Icelanders have learned to cope with the scourge of overtourism with humor and aplomb. In the far northwestern town of Ísafjörður resident and museum curator Björg Elínar Sveinbjörnsdóttir recently capitalized on the nosiness of tourists who constantly peeked into the window of her house while visiting the Westfjords’s unofficial capital. With tongue in cheek, the entrepreneur installed curtains outside her window with a sign reading, “EVERYDAY LIFE PEEP SHOW!” For two euros, two dollars, or two pounds, tourists can now observe the first floor of an Icelandic apartment and see mundane things such as a cake cooling on a table next to a glass of milk or the dishes left from a meal. The Peep Show has no set schedule, but will be open whenever the town is busy.


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2 Responses to Peepshow

  1. Ruth Gardner says:

    Love this!

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  2. My daughter and son-in-law have just been to Iceland. I must ask them if they came across this. Clever idea!

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