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One Hundred Kilometer Drive for Toilet Paper

The only shop in the village of Kópasker, Northeast Iceland, closed for good on New Year’s Eve, reports.

kopasker_road_psThe road to Kópasker. Photos: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

Now the people in the area have two options. They can either go to the Ásbyrgi shop, 35 km (114,829 ft) away, which is only open for two hours per week, on Fridays or drive to Húsavík, 100 km (60 miles), to buy all their daily essentials like milk, toilet paper and lottery tickets.

kopasker_gas_station_store_psThe gas station outside where the store in Kópasker was located.

At this time of the year the road (number 85) is very icy so the trip for toilet paper can be a life endangering experience.

There are rumors that the community in this remote corner of Iceland will open a co-op but no opening date has been given.


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