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Iceland’s Bell rung at Akureyri

By Iceland Review

The bell outside Akureyri University in northeast Iceland was rung six times at a special ceremony on 1 December to mark the bell’s anniversary.

Iceland’s Bell, named after Halldór Laxness’ novel from 1943, is an artwork created by Kristinn E. Hrafnsson and was put up outside the University on 1 December 2000. The bell is rung every year at that date to mark its anniversary, reports Fréttabladid.

Last Friday former rector Baldvin Jóhann Bjarnason and five-year-old Gunnar Adalgeir Arason rang the bell together in front of about 100 spectators.

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