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40 nationalities living in Eyjarfjördur

By Iceland Review

Morgunbladid reports today of an exhibition which will open tomorrow in Akureyri. It tells the stories of some of the 400 people of 40 nationalities living in Eyjarfjördur.

The exhibition is produced by students in journalism at the University of Akureyri.

“People come here for various reasons…most agree that they have been well received, but we must not forget that some came here in dire circumstances, like the refugees,” said one of the organizers, Gréta Bergrún Jóhannesóttir, to Morgunbladid.

“There is a trained opera singer who runs his own caviar factory…a woman was flying to Canada and stopped over and stayed,” said Gréta Bergrún to Morgunbladid.

“I love Icelandic nature, and the people who live here are good. If I were to move back home I would miss the Icelandic shark the most. I often eat it with rye-bread and loads of butter,” said Mait Trink from Estonia.

Her words, together with pictures and quotes from interviews with other foreign residents of Eyjarfjördur will be on display at the exhibition.

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