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Ski Resorts Debate about Location of Icelandic Alps

Director of the ski resorts in Oddsskard in Fjardarbyggd municipality, east Iceland, has requested that neighboring town Seydisfjördur ceases calling its ski resort in Stafdalur “The Eastfjordian Alps,” because he claims they hold the rights to the name.

“I think Seydisfjördur residents are doing many good things in regards to the development of their ski resort, but we have marketed the ski resort in Oddsskard as the Eastfjordian Alps since 1989 and we have the prerogative to use the name,” director of Oddsskard ski resort Dagfinnur Ómarsson told 24 Stundir.

“I called them and pointed out that we owned the name and asked whether they could call their ski resort something else. They thought we were being self-important but finally complied with our demand, because the Eastfjordian Alps are clearly in Oddsskard,” Ómarsson said.

“When I received the phone call I thought they were joking,” said manager of Huginn ski club in Seydisfjördur. “I was kindly asked to stop calling our ski resort the Eastfjordian Alps […] otherwise we would be contacted by their lawyer. […] I just couldn’t believe they could be bothered by this.”

Henceforth the ski resort in Seydisfjördur will be known as “The King of the Eastfjordian Peaks” and “the All-Icelandic Ski Resort.”

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