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Europe’s “Westest” Pizzas Available in Iceland Lighthouse

A new pizza parlor, called “Sliceland,” has opened in the lighthouse on Bjargtangar by Látrabjarg, the westernmost part of Iceland and Europe, offering the “westest” pizzas in Europe. The initiative is part of the 2009 Reykjavík Arts Festival.

The Látrabjarg bird cliff. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.

“I just completed my Masters project in visual arts in New York where there are loads of pizza places so when I was asked to host an exhibition at Bjargtangar, the westernmost part of Europe—you can’t get any closer to America than right here—I thought it was ideal to open a pizza place,” visual artist Curver Thoroddsen, who operates the pizza parlor in the Bjargtangar lighthouse, told RÚV.

At “Sliceland” puffin pizzas are on the menu and Thoroddsen said a number of tourists have dropped by, eager to try this novelty. The artist will serve pizzas to visitors throughout the Whitsun weekend and after that an exhibition about the project will open in the lighthouse.

The project “Brennid thid vitar” (“Stray Beacons”) takes place in four lighthouses in remote regions across Iceland.

Click here to read more about the Reykjavík Arts Festival’s visual arts program and here to watch an audio slideshow about the festival.

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