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Iceberg to Make Debut at National Theater

A large iceberg from Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, Southeast Iceland, was transported to Reykjavík last week for a new theater performance, Fjalla-Eyvindur by Jóhann Sigurjónsson, which opens March 26.

“It was rolled straight into the refrigeration container,” stage manager Kristín Hauksdóttir told Fréttablaðið, adding that they are testing to see how long the iceberg lasts and how it behaves.

Kristín said she hopes that they won’t have to collect more icebergs but didn’t reveal how exactly the ice will be used in the performance. “People will have to come to the performance and see what role the ice has with their own eyes.”

She added that she tasted the ice and that “there was no difference between thousand-year-old ice and regular ice in a glass of coke.”

The ice in Jökulsárlon comes from Vatnajökull glacier. As the glacier melts, the ice, which is around 1,000 years old, breaks off the glacier into the lagoon.

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