• Iceland Thank Björk With An Island
  • Posted 25 months ago by Jack Lowe · music · 27759 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 25 months ago · 97 Reply
    • omg... that is a nice gift
    • John Posted 25 months ago · 108 Reply
    • In other news, Bjork plans on filming world's most awesome sledding video in her new backyard.
    • Kitley Posted 25 months ago · 148 Reply
    • I heard this years ago but it was said to be not true. The island being given to Bjork I mean.
    • hunglikejesus Posted 25 months ago · 126 Reply
    • this is not a true story.
    • thorsteinn Posted 25 months ago · 133 Reply
    • ya la media vola xD
    • negro Posted 25 months ago · 162 Reply
    • how humble....
    • Diego Posted 25 months ago · 110 Reply
    • i thought this was proven false. puffin hunting cabin near the westmanns?
    • will Posted 25 months ago · 125 Reply