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13-Year-Old Icelandic Boy Swims to Videy Island

By Iceland Review

A 13-year-old Icelandic boy swam to Videy island on the day of his confirmation in the Church of Videy; he was confirmed last Thursday on July 14.


From the island of Videy.

Magnús Gunnar Sigurbjörnsson flew in from Hong Kong with his family for a holiday after spending four years living in the Republic of China to partake in the Christian rite of initiation lead by his grandfather’s brother, Bishop Karl Sigurbjörnsson.

His coming of age was symbolized in the crossing referred to as Videyjarsund from Kollafirdi to Laugarness; he is the first minor to swim the 900 meters on the day of his Christian Confirmation and was accompanied by two members of the search and rescue association (ICE-SAR) in a lifeboat, as well as Sigurbjörnsson’s parents and a doctor.

Sigurbjörnsson’s father, Sigurbjörn Þorkelsson, told mbl.is he was very proud of his son and his determination to finish what he started.


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