Thufa Hill in Reykjavik, Iceland

Þúfa in Icelandic actually means a very tiny knoll, but here it is a hill.  It is an 8 meter high hill and 26 meters in diameter.  From the ground, there is a spiral path around the hill to walk up to the top.  The path is a bit narrow, and caution is needed if you meet another person going down. At the top, there is a tiny shack similar to the old shacks that Icelanders used to dry fish. If there is a strong and bad smell while walking to the top of the hill, a fish is being dried in the small shack. According to the artist, it is a place for peace and meditation in the city, at least for those who dare to “climb the mountain”. It is a reference to everything simple, old and quality of life. Read More

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