apartment building and hire a man to teach me to draw really amazing drawings!

The Grapevine: We’d buy some cool stuff for ourselves and our friends.

“Lífið er núna” (life is now) beaded bracelet, 2.900 ISK — available from


Monthly Moomin adventure, 3.500 ISK — available from

“Er of seint að fá sér kaffi núna?” (is it too late to have coffee now?) mug, 4.900 ISK — available from


Donation to Kattholt, 5.000 ISK — available from

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