On the Diamond Circle: Untamed Nature in the far north of Iceland

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In 2021, the residents of Húsavík rolled out the red carpet for themselves. Symbolically, of course. It started above the whaling museum and stretched down to the harbour, tracing the route that Will Ferrel ran down in playing the role of Lars in the Netflix comedy “Eurovision Song Conest: The Story of Fire Saga.” The locals painted the red carpet on their streets after the film song “Húsavik – My Home Town” was nominated for an Oscar. The town mayor himself filmed charming YouTube promo films and the whole town was in a state of excited anticipation. In vain, it turned out, because the song d…

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