Tourism Pioneer Takes an Accidental Swim

Tourism pioneer Jón Eiríksson, better known as Jón Drangeyjarjarl or “Earl of Drangey” island on Skagafjördur fjord in north Iceland, fell into the ocean by accident after ferrying tourists to the island, but managed to swim back ashore on his own accord.

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Street Festival in Downtown Reykjavík

Skólavördustígur, the road leading from Hallgrímskirkja church to Laugavegur, Reykjavík’s main shopping street, will reopen after renovation today. A festival will be held to mark the occasion with singing and dancing in the streets.

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