Björk’s Own Island, A Gift from Iceland

Björk is arguably the most well known Icelandic artist of all time, who long ago crossed over from being a local talent to an international pop superstar. Not only has she experienced enormous personal success, but her music has raised the profile for fellow countrymen and served as a catalyst for their success. In turn, the government of Iceland has demonstrated its appreciation for her efforts in a very big way. As described in this Huh Magazine post, the country decided to give Björk her own island — a beautiful, isolated, and quite large piece of prime real estate. Now she’ll only have to come out of pocket for the boat to ferry her from the mainland to her new front door.

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