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Bra Fence in Brekkukot Continues to Grow

By Jóhann Páll Ástvaldsson

The fence by Brekkukot farm is covered in bras.
Photo: The fence by Brekkukot farm is covered in bras. .

The fence surrounding Brekkukot farm near the Eyjafjöll mountains tends to capture passing drivers’ attention. Unlike most other fences you’ll drive by on your way around Iceland, this one is covered in bras. Seven years have passed since the first bra was placed on the fence, and it appears that the tradition won’t stop any time soon. The fence is covered by hundreds of bras at this point.

Lilja Georgsdóttir owns the land along with her husband Þórhallur Birgisson. She says the fence is always popular but that the fence is starting to give way under the pressure of holding all of the bras. and while the bras brighten up the area, the farmers are less enthusiastic about other artefacts of clothing. Everything from mittens, shoes, socks, to even underwear have been placed on the Brekkukot fence. Even though the landowners enjoy the fence, they admit that underwear is not necessarily sought after. “We don’t enjoy them as much. We try to take them down. It’s just a little more tasteful,” Lilja said merrily in an interview with Ví

The fence’s popularity has sparked the idea to put up a collection box where people can leave donations for breast cancer research and hopefully, that idea will be implemented soon.

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