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Þúfa

 

 

The artwork, Þúfa (tussock) is the result of a competition held by HB Grandi, Faxaflóahafnir and the Icelandic Artist Association. Ólöf Nordal won the competition and assigned the construction of the artwork to three brothers; Guðjón, Benjamín and Guðmundur Óli.

Þúfa stands at the west entrance of the harbor, directly opposite the newly built music hall Harpa. It is a grassy hill with stepping stones to the top where a small hut designed for drying fish is located. From the top you have a beautiful view over the harbor and inner city.

The hill is 26 meters in diameter and 8 meters high. The inner core consists of roughly 4,500 tons of gravel and a dry stone wall to get the shape of the hill adjusted correctly. The hill was then covered with turf. All this makes Þúfa one of the biggest artworks ever made in Iceland and it has already become a landmark for the city.

 
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