Djúpivogur Granted "Slow City" Status
| María Reynisdóttir
The friendly municipality of Djúpivogur in East Iceland has become the first and only municipality in Iceland to be granted Cittaslow ‘Slow City’ status.
According to the Cittaslow Association a city or municipality must “work to improve conviviality and conserve the local environment,” in order to achieve ‘Slow City’ status. The association has 176 cities, towns and municipalities in 27 countries within its network.
Djúpivogur has a population of 500. It has a long history of trading and fishing in addition to beautiful natural surroundings. The community has set up a plan in connection with its new Cittaslow status emphasising hospitality, courtesy and friendliness. The festival ‘Icelandic Days’ will be held next autumn where attendants will be able to learn to make traditional Icelandic food, a recycling plan has been introduced and environmental conservation steps have been taken.
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