• Iceland Thank Björk With An Island
  • Posted 30 months ago by Jack Lowe · music · 32801 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.

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    • How great it must be to live among a few cattle that love.
    • Evan Posted 30 months ago · 150 Reply
    • omg... that is a nice gift
    • John Posted 30 months ago · 170 Reply
    • In other news, Bjork plans on filming world's most awesome sledding video in her new backyard.
    • Kitley Posted 30 months ago · 199 Reply
    • I heard this years ago but it was said to be not true. The island being given to Bjork I mean.
    • hunglikejesus Posted 30 months ago · 171 Reply
    • this is not a true story.
    • thorsteinn Posted 30 months ago · 193 Reply
    • ya la media vola xD
    • negro Posted 30 months ago · 217 Reply
    • how humble....
    • Diego Posted 30 months ago · 165 Reply
    • i thought this was proven false. puffin hunting cabin near the westmanns?
    • will Posted 29 months ago · 175 Reply