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Ferris wheel on Miðbakki
Photo: Reykjavík. The proposed location of a Ferris wheel on Miðbakki.

Ferris Wheel at Reykjavík Harbour Gets Green Light

What began as a call for potential contractors for a Ferris wheel at Reykjavík harbour is now becoming a reality.

A developing area

This plan has been in the works for a long time now, with the City of Reykjavík asking for people to put in their bids for the project earlier this spring. In the end, it was the company Taylors Tivoli Iceland that got the contract–unsurprisingly, RÚV reports, as they already own and operate several Ferris wheels in the country.

Reykjavík harbour has been the site of a great deal of development in recent years, in particular where office space and residential housing is concerned. The Ferris wheel would, as the City of Reykjavík put it in their original ad for contractors, add “an exciting addition to the diverse city life”.

A one-summer project

This particular Ferris wheel will be 32 metres tall and have 54 carriages. It will be set up at Miðbakki, which is the open area west of Harpa Concert Hall, where a skateboarding park currently is.

If this is something that interests you, you’d do well to book your tickets now. This is planned to be a one-summer project, and after some time at Reykjavík harbour, will be moved further inland to Klambratún park.

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