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Arctic Deeply on ‘Transportation, Not Tourism’

The Ísfélag fish-processing plant in Þórshöfn, Iceland.

The Ísfélag fish-processing plant in Þórshöfn, Iceland.

In this instalment, Arctic Deeply gives you a look into an Icelandic town vying for its place in the global market, not with tourism but with transport.

Siggeir Stefánsson introduces us to Þórshöfn, his small Icelandic fishing town which he hopes to diversify in order to keep afloat.

“If you live in Reykjavik, you can choose from 100 kinds of work. Here you cannot choose from so many. Our young people are not coming back.” Rather than focus on the tourist economy, Siggeir’s municipality is opening the door to more industry.

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