• Iceland Thank Björk With An Island
  • Posted 20 months ago by Jack Lowe · @jacklowe · music · 21592 Views
  • As a sign of appreciation for her cultural contributions Björk's homeland of Iceland have given the eccentric pop icon an entire island. According to sources, Björk originally enquired about buying the island of Elliðaey back in 2012, but instead of asking her to pay for it the government decided to offer it to her free of charge. At 0.45 square km in area, Elliðaey is the third largest island in Iceland and is believed to have been formed during an eruption about five or six thousand years ago. The only access to the island is via a rope on its lower east side and by boat (or helicopter) from the mainland, making it quite the artist's sanctuary. There are just a few cattle who live there, as well as thousands of birds that use it as a safe nesting site.

    www.bjork.com

    • How great it must be to live among a few cattle that love.
    • Evan Posted 20 months ago · 41 Reply
    • omg... that is a nice gift
    • John Posted 20 months ago · 40 Reply
    • In other news, Bjork plans on filming world's most awesome sledding video in her new backyard.
    • Kitley Posted 20 months ago · 81 Reply
    • I heard this years ago but it was said to be not true. The island being given to Bjork I mean.
    • hunglikejesus Posted 20 months ago · 64 Reply
    • this is not a true story.
    • thorsteinn Posted 20 months ago · 61 Reply
    • ya la media vola xD
    • negro Posted 20 months ago · 99 Reply
    • how humble....
    • Diego Posted 20 months ago · 41 Reply
    • i thought this was proven false. puffin hunting cabin near the westmanns?
    • will Posted 20 months ago · 70 Reply
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